Contrary to popular belief, not all of us here at Gear Patrol are skiers. So this boot is for our men carving powder on their single blade whips. The Salomon F22 Snowboard boot is all about power and precision with no compromise when it comes to comfort. There are soft gel inserts on the shin and ankle areas to form to the shape of your foot eliminating pressure points. Goodbye soreness. The F22 also uses a PU tongue that allows you to customize the F22’s flex: tightening to give you control on the steep slopes or a looser grip for the freestyle park. Salomon’s quick-pull lacing system keeps you in the parking lot less and on the hill more. We like.
What this means to you: Outside of the old world dark brown/barley look, the boot will ride right regardless of the conditions. The Autofit Soft Gel works like a bloody charm and the ability to go from explosive riding to soft and smooth makes this boot gear we’re glad to have.
Cost: $250 @ Dogfunk