- Price: £140
- Sizes: 4-13
- Flex: 4
They say: Geared for comfort and easy entry.
We say: This is one of the more basic boots Thirty Two produce, but it’s still packed with features, including their patented speed-lacing system and a 3D moulded tongue. Aimed more at intermediates, but would probably suit any rider on a budget.
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- Building boards since: 2004
- HQ: Auburn, CA, USA
- History lesson: Founded by a crew of riders who “believe in quality first”, Academy has grown slowly overseas, but it rapidly became a household name in the states, with a team that featured the likes of Chad Otterstrom. Right from the beginning the idea has been to support the growth of ordinary riders alongside team shredders. For that reason (and also, probably because it fits neatly with their name) Academy give out a series of scholarships to talented snow lovers each year to help them through college. Nice guys then!
- Ridden by: Frat-boys on company scholarships, and US-based park rats who know their Tyler Flanagans from their Scotty Jameses.