- PRICE: £350
- SIZES: UK
- FLEX: 6
- LACING SYSTEM: Classic Lace
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Back for their second season and keeping the look of the iconic 90’s running shoe, the Tactical Lexicon ADV snowboard boots blend classic Adidas style with their top-shelf materials and most advanced construction. Rider’s who value style as much as performance won’t find better from the home of the three stripes than here.
At £350, they don’t come cheap, especially in the absence of any kind of boa or speed-lace system. But there’s a reason the Adidas Tactical Lexicon ADVs made it into last year’s 100 and remain an all-mountain favourite among the Whitelines team: they’re worth every damn penny.
“The Boost Midsole is the star of the show from Adidas, with a level of cushioning that’s more or less unrivalled in a snowboard boot”
The Boost Midsole is the star of the show from Adidas, with a level of cushioning that’s more or less unrivalled in a snowboard boot. Given the constant vibrations and impacts the average rider is exposed to, they’re well worth their salt. There’s even the added bonus of them providing around three times the insulation of a standard EVA sole.
Laces still seem to come under fire from some who either don’t have the hand-eye coordination to tie them or are so thrilled at the idea of turning a metal coil that they no longer even entertain the thought of an alternative. But really is true what they say – laces do still provide the most customised adjustment. Better still, the Instep Power Lacing System not only tightens the boot in one swift pull, but they also provide targeted support custom to each rider.
As for the liners, it’s nothing but the best for the Tactical Lexicons. The Gold Level Ultralon Liner delivers the most personalised custom fit of any from Adidas and is secured inside the shell by an inner ankle harness with a super secure speed lace system.
It’s worth noting that Adidas boots generally come up a little on the snug side. Not that we’d ever recommended buying boots without trying them on in the first place, but don’t be put off if your usual size doesn’t feel quite right. The footprint on them is substantially reduced, so there shouldn’t be any overhang issues if you do find yourself going up a half size or so.