- Price: £260 / €300
- Sizes: UK 4-8.5
- Flex: 5
- Entry System: Dual Boa
The Rome Memphis Boa women’s snowboard boot has been around for years, picking up plenty of admirers due to its all-rounder qualities and impressive tech. 2017/18 sees it evolve further, whilst still remaining a do-it-all workhorse.
The liner of the Rome Memphis Boa has been upgraded to the ‘Pro F.I.T.’ model, which boasts all the same comfort benefits of its predecessor but with a few extra tech features. It now uses four distinct types of lining, targeted to different areas of the foot where they can be most effective, as well as uber-grippy material right at the heel to further reduce the chance of unwanted lift while you ride.
"The foam insole has extra cushioning at the heel, which is a godsend if you ever come up short of the landing on a sizeable kicker"
The foam insole has extra cushioning at the heel, which is a godsend if you ever come up short of the landing on a sizeable kicker. It’s also been treated with Aegis, a world-renowned anti-microbial agent that will prevent your boots from registering too high on the pong scale. At the other end, a new asymmetrical cuff provides the best ever fit with your lower leg.
It still uses a dual Boa lacing system, each coil responsible for a different area of the boot. If you prefer to leave things a little looser at the instep than at the top, or vice versa, this gives you the option to fine-tune your fit - and keep it exactly that way all day. The wires pass over the seamless 3D tongue, which plays a big part in delivering the Rome Memphis Boa’s all-round flex profile.
"If you prefer to leave things a little looser at the instep than at the top, or vice versa, this gives you the option to fine-tune your fit - and keep it exactly that way all day"
In fact, the tongue of the inner liner has a similar focus, and the two work together with every turn. The dual-density foam means that it’s comfortable straight out of the box, and you have the option to heat-mould it for an even better fit.
With such focus on comfort, durability and performance, it’s likely that the latest incarnation of the Rome Memphis Boa women’s snowboard boot will be just as popular as those that came before it. It’s a true modern classic, suitable for novices and obsessives alike.