- Price: £210 / €250
- Sizes: UK 2.5-7.5
- Flex: 4
- Entry System: Classic Lace
The ThirtyTwo Zephyr snowboard boot is new for 2017/18, and takes its cues from the worlds of skateboarding and surfing. While the menfolk can unleash their inner Z-boy with the male-specific version, this here is the women’s Zephyr.
Once again Thirty Two have, as they have been so good at doing for so many years, tweaked a model for a female rider’s specific needs, without losing the original focus - all the while resisting any temptation to give it a cutesy name or patronising colour scheme.
"Where it excels is in cruising around resorts, getting spontaneous and hitting whatever features you come across"
The Thirty Two Zephyr women’s snowboard boot is fairly soft flexing, so it’s not one for bombing down gnarly couloirs. Where it excels is in cruising around resorts, getting spontaneous and hitting whatever features you come across. If you want to really tweak out a grab, the 3D-moulded tongue delivers evenly-distributed flex that doesn’t take too much effort to make work for you.
As you flex down through the ankle, for example when stomping the landing of a backside 180 on your toe edge, the outer shell’s design allows for plenty of movement without having to strain the shell itself. This means you get a better, closer fit around your foot during all movements, and it prolongs the life of the boot too.
The lightweight foam sole of the Thirty Two Zephyr women’s boot helps alleviate foot pain caused by both impacts and general riding on bumpier terrain. Like the rest of the boot, you shouldn't expect too much of it at the higher end of the riding spectrum, but for fun shreds around the resort it’s ideal.
"The lightweight foam sole helps alleviate foot pain caused by both impacts and general riding on bumpier terrain"
The liner boasts heat-mouldable foam, as well as a plush cuff keeps your calf happy. Plus the whole thing is made more secure by the interior harness, giving you that extra bit of support without adding too much stiffness or bulk.
If you like the convenience of a speed lace then you can opt for the Thirty Two Zephyr FT, but the classic lace shown on this model is always a winner in our eyes.
James Kim - Boot Designer, ThirtyTwo
The Zephyr is a new style we are introducing for 2017-2018, inspired by our California skate heritage. The boot has a softer more forgiving flex compared to the Lashed and rides with a surfy, skatey feel with amazing fit. It’s the perfect boot for the jib kid, Spring riding or epic powder days.
The Zephyr comes in two lacing systems: tried-and-true classic lacing and our new and improved Fast Track Lacing system. Additional features include a Cozy Cuff liner for added warmth, articulated cuff and Evolution Foam outsole keeping this boot light and nimble.