The 32 Lashed has Been around for a long time and one of 32’s best boots and for a long time it’s a go to entry level boot for mid to wide footed riders. The all EVA foam makes it less recommendable but if you can deal with poor traction and a short lasting sole this is one comfortable boot.
Riders: James and Peter
Bindings: Flux DS, Burton Cartel, and many other bindings
Boards: Gnu Space Case, Yes Jackpot
Flex: The flex is closer to the medium side of soft just like the Thirty Two Lashed FT.
Turn Initiation: Middle to lower end response and I feel like it’s most comfortable with very easy to easy turning boards.
Comfort: When I think of Thirty Two I think of comfort.
Heel Hold: Not bad and our heels didn’t lift but we usually don’t have heel lift issues with our business.
Adjustability: The traditional lace is slow but reliable and you also have lot’s of options to dial out the boot around your foot.
Flex Retention: Along with comfort I also immediately think of Thirty Two as a boot that breaks down and packs out pretty quick. That’s the price you pay with comfort.
Shock Absorption: Outstanding shock absorption. It’s all soft foam and it’s pretty cushy.
Traction: The Lashed has a single mold sole that is one piece. This is good because it won’t fall apart but it lacks the traction in varied conditions that some boots have. It also wears down quickly.
Footprint: Thirty two kept up with the footprint reduction game and has reduction. The sole is pretty flat which I’d like to see it turn up more at the heel and toe to have less heel and toe drag but it’s still pretty good.
On & Off Ease: It’s traditional lace so it’s not quick but a lot of people are weird about traditional lace these days. I’ve often seen people lace up traditional lace faster than Double BOA boots. Not because traditional lace is faster but because double and even single BOA can be hard to dial out at times.
If you can deal with the traction and quick wear issues of the sole then you have a comfortable entry level boot.