Price US $219

Vans Kira 2013 - 2010 Review by The Good Ride

This is a different type of boot than most with a side BOA and then a strap on the top.  It’s strange but at least its adjustible at each end.  This is a good idea because Focus BOA boots have one big problem.  The upper and lower still tighten around the ankle so it’s hard to really get a form fitting adjustment.  The Kira seems to fix that problem but the lower ends a little higher than the upper.  Van’s are known for their very soft toe.  This can really suck if you ride with over the toe straps because the boot just collapses, makes you crank it down more and cause presure on your toes. We like the addition of a strap on the top because it adds to adjustability.  It’s a shame to see a boot that is so comfortable miss on the re-inforcement over the toe because this could be a very recomendable boot for someone looking for a soft freestyle boot.

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Riding Level

Intermediate - Expert

Lacing Type

Mixed Lacing

Manufactured in

Flex

Medium/Soft

Turn Initiation

Medium/Slow

Comfort

Average

Heel Hold

Average

Adjustability

Great

Reduced Footprint

Average

Flex Retention

Average

Shock Absorption

Good

Traction

Good

On & Off Ease

Great