List Price US $249
686 New Balance 1971 Speed Lace Review And Buying Advice
Riding Level Intermediate - Expert
Lacing Type Speed Lace
Manufactured in


Turn Initiation



True To Size

Boot Width


Comfort Good
Heel Hold Good
Adjustability Poor
Reduced Footprint Average

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Flex Retention Average
Shock Absorption Good
Traction Good
On & Off Ease Good
Warmth Great

686 New Balance 1971 Speed Lace 2013 Review by The Good Ride

The 686 New Ballance 1971 Speedlace is one of those boots that is light pretty responsive and seems adequately well made.  Our one gripe is if you are going to do speed lace we’d rather see an upper and lower instead of just one unifying lace that is like a single BOA boot.  If you can get past the poor adjustability then you still have a comfortable easy to lace boot with an almost aggressive flex.

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