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Ride 92 2021 - 2017 Review by The Good Ride
Ride The 92 Snowboard Boot Video Review Fast Forward Markers. 0:00 – Intro 0:26 – Summary 1:16 – Sizing 2:19 – Lacing & Adjustability 3:24 – On and Off Ease 3:59 – Flex & Response 4:52 – Construction & Flex Retention 5:46 – Shock Absorption 6:46 – Traction 6:58 – Reduced Footprint 7:29 – Conclusion 7:54 – About Our Reviews
Swipe Right: Great adjustability for a Double BOA boot. Well built. Rare high end medium flex boot.
Swipe Left: Expensive.
Summary: The Ride The 92 is one of the only mid flexing high end boots out there. It has excellent adjustability and a great feel on foot.
Ethics Statement: We don’t get paid by the manufacturer to write these reviews. We do make money from the “Where To Buy” links, but this is our best attempt at an honest and objective review from an average riders’ perspective.
Ride 92 Snowboard Boot Review: How It Rides And Who It Is For
How This Review Happened: We borrowed this for an extended demo and then returned it.
Size Tried: 9 US
Riders: James (Size 9, 5’10” 185-190lbs), Peter (Size 8, 5’11” 185lbs)
Insoles: Footprint Insole Technology Gamechangers, Footprint Insole Technology Gameghangers Low Profile,
Bindings: Union Atlas, Union Strata, Ride C8, Ride C10
Boards: Yes Hybrid, Jones Hovercraft, Jones Flagship, Endeavor Pioneer, Ride Wild Life
James’ Foot Specs
Foot Size: 9 US
Foot Width: E
Arch Length: Right 9.5 and Left 9
Calf Circumference: Top of boot 17” & Bottom of boot 12”
Size 9 was 2.0lbs. Pretty light.
I would size down 1/2 size if you want a true fit. I am a true size 9 and would go down to 8.5 to get a good fit with the Ride 92 all season. Peter didn’t feel it as much as I did but he rode it first. I think over time he would much rather prefer a size 8 instead of a size 8.5 like he would normally ride.
We really liked the overall construction. The stiff spine on the back combined with the ankle articulation seems like it will keep its medium flex a while. You can also dial out the flex to be a little softer or stiffer if you want.
The Ride 92 isn’t like a lot of double BOA boots that overlap around the ankle but the heel hold was pretty solid. We love the completely separate Double Boa system that also has a strap for added adjustability. It is almost there with traditional lace boots.
We love a medium response boot and the Ride 92 had all the response we needed for more demanding boards to turn like the Hovercraft. At the same time, it didn’t overpower quicker/easier turning boards like the Wild Life and make it twitchy.
Shock Absorption/Board Feel
The shock absorption is pretty good but they are going more for board feel than a cushy ride like the Adidas we were riding at the time. If you want more of a skate feel that integrates better with your bindings then the Ride 92 is a great call.
The Ride 92 has great traction. Gripped really well in all conditions we rode in.
Footprint vs. Warmth
If I went down to a size 8.5 which would much better fit my true size 9, the footprint would be pretty reduced with the Ride 92. This is great for fitting into a slightly narrower boot to reduce toe/heel drag. It didn’t feel like a super cold boot either which can often happen when you reduce the footprint.
On & Off Ease
The Ride 92 is much easier on and off than
Overall we were both really impressed with the Ride 92. It is so great to see a mid flexing high end boot with a lot of really cool tech. Most boots in this price point are ultra stiff.
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The Ride The 92 snowboard boot combines easy on and off with a good bit of adjustability. The strap combined with the BOA also makes it a pretty unique boot.
Ethics Statement: We don’t get paid by the manufacturer to write these reviews. No one is perfect and we do make money from the “Where To Buy” links below, but this is our best attempt at an honest and objective review from an average riders’ perspective.
James’ Foot Specs
Foot Size: Right 9 and Left 8.75
Foot Width: Right and Left between a D/E
Arch Length: Right 9.5 and Left 9
Calves (Widest Point): 17”
Calves (At top of boot): 12”
Here is Jimbo’s take.
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There is no better tread on the market than the Michelin outer sol on these boots. I prefer the nice 6/10 mid range flex over super stiff boots it gives you more comfort than any other high end boot out there. Reduced footprint = awesome. Heat mold able for customized fit, the straps helps if you need it and the dual boa is awesome and has a nice zip up cover which makes sure no water leakage ever gets through the boot. I've never had a wet or cold foot with these on the past two years. These boots are expensive and should be, they are top quality in every aspect. I prefer these over my past DC T.RICE boots. These are quality from the inside to the best out sol you can buy plus they look awesome.
These are exactly what I needed for heel hold! My heels would slip in almost any boot I wore. There's a pressure point on the top of both feet from the wires when they're tight. Needs to be more padding on the tongue in my opinion. Great boot overall though!