Ride Hi-Phy 2014 - 2012 Review by The Good Ride
The 2014 Ride Hi Phy moved up to a Double BOA system. This does a great job at securing your ankle so there is no heel lift. There isn’t much upper/lower adjustability but most looking for a locked in the heel will be fine with this boot. The 2014 Ride Hi Phy is a good choice for those that want a very reduced footprint and BOA with a medium/stiff flex. I personally like more adjustability but don’t care about adjustability as much as they do locking in their heels. Love the very reduced footprint and love the all-around fit and feel of this boot.
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The Ride Hi Phy is new as of 2012 and is another single BOA to their line up. This is another mid flexing boot made for doing anything freestyle riders. BOA tech, for the most part, had pressure points but every year it improved. This newer BOA tech by ride makes for less pressure than many of the 2011 or 2010 models. We would have liked to see a double BOA for this price but this is still a well-made boot that many should enjoy.
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Good Boots for Wide Feet
I bought a pair of these for the 2012 season when they first came out (the single boa version). Ride boots have been a good fit for my wide feet (3E or 4E, depending on manufacturer) and I wanted a medium-stiff boa boot. I use Sole insoles, so can't comment on the stock ones. The boots are easy to get on & off, warm, comfortable and fit my feet well. They also seem well made. I had to crank the boas down more than I liked to eliminate heel lift and close the boot tops on my relatively narrow calves, until I added a pair of Eliminator tongue inserts. They are still holding up well after 3 seasons, but when the new boots are available in the shops next season I plan to upgrade to either the 2-boa version or the new Ride Trident, depending how they feel on my feet.