ThirtyTwo JP Walker 2016 - 2013 Review by The Good Ride
The Thirty Two JP Walker is almost like not wearing a snowboard boot because the flex is so soft. When they say skate style they really mean it. This is at home in the jib park and doesn’t really like it out on the mountain trying to carve and what not. It’s about the freedom to tweak out your park riding. Thirty-Two makes boots that fit wider footed riders pretty well. They pack out a little more than many other boots but are also pretty comfortable. Also, there is a pretty good reduced footprint going on.
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2014-15 JP Walker Light
First off, every 32 boot I've tried on besides the Focus BOA have ran kinda small. I had hoped that after the heat molding and riding several days that they would pack out and fit better, but after 30 of riding this season my toes are still a little crammed into the front. The price point was really good on these and absolutely needed a pair at the beginning of the season after the Burton Boxers I had since 2008 finally gave up. 30 days in though and I'm already looking for new boots. The traction isn't great, I've got some heel lift, I've snapped 2 shoelaces, and the spine is already starting to bend. They're not the worst boots I've ever owned, but coming from 6 solid seasons from the Burton Boxers to these was a pretty big let down
2015-16 jp lights
Just got back into riding after 18 years. Bought this boot because I wanted a soft boot that let's me move. I don't like the ski boot feel of the stiff boot. If you want a soft flexing boot that let's you play this is it. They wear out and pack out pretty quick but I wear them for 12 hours a day sometimes (act as a work boot also) because they are so comfortable. That would be the reason for the 1 star deductible. I would recommend this boot to anyone that likes to play everywhere on the hill, by play I mean jump,slide,bonk,jib,carve. This totally reminds me of my boots from the 90's.
One star taken off these for lack of proper traction. YOu will slip and fall on your ass while skating on these. I wish they would put real rubber in the sole somewhere. The comfort of these things are amazing. I have a wide forefoot and a skinny heel, and these work nicely. They are fine all over the mountain once you get used to a super soft boot. They work for me and are much more comfortable than my Burton Fiends that i picked up at the beginning of the season. I think these are the 2013 version, so the current model may have changed a bit. I believe mine have the Level II liner. I would recommend upgrading to a custom footbed on these as well. The original didn't last too long.
Response: Our sentiments exactly about the traction Mark.