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ThirtyTwo Lashed 2015 - 2010 Review by The Good Ride
The 32 Lashed has Been around for a long time and one of 32’s best boots and for a long time it’s a go-to entry level boot for mid to wide footed riders. The all EVA foam makes it less recommendable but if you can deal with poor traction and a short lasting sole this is one comfortable boot.
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Flex: The flex is closer to the medium side of soft just like the Thirty Two Lashed FT.
Turn Initiation: Middle to lower end response and I feel like it’s most comfortable with very easy to easy turning boards.
Comfort: When I think of Thirty Two I think of comfort.
Heel Hold: Not bad and our heels didn’t lift but we usually don’t have heel lift issues with our business.
Adjustability: The traditional lace is slow but reliable and you also have lots of options to dial out the boot around your foot.
Flex Retention: Along with comfort I also immediately think of Thirty Two as a boot that breaks down and packs out pretty quick. That’s the price you pay with comfort.
Shock Absorption: Outstanding shock absorption. It’s all soft foam and it’s pretty cushy.
Traction: The Lashed has a single mold sole that is one piece. This is good because it won’t fall apart but it lacks the traction in varied conditions that some boots have. It also wears down quickly.
Footprint: Thirty-two kept up with the footprint reduction game and has a reduction. The sole is pretty flat which I’d like to see it turn up more at the heel and toe to have less heel and toe drag but it’s still pretty good.
On & Off Ease: It’s traditional lace so it’s not quick but a lot of people are weird about traditional lace these days. I’ve often seen people lace up traditional lace faster than Double BOA boots. Not because traditional lace is faster but because double and even single BOA can be hard to dial out at times.
If you can deal with the traction and quick wear issues of the sole then you have a comfortable entry level boot.
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Leaks!!!!!! And not covered by warranty
The boots is nice in terms of looks and fit, but it started leaking the first day I went on to the mountain at the left toes area, every time, after 1 or 2 runs. It gets very painful as I could feel snow melting in my toes, which hurts and made my toes numb. When I took the lift I could feel wind blowing into my boots too. I bought my boots from Evo so I contacted them regarding warranty, and Evo said "Thw boots are not meant to be waterproof so it is not covered by warranty" and told me to suck it up, regardless of how many times I told him waterproof and leaking from normal usage are two totally different things. According to Evo these kind of requests always gets rejected by Thirtytwo. So beware! If you don't want to take the risk of spending $200+ on a pair of leaky boots and deal with awful customer service / warranty program, best to stay away from this brand.
32 lashed is a great boot, this is my 3rd lashed, and this time ti came with heel hold kit, that you can customize the boot with. Very confy, durable all mountain boot, with a good heel hold.
Fine boot, Awful customer service
To be honest the boot was great. It was comfortable, stable and light. My issue is from the quick lace system and Thirty-Two's AWFUL customer service. I bought this boot last Christmas (fall 2016 edition) and used it about 6 times when all of a sudden my quick laces on my lower left boot no longer moved. No matter how hard I pulled it would not slide, tighten or loosen. Turns out the plastic track that the line runs in tore off and got wedged. No only this but the pin in the tab that hold the laces tight bent and broke. So both of my boots are broken, one won't loosen because the track is jammed and the other won't tighten because there is no tab to hold it tight. I have called customer service and left multiple messages, as well as emailed them regarding the issue. NO REPLY.
So in conclusion the boot feels great but is as cheaply made as possible. This combined with their complete lack of caring about their customer has pushed me away from the Thirty-Two brand entirely.
I would much recommend spending your money on a pair of DC with Boas (life time warranty on those lace systems). Not to mention they actually will speak to you if you have an issue.
These were my first pair of new boots after taking a 9 year hiatus from riding. Since I didn't know exactly what I wanted, I went for middle of the road. I tried on numerous pairs of boots, but these felt the best at the board shop. My foot is relatively wide, and stays wide until my arch (which is pretty flat).
Flex: The first few days they felt like a 5/10 in terms of stiffness. By the end of the season they broke in to something closer to 4/10. They seemed quite a bit softer compared to boots I have ridden in the past, but a lot has changed in a decade.
Turn Initiation: The EVA outsole, combined with the widely spaced tread lugs, sacrificed some turn initiation. They never felt mushy, but you could tell there was some compromise. The Lashed worked best with bindings that had less footbed padding. Heel edge response was respectable for a boot of this stiffness.
Comfort: Even on long days that included some hiking, I never experienced discomfort. With previous boots I would always have pain in my calf where the top of the boot ended. The Lashed seem to go a little higher, but since the spine ends a few inches below the top of the liner it does not create a pressure point. The forward lean of this boot is very natural feeling and doesn't force you to bend your knees more than they should.
Heel Hold: I had some lifting, maybe 1/4" which is normal, but this may be due to sizing which I will discuss. The internal J-Bars work well but seemed to lose their hold over time. I think you can purchase "donut" inserts from 32 to add more hold.
Adjustability: BOA systems are awesome, but I'm a traditional lace guy. I think its easier to focus tension where you want it, and there are times when I do not lace all the way to the top. The liners lacing system is straight forward and does the job.
Flex Retention: 32's are known to pack out, which they do. Along with that the flex softens. After break in, I would call these a mid-soft boot.
Shock Absorption: These boots soak up a lot of shock and I would say its worth the sacrifice for having less edge response. On choppy days it definitely adds to the number of runs you can get in and it makes coming up short on the bigger jumps a little easier.
Traction: The EVA molded outsole does not have a traditional vulcanized rubber bottom. Essentially, its all foam. This can be a problem in icy lift lines or when hiking since grip is minimal at best. It just doesnt bite into hard snow. It also wears down relatively quick if walking on pavement. The benefit to EVA outsoles are the weight savings and cost. Check out the Lashed XLT if you need more traction.
Footprint: When comparing it to other boots of the same size, it seemed on par for reduced footprint. Not quite Burton status, but decent. They could have shaved more material from the toe/heel bumpers, but then it would sacrifice durability.
On & Off Ease: What you expect from a laced boot with laced liners. Tell your friends to save you a spot in the lift line.
SIZING AND FIT !! I wear size 10.5 dress shoes, and 11 in athletics. I ended up with 12's for the Lashed. In store my toes were brushing the end of the liner. I thought I was good, until they packed out. At the end of the season I pulled out the insole and from the toe depressions I could tell I was a full size off. A lot of reviews say 32's run small, but I think they are true to size after break in.
Besides the fit issue (which was my mistake), I really like these boots. Great comfort, never got cold, and they performed well. I would say the true stiffness is closer to 4/10. I purchased a pair of left over 2017 TM-Two's in size 11, mostly to get the correct size and go up a little in firmness. I ride the entire mountain, and feel the TM-Two will have the response I am looking for, even in the park.
I went up a half size like most people on the web have said and my god these are the most painful boots I have worn. Walked around a few days preseason in them felt good but once up and riding numbness and pain kicked in even after trying to loosen boot. Hopefully a different insole will fix issue but for a boot company that's been around this long in the game Im disappointed. I hope the big pack out characteristics of this brand is true otherwise these boots are a total loss.
ThirtyTwo 32 lashed boots 2013
Great boots. There are a number of reviews out there so I'm not going to go into details here. I just want to let people know (mainly fellow online shoppers) that the boots are not true to size. I'm usually US 10.5 or EU 44 or smaller. Got these boots in US10.5 and they are way too small. So get at least a half size bigger then usual or try before buy.
p.s. otherwise boots feel and look great, cannot go wrong, esp. for $!
32 Lashed Boot
Year Model - 2010/11 32 Lashed, Size 12
About me - Like to ride just about everywhere and explore the mountain, however I'm not really into jibbing at least not yet. My foot is a little wider than normal, however I fit regular sized athletic shoes just fine. I found the Burton boots I tried to be too narrow and liked the comfort of the 32 Lashed.
Boot Performance - Boot is on the softer side of medium, which was nice in the beginning, however as my riding has progressed there are times I wished my boot was a little stiffer when riding aggressively down the mountain, particularly when carving or making sharp turns at fast speeds. For jumps, I like the current flex for tweaking my approach and adjusting my landings. Boot is very comfortable and I really like the roomy toe box. I do not have any pressure points. The boot keeps my feet warm and in fact they have never once felt cold either wearing one or two socks down to 0 degrees Fahrenheit After a few rides on the mountain my boot did pack out and I now get some heel lift. Heel lift was nonexistent when new! Toes still slightly touch front of boot, so I did size the boot right for my foot. The durability of the boot has been great. Boot still looks pretty new after about 20 rides and it has retained its stiffness and flex pretty good. Giving the boot 4 stars instead of 5 because I do have a little heel lift, which happened shortly after the boot was broken-in. Just tried putting in high volume insoles, which helped to eliminate some of the heel lift, but then both feet had pressure points, which would not go away even after adjusting my laces like 20 different times. I'm going back to wearing 2 socks with the stock insoles for now because my feet are very comfortable and I only get a little heel lift that way. Once I try putting in some J bars, I will update my review.
Overall impression - Boot is very comfortable and durable. Flex is more on the softer side and better suited for park riders. I would recommend a little stiffer boot for all mountain riders. Because of the heel lift, I will most likely purchase a different boot next time out.