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686 Times NB Boa Focus snowboard boots - 2012/2013

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The 686 Times NB Boa Focus snowboard boots are based on the original MT580 trail running sneakers from New Balance. Their design has been simplified and includes new lightweight, durable textiles.

  • This year's 686 Times NB boots offer an improved fit, increased stability with a superior flex, a lower profile and lighter weight overall than previous seasons
  • Boa® Focus lacing features 2 fit zones that tighten independently; it concentrates closure on the instep and holds the heel securely no matter how the upper is cranked
  • Boa lacing offers on-the-fly micro adjustments and never comes untied; you get quick on and off, and consistent closure without pressure points
  • Pure EVA outsoles are constructed to optimize cushioning while providing the most direct connection to the board as possible; aggressive tread provides easy trekking on snow
  • Lightweight, heel-stabilizing Rollbars® transfer any motion directly to the board and provide exceptional rear-foot support
  • With the added stability from the Rollbars, 686 can use exceptionally soft, shock-absorbing EVA padding to ensure superior comfort and impact protection
  • Lightweight thermoplastic urethane reinforcements add durable structure to the boots and relieve binding pressure
  • Embedded RECCO® reflector enhances radio signals from search-and-rescue RECCO detectors to speed location acquisition in an avalanche
  • DynaLite™ liners have a tailored fit that allows a compact footprint and provides exceptional board feel without sacrificing stability
  • Engineered open-cell polyurethane (PU) foam cuffs reduce pressure around calves; rip-and-stick locks keep tongues in position
  • PU foam C-pads adjust themselves to the shape of your ankles to provide optimal heel fit and shield ankle bones from unwanted pressure
  • ABZORB® cushioned footbeds provide a superior blend of cushioning, compression and arch support; high-friction surface prevents slippage
  • Minimal liner lace system is fast, easy and lightweight

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686 Times NB Boa Focus snowboard boots - 2012/2013 Specs
Specification
Description
Best use
Snowboarding
Freeride
Stiff
Injected thermoplastic urethane/textile
Dual-density EVA/polyurethane foam
Thermal formable
Boa Focus cable lace
Quick-lace
Yes
Men's
Riding style
Snowboard boot flex
Upper
Liner material
Moldable liner
Boot lacing system
Liner lacing system
RECCO Detector
Gender

686 Times NB Boa Focus snowboard boots - 2012/2013

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686 Times NB Boa Focus snowboard boots - 2012/2013is rated5.0out of5by1.
Rated5out of5byfromComfort and confidenceThe two most important factors to me in choosing a boot are how comfortable they are and how much confidence they inspire when I am riding. Seeing as my last pair of boots sometimes made me feel as though I was going to fall out on toeside turns, these New Balance boots were a revelation. Despite sizing tending toward a half size over, once I found the right size, they fit like foot gloves. The inner boot lining uses a drawstring to tighten and the outer boot uses the two-knob speed dial system or whatever it's called. This combination puts on fast and I'll never go back to laces. Once I'm in, I can bomb down straightaways or make breakneck turns without the unsettling feeling that my foot is going to fly out of the boot. I tried on close to a dozen pairs before picking this one. None of them quite got it the way these do. I never even realized that New Balance made boots but I'm glad they do.
Date published: 2013-01-23

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