Comments about 686 Times NB Boa Focus snowboard boots - 2012/2013:
The 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.
Feels half size too big
Feels true to width
Was this a gift?:
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend