The DC Judge BOA Snowboard Boots is packed full of technology and quality, delivering an overall product that is truly worthy of the DC name. Built around a hybrid Unilite sole and Synthetic Leather upper portion, this product puts an emphasis on delivering comfort without sacrificing performance or protection. Finished off with an Alpha Liner, 3D tongue, and speed lace system and it is clear that the Judge BOA is one of the best all-around pair of snowboard boots on the market.
DC is no stranger to delivering great all-around products, and with a potent blend of performance and comfort, the DC Judge BOA Snowboard Boots is no exception to this statement. This new version of the Judge backs in some new tricks while still keeping the legendary quality at an all-time high with features like a Uni-Lite outsole. This is matched with crucial design choices like a molded backstay and internal ankle harness, which all combine to make the Judge BOA truly amazing.
Court is in session and you want the DC Judge Boot on your side. A fairly stiff boot built to give you the support you need in the backcountry, the Judge features the Boa H3 Coiler closure system to provide unmatched heel hold and fit. So whether you're sending booters or charging hairy lines, the Judge will rule in your favor.
The Boa H3 Coiler system features two Boa dials to allows you to independently adjust the tightness of the upper and lower zones of the boot so you can get it just the way you like it. Stay comfy throughout the day in the Black liner, which features anatomical J-bars to keep your heel locked down, heat-moldable EVA foam for a custom fit, and an Impact G heel cushion to absorb shock from harsh impacts. The Aerotech ventilation system uses integrated vents in the liner and shell to transfer moisture away from your foot so it stays dry and warm. Lightweight Unilite material in the outsole shaves weight and increases rebound, while strategically placed rubber increases durability in high wear areas.
The verdict is in. DC Judge Boa® snowboard boots are built to shred the whole mountain. Boa lacing delivers a dialed-in fit, and Aerotech ventilation system keeps the air flowing for comfort.
|Boot lacing system:||Boa H3 Coiler/Focus Closure cable lace|
|Details:||Anti-microbial Fabric System / Anatomical Latex J-Bars|
|Footbed:||Dual-Density EVA Footbed / Remind Insoles|
|Lacing System:||Boa Coiler|
|Liner lacing system:||None/internal ankle harness|
|Liner material:||Multi-density EVA memory foam|
|Moldable liner:||Custom moldable|
|Outsole:||Unilite™ Outsole with Rubber|
|Snowboard boot flex:||Stiff|
|DC Judge Snowboard Boots||$182.00 - $299.95|
|DC Judge||$254.95 - $299.95|
This will get a very similar review to my review on the 32 Focus Boa. They are very similar but I found this boot just a cut above those.
I rode in my brother-in-law's Judges a bit before I bought the 32s.
As with my 32s, I love the boa system. These boots are also excellent from the standpoint that they can be adjusted thru the two different boa areas. You can tighten just the ankle or just the foot or both. This makes the boot very versatile for the park where you may want more flex or for the BC if you want more support and response. The boa system holds very well and doesn't loosen throughout the day. These boots are just a little bit stiffer to me than the 32s.
These boots hold their temperature quite well but don't have your feet feeling like they sat in a sauna all day.
I wear a 9 1/2 (US)shoe and wore a 10 (US) in these. They were super comfy. I would've bought these had I not got a sick deal on the 32s.
You cannot buy a better boot than these monsters!
For 300, the older style boot DC made with a true articulated cuff and plastic guides that hold the boa wires in place made for a much more comfy boot. Feels like someone cut some corners.