Below is a quick overview of the 2021 Thirty Two snowboard boots lineup.
First I will take a look at any new boots for the 2020-21 season, and any old 2019-20 boots that aren't returning with a 2021 model.
Then I'll look at each boot and put them into the categories where I see them best fitting.
New 2021 Thirty Two Snowboard Boots
The new boots for 2020-21 are:
Exiting 2020 Thirty Two Snowboard Boots
The 2020 boots that aren't returning with a 2021 model:
All 2021 Thirty Two Snowboard Boots by Category
I have categorized Thirty Two's 2020-21 collection below. This is according to the categories here at SnowboardingProfiles.com and not necessarily the same as how Thirty Two categorizes them.
Of course these are only broad categories as every boot is different and can often be used for more than one of these categories.
THIRTYTWO BEGINNER SNOWBOARD BOOTS
THIRTYTWO FREESTYLE SNOWBOARD BOOTS
THIRTYTWO ALL-MOUNTAIN SNOWBOARD BOOTS
THIRTYTWO FREERIDE SNOWBOARD BOOTS
THIRTYTWO YOUTH SNOWBOARD BOOTS
So there you have the 2021 Thirty Two snowboard boots.
With the 86FT and 86FT Women's exiting, ThirtyTwo now no longer offer speeds lace. Everything is either traditional lace or BOA now.
Some more culling of some of the lower end boots, tidy's up the range more in that respect. 2019's collection had so many different boots it was tough to navigate and there were a lot that seemed redundant. 2020's lineup did some cleanup and now 2021 does more cleanup and shows a collection that makes more sense, IMO. ThirtyTwo still offer plenty of options for beginners, but less unnecessary ones now.
And though it still looks like a lot of different boots - it's mostly just different lacing versions, and some with tweaks. Essentially there are 3 main freestyle, 4 main all-mountain and 3 main freeride options in the men's - each option with variations, and 1 main freestyle, 2 main all-mountain and 2 main freeride in the women's line, which makes things nice and clean there now.
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Thanks for your great content! I would like to get your opinion and experience on which brand shall I go for, for boots..
Im a looking for a traditional lace medium/stiff boots and Im hesitant between three brands:
Any suggestion which brand and perhaps which model should i go for?
Some background info: im current wearing burton photon on union falcor binding, and i ride an aggressive all mountain freestyle board.
I would like to get your opinion on the brands i mentioned, and whether one brand has “better” or “focuses more” on traditional lacing? Also, i would like to know if you have experience noticing which brand tends to have a NON bulky outer shoe size, if that makes sense? I want to make sure that the boot is not bulky as i am size 10.5us which tends to be at the boarder of switching to a wider board or dragging my boots while carving. Thats why i want to make sure that the boot i get isnt bulky.
Thanks for your message.
In terms of bulkiness (which I would typically use the terms low-profile or reduced footprint to describe a non-bulky boot), 32 and DC tend to be around average. Not bulky but not really low profile either. Vans, in my experience tend to be quite low profile. It does depend on the model as well as the brand. Even within a brand some tend to be more or less low profile as well – but as a rule Vans tend to be the lowest profile of the 3 brands you mention there.
In terms of traditional lacing, I would say all 3 of those brands have good lacing, in my experience.
For mid-stiff options, the following from those brands would be a good bet, IMO:
– 32 TM-Two
– 32 Mullair (now called 3XD)
– Vans Infuse
– Vans Hi-Country & Hell-Bound (a little stiffer though – I would say more like stiff than mid-stiff, but I haven’t ridden them, so not completely sure of their flex)
– DC The Laced
Also different brands tend to fit a little different too, so if you can try on, that is ideal, but if you can’t try on, there are some things at the following that might help:
Sizing Snowboard Boots: The Different Brands
Hope this helps