Hello and welcome to my Thirty Two Lashed review.
In this review I will take a look at the Lashed as all-mountain snowboard boots.
As per tradition here at SnowboardingProfiles.com I will give the Lashed a score out of 100 (based on several factors) and see how they compare with other all-mountain boots.
Boots: Thirty Two Lashed
Price: $259 (USD recommended retail)
Flex Rating: Medium
Flex Feel: Medium (6/10)
Rating Score: 79.3/100
Compared to other All-Mountain Boots
Out of the 35 all-mountain boots that I rated:
Overview of the Lashed’s Specs
Check out the tables for the Lashed's specs and available sizes.
Who are the Lashed Most Suited to?
The Lashed are a great option for anyone looking for a boot with decent response, but who have a lower budget.
The price to response ratio is very favorable with these boots, being almost $100 cheaper than the average price of boots in this category.
Not really beginner friendly but any one from Intermediate and up should have no issues in these boots.
The Lashed in More Detail
O.k. let’s take a more detailed look at what the Lashed are capable of.
Boots: 32 Lashed 2020
Size: 10 (US Men's Sizing)
Date: February 5, 2020
Conditions: Light rain, sometimes transitioning into wet snow.
Snow was good. Soft packed that turned mildly slushy and got more cruddy as the day went on.
Temperatures were moderate. Very little wind.
Bindings angles: +15/-15
Board Demoed With: Rossignol One LF 2018
Bindings Demoed With: Burton Malavita 2017
Outersole Length: 31.6cm (mondo 28cm)
Difference between Mondo & Outersole: 3.6cm
Backstay Height: 28.6cm
Weight: 980 grams*
* Average of a sample of boots I weighed was 1006 grams, so a just a little lighter than the average, but pretty close to average.
In hand I though the Lashed felt closer to 5 or maybe 5.5, but on snow closer to 6.
Width: Before heat-molding felt quite narrow, but after heat-molding was just that little bit wider than medium around the toes and balls of the feet, typical of 32. On top, at the end and to the sides of the toes there was just the right amount of wriggle room for me. However, I found them tight just back from toes - like right where the toes begin - not particularly tight on the metatarsal of the foot but just where the metatarsal ends and the toes begin.
True to Size?: I'm usually a 10 and the 10 was the best fit length-wise for sure, so I would say true to size. Overall tight in places, but the length was the perfect length.
High or Low Arch: Felt pretty medium in terms of on the top of the foot - on the metatarsal, but felt lower just around where the metatarsal ends and the toes begin.
I really liked how the velcro strap on the top of the liner worked. It gave a good fit around the shins and then the internal harness is focused around the ankle, which I would say is one of the reasons these boots have really good heel hold, especially for trad lace boots. The harness kind of feels like an internal boa harness, with the only downside being that you can't adjust it on the fly without opening the outer boot like you can with an internal boa harness.
I found that the Lashed weren't quite as maneuverable at slower speeds vs my test boots, but they did give me a little more in terms of carving and higher speeds. For the price of these boots, they have very good responsiveness, IMO.
I found the heel hold on the Lashed to be really good, especially for traditional lace boots. And they also come with a heel hold kit. So if you find more heel lift than I did, then you can increase that hold using that if you need to.
I think part of the reason the heel hold is so good, is that the internal harness on the liner is focused on the ankle area of the liner. The top of the liner is tightened with a separate velcro strap (which works really well). It's kind of like an internal boa harness, but just not using a boa.
I did find at one point that I was getting a bit more heel lift after riding for a while, in my back foot. I was able to tighten that and that fixed and I carried on, but that's the disadvantage vs a boot with an internal boa that you can tighten from the outside of the boot, without having to undo the outer boot.
There are a few things in the Lashed's favor in terms of adjustability.
Firstly, they are traditional lace - which gives you really good control. Secondly, they have the velcro strap on the top of the liner and then the internal harness can focus on the ankle. And finally, they also come with a heel hold kit. So, if you don't find that they have enough heel hold you can adjust there too.
Only thing that would have given them more adjustability would be to be able to adjust that internal ankle harness from the outside of the boot. Otherwise, very highly adjustable.
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Overall not bad comfort for me, but not great. Comfort is very subjective though of course, and every foot is different.
I found that I had a little bit of cramping after riding them - and found them a little tight in that spot between the metatarsal and toes on top of my foot.
Decent amount of shock absorption. Not quite as good as my test boots (Vans Aura) but not too far off.
The board feel is pretty average. Not as good as my test boots. It's not non-existent but it's not amazing either.
The Lashed have some decent traction. There's some good tread there. It's not like a super high-end sole (but I wouldn't expect that in this price range), but it's decent.
The Lashed that I measured had quite a large footprint. It was 3.6cm longer on the outside vs the Mondo of the boot, which is quite a lot compared to average. Thirty Two boots are usually pretty good in this area, but I found the Lashed to be a longer footprint than other Thirty Two boots.
Begin traditional lace it's a bit of an effort to get in and out of (and to keep the laces dry, when the car park is fully of slushy snow!
Then there's the extra velcro strap to deal with on the liner (which I like, but it is another step when getting in/out). Overall not the easiest to get in /out of, but that's only a small thing, IMO.
Score Breakdown and Final Verdict
Check out the breakdown of the score in the table below.
TOTAL after normalizing
The Lashed are a middle of the road pair of boots. There's nothing particularly special about them, but they are a solid choice for the price, particularly for the response you get for that price point.
The heel hold and adjustability are the Lashed strongest points, IMO.
More Info, Current Prices and Where to Buy Online
If you want to see how the Lashed compared to other all-mountain boots, or want to check out some other options, check out the link below.