Hello and welcome to my Thirty Two TM-Two review.
In this review I will take a look at the TM-Two as all-mountain snowboard boots.
As per tradition here at SnowboardingProfiles.com I will give the TM-Two a score out of 100 (based on several factors) and see how they compare with other all-mountain boots.
Boots: Thirty Two TM-Two
Price: $324 (USD recommended retail)
Flex Rating: Medium-Stiff (7/10)
Flex Feel: Medium-Stiff (7/10)
Rating Score: 85.3/100
Compared to other All-Mountain Boots
Out of the 35 all-mountain boots that I rated:
Overview of the TM-Two’s Specs
Check out the tables for the TM-Two's specs and available sizes.
Who are the TM-Two Most Suited to?
The TM-Two are best suited to anyone looking for a boot with good response and decent stiffness but still with a decent amount of forgiveness too. If you need something with extra heel hold and a relatively low profile outsole too, then they tick those boxes too.
In terms of the kind of response you get from them, they are one of the cheaper options too.
So, if you're looking for a stiffer than medium option that won't lighten the wallet too much, the TM-Two fit that bill well.
Pair well with boards 6/10 to 8/10 in terms of flex.
Not for a beginner - too stiff for that, but should be fine for intermediate riders who like to carve and ride at speed.
The TM-Two in More Detail
O.k. let’s take a more detailed look at what the TM-Two are capable of.
Boots: Thirty Two TM-Two 2020
Size: 10 (US Men's Sizing)
Date: February 10, 2020
Conditions: Sunny first thing, with some clouds later. But good visibility all day.
Quite cold. Not much wind, but what wind there was, was cold.
Hard packed on groomer with the occasional icy patch, but only in the shade and not many spots.
Off groomer a little crunchy in places but fine in other spots.
Bindings angles: +15/-15
Board Demoed With: Rossignol One LF 2018
Bindings Demoed With: Burton Malavita 2017
Outersole Length: 30.6cm (mondo 28.0cm)
Difference between Mondo & Outersole: 2.6cm
Backstay Height: 27.8cm
Weight: 1040 grams*
* Average of a sample of boots I weighed was 1006 grams, so pretty close to average. Heaviest were 1320 grams and lightest were 740 grams.
Feels about a 7/10 in terms of flex. Maybe pushing 7.5, but I'd say 7 is more accurate.
Width: Medium width. Some Thirty Twos feel a little wider than medium, but the TM-TWOs felt a little narrower than that to me. Still not narrow, but not mid-wide either.
True to Size?: I would say true to size. Borderline running 1/2 a size small though. I typically ride a 10 in snowboard boots and I rode the 10 for the TM-Two. It felt borderline too tight/snug. But I think it's something that would work out after more breaking in, but certainly would consider 10.5s for the TM-Twos.
High or Low Arch: Tightish on top of the foot - as they felt overall - not cutting off circulation tight, but I'd say medium to medium-low arch. So if you have high arches you'll def want to try these on before committing, I'd say.
In terms of carving, I felt like I could hold a more aggressive carve for a little longer and a little deeper vs my test boots (Vans Aura).
They made the board slightly less maneuverable at slow speeds vs the Aura.
These two things are typical of stiffer boots (TM-Two 7/10 vs Vans Aura 5/10).
Any heel lift that there is is minuscule, basically non-existent. Of course that's how I felt them with my feet/ankles etc, and everyone's feet are different.
But they do come with a heel hold kit too, so even if you didn't get the same heel hold feel I got, you can increase that heel hold with the kit (which I didn't have to use at all).
Being traditional lace boots, they are really adjustable in that sense.
That plus they have that heel hold kit, which helps you to adjust the heel hold as well. So, all round nice and adjustable to suit different foot shapes.
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First try on they were too tight to be comfortable at all. But after heat molding that eased off and made them more comfortable. After riding them they gradually became more comfortable. Still not ultra comfortable, but I imagine they would gradually become more and more comfortable, but would just take a while to break in.
Stiffer boots typically take longer to break in, so I imagine these would, like most boots do and particularly stiffer boots, get better and better in terms of comfort as you ride them.
A good amount of shock/chatter absorption. Not ultra shock absorbing, but better than average.
Not bad but not amazing board feel. A little less board feel vs my Vans Aura test boots, but those are pretty good in that regard.
Decent looking sole, decent hardness and OK tread depth. Felt fine to walk in. Nothing special but looks/feels decent enough.
Decently low profile. More so than the typical 32 boot. 32 boots are usually just a little better than average. The TM-Two is just that little bit better than most other 32 boots (well the ones I measured anyway).
Took a bit of force to get my foot into it, but not to the extent that I didn't think I'd ever get it back out again, which is sometimes the case!
So not the easiest to get in/out of in that sense. Then you've got traditional lacing to get through, which is a little slower than speed lacing or Boa - and a little more effort, but once you're used to it it's not too bad.
Overall, not the easiest in terms of getting in/out, but this is a very small thing, IMO.
Score Breakdown and Final Verdict
Check out the breakdown of the score in the table below.
TOTAL after normalizing
The TM-Two are a great option for those on a smaller budget, that still want relatively stiff/responsive boots. For those that like to ride slightly stiffer than medium boards and prefer to ride a little fast and carve a little deeper, but still want some level of forgiveness (both in terms of the boots flex and in terms of the bank account!).
More Info, Current Prices and Where to Buy Online
If you want to see how the TM-Two compared to other all-mountain boots, or want to check out some other options, check out the link below.