LINER: New! IB-3 IntuitionTM
New! In2gratedTM Construction
New! Body Active TM Plush Foam with Full Thermo-Formability
"Lock-Down" Speed Lace
AegisTM Anti-Microbial Coating for Odor Reduction
SOLE: Thin Sole
Comfortable, Full-Length EVA Midsole
LACING: New! Speed Lace System
TONGUE: 3D Formed Tongue
DETAILS: Heel Pull for easy entry
MATERIALS: Synthetic Leather
REINFORCEMENT: Synthetic Leather Toe and Heel Protection
Ride Website wrote:
The Anthem presents greater comfort and mobility with the ultimate ease of use, taking your Riding experience to the next level and making that backside five all the more accessible
I've tried on a lot of boots looking for a replacement for a pair of Sims boots I bought in Canada in 2001. I was looking for something soft, with loads of flex in all directions that would be suitable to freestyle boarding of the butters/kickers not booters/rails/general arsing about on.
I tried Burton Hails, 32 Prospect (Laced) and Nui (Boa) and some Vans, although I can't remember what model. I came across the Anthems on Robin Hood Watersports' stand at the show in Olympia last week or so.
I have a mid-wide foot. I find the Burtons generally fit OK, and 32s are usually a little loose. These fitted like a glove. The removable liner has a pull-lace system, which clips to the front - it's a little strange, but overall the liners are pretty comfy. They have an extended calf/shin section so they overlap the outer boot at the top to reduce rubbing, and are mouldable, although I intend to mould them in through riding rather than on a machine. They have some of that anti-bacterial stuff in too. The liner slips in and out of the main boot easily for drying, largely due to the massive tongue of the outer boot.
The outerboot has a low overall profile, the sole is very thin which sits you lower in the bindings, and the toe box is likewise quite a low profile. There is another pull-up lace system with a clip on the tongue which takes a little getting used to, but seems to work. The tongue is very wide, which means the sides where the lace cleats attach are quite far apart, but this makes sense when you tighten up, as there is no point where the inner and outer boot have an undue amount of layer overlap. The laces actively pull the tongue down into your ankle which help prevent ankle lift.
In terms of weight they boots are very light, certainly in comparison with my existing Sims and Burton Ions. Build quality seems good, although the materials are probably not the hardest wearing in the world - I've cut a slice in the toe of one already with a newly tuned edge. And they squeak - at least for the moment, hopefully that will stop!
After a 4 hour session at MK whcih was their first use, I was impressed by the immediate comfort - no sore spots, no apparent bedding in period. After getting home I realised that the liners had got a little damper than I have previously experienced - again probably down to the not-amazing synthetic leather material.
These boots got rated as the softest boot overall in the "Document Gear Test", and yes they clearly are soft, but not that soft - I found them similar to the 32 Prospect (Laced) in terms of forward flex, a tad more laterally.
Overall, I think an excellent boot for indoor freestyle. Not sure how warm/dry my feet would stay after 7 hours on a real mountain, or how sore my feet may be after a likewise 7 hour park session because of the thin sole and non-spaceage liner, but great for MK/Cas and the like. I bought a size 9UK.
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Post subject: RE: REVIEW: Ride Anthem Boots 2006/07 Posted: Jul 02, 2009 - 10:22 AM
First post: Jul 02, 2009
Total posts: 3
hi dear friends, They have some of that anti-bacterial stuff in too. The liner slips in and out of the main boot easily for drying, largely due to the massive tongue of the outer boot.
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