Women’s freeride boots shouldn’t skimp on performance, which is why we put in countless hours of testing to determine exactly which offerings could contend with their male counterparts. Whether you’re the type of rider who spends the majority of your time searching the mountain for those remaining powder stashes, or perhaps just enjoys a sturdier, stiffer flexing boot, we can assure you that the following collection includes the very best that 2018-2019 has to offer.
Nitro Faint TLS
Built for females who require a stiff, hardy boot, our testers found the Nitro TLS to be among the most responsive offerings available. The beefy Vibram sole excelled when hiking icy boot packs, while the gel-cushioned heel sucked up bumps and chatter with the utmost efficiency.
Proving itself as a reliable pair of performance boots, the Supreme can be ridden and abused alongside the highest level of riding. Designed to charge, while also sucking up chop and chunder with no concern, Burton’s ReBounce Cushioning is paired with gel embedded in the heel, offering up unmatched absorption.
Salomon Kiana Focus Boa
These plush, mid-stiff selects provide all day comfort while ripping everything from park to pow. Featuring a dual Boa closure, which places you firmly in control of the overall fit and feel, the Kiana is easily readjusted on the go. Heat moldable, they easily conform to your foot size and come equipped with toasty USB-charging boot warmers.
Vans Ferra Pro
The Ferra Pro once again separated itself from the pack thanks to its sleek design, customizable package, and exceptional comfort. Featuring an intuitive hybrid lacing design, riders will appreciate the versatility and customization that results from the combination of standard laces with a single, side-mounted Boa dial.
If all-day comfort is a priority, RIDE’s Hera is a slightly soft-flexing freeride option that offers up a cushy and forgiving fit. The dual-density EVA midsole still cushions heavy impacts, and the liner cradles and conforms to riders’ feet. With the inclusion of a dual Boa system, the Hera is quick and painless to secure.