Testers raved over these plush, mid-stiff selects that provided all day comfort while ripping everything from park to pow. Featuring dual Boa closure, which places you firmly in control of the overall fit and feel, testers commended the Kiana for its ability to be readjusted on the go. Heat moldable, they easily conform to your foot size and come equipped with toasty USB-charging boot warmers. Although testers welcomed the inclusion of a heating option, the boots seemed to keep their feet plenty warm without. And with an ergonomic shell that sits nicely on the calf, the Kiana offers up top-notch support in a relaxed profile.

Boot Features & Details

  • Custom heat liner
  • Focus Boa system
  • Flight EC+ EVA foam
  • Ortholite footbed
  • MSRP $450.00

Rad: Dual Boa system makes on-hill adjustments a breeze.

Bad: May be a tad too narrow for those with wider feet.


Testers raved over these plush, mid-stiff boots from Salomon. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

Featuring a Custom Heat Liner, the Kiana Toast Focus Boa rids you of cold feet. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

An integrated battery provides up to 18 hours of heated comfort on a single charge. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

 

The Focus Boa features a dual Boa lacing system, placing you firmly in control of the overall fit and feel. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

An OrthoLite footbed cradles your foot while offering high-end support and comfort. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

Salomon’s innovative Flight EC+ outsole creates optimal board feel and control under foot. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen


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We start the Tested + Approved process by reaching out to brands with reputable product offerings, asking them to submit qualifying gear across an array of categories. We then distribute this gear to insightful, diehard shredders across the country with distinguished product knowledge and an astute ability to critique it. Committed to eliminating inferior items, blown out soles, busted zippers, fogged up lenses, and gimmicky tech is sifted out. What remains is a collection of the industry’s most proven products; all of it Tested + Approved.

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