Attention all speed demons and flame fanatics: feast your eyes on the Lashed by Desiree Melancon – one heater of a boot that rides even better than it looks. Simple, comfortable and responsive, this ThirtyTwo staple possesses a classic style and design built around a tried and true traditional lacing system. Testers noted a medium to stiff flex pattern for the freestyle category, meaning these versatile boots not only held up to multiple styles of riding but also hinted at the construction's longevity. With zero gimmicks, thick laces, and the option to insert heel holders for potential lift issues, this boot is a hot commodity for the hard-charging chick looking to rip the entire mountain.

Boot Features & Details

  • Traditional lace system
  • Articulated cuff
  • Team liner
  • Team footbed
  • MSRP $240.00

Rad: Traditional laces are simple and reliable.

Bad: Required a bit of a break-in period.

Simple, comfortable, and responsive: the Lashed Melancon. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

Testers found the tried and true traditional lacing system to be reliable while providing a classic look. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

The 3D molded tongue ensures this boot has an even flex pattern. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

With a dual density Intuition foam liner, the Lashed is heat moldable for a custom fit. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

Beneath its exterior is a Team Footbed, which is molded to cradle your heel and provide needed arch support. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

Underfoot is an STI Evolution Foam outsole, providing lightweight cushioning. | 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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