This is a review of the Thirtytwo snowboard boot TM 3 model. Push play on the video to learn more.
It’s a pricey boot. My previous boots were old Burton Driver boots and these ones sounded good so I went with these.
They are rated a 4-6 boot in stiffness. And I thought they felt super stiff when I first rode them. In fact I only rode them for 2 days.
Why only 2 days?
Because they expanded a bit and started to feel loose. So I want to get the shorter size. Last boots were a 9.5 and these were a 9, but actually I want to get the 8.5.
Watch the video for more details.
- Recoil flex control
- True half sizes
- Performance Rubber Outsole
- Performance backstay
- 3D Molded Tongue
- Elite Internal Harness
- Tongue Tension
- Articulated Cuff …
- INTUITION FOAM LINER
- 100% Heat Moldable
- STI ENERGY FOAM
- High Rebound Cushioning
- PRESSURE PAD
- Alleviates Internal Lace Bite
- HEAT VENT
- Breathable Shell
- ADAPTIVE ARCH SUPPORT
- Interchangeable Arch (see below for more)
- HEEL HOLD SYSTEM
- Customizable Fit
- POWER CUFF
- Adjustable Support
Pros and cons
- Pro-seem fairly durable
- Pro-stiffness is good and customizable
Probably fits normal to thicker ankles and feet better
If you have skinny ankles and calves you might not want this liner or boot. Here’s why…
- The eyelets around the ankle have frayed on my boots because I am pulling them to the max so they are touching and getting stretched.
- The liner and the velcro at the top is maxxed out on one foot so it’s not sticking to anything
- Despite my toes being slammed into the front there is excess space around the foot in places.
…Update 2023 on the TM-3 and why I won’t buy it again
So at this point I’ve put around 130 days on them and I can say that they have held up well. There is some fraying of stitches near where I rest my board on my left foot and they eyelets around the ankle are fraying and I put some ducktape on that.
But I wouldn’t buy these again. Over the year or so I’ve had foot pain, bruised and black toes. The 9 was too big and the 8.5 is incredibly toe jammed yet still had excess space around the foot especially above the forefoot. I have skinny ankles/calves and one boot liner I couldn’t tighten enough with the velcro on the top of the Elite liner.
If you have thicker ankles feet then these might fit you better.
Currently I am considering a TM-2. That’s got a different liner and is more popular and cheaper than the TM-3.
Learn more about the TM-2.