Northwave's Freedom has earned itself a reputation as being one of the best value snowboard boots on the market. Combining advanced construction with a mid-flex all at an entry level price, has made it a firm favourite with both beginners and more experienced riders looking for an easier going boot. For 2017/18 the redesigned Freedom steps it up a level, with an all new upper and the advanced TF1+ liner it delivers totally stunning levels of both fit and performance, ensuring that if you're looking for a great performing boot at a great price, then the Freedom needs to be on your radar.
A Speed Lacing System that allows the closure of two different boot areas, the quarter part and the collar part, in order to allow you to select the perfect feeling on each part and improve comfort and foot stability. Your boot will be closed quickly and will stay tight and perform all day.
360° HEEL RETENTION
The ankle is completely wrapped to anchor your heel in places while laces run through a brass or nylon loop to lock your ankle in a secure and powerful position.
Lining material in Thermo-Fit Foam with target fit zones that can catalyse instantly with a heater or over time from natural body heat. Toe area without seems for better comfort of the feet. Durable webbing stitched on the liner helps heel retention and foot stability, distributing power of transmission all over the liner surface. Comfortable EVA footbed with side supports for better thermal insulation and for shock absorption.
LINER LACE LOCK
Northwave's lace lock is built with a quick release system to ensure efficiency and reduce lace slippage. Just squeeze the two ends of the lock together to loosen or tighten boots quickly and simply.
Northwave footbeds are developed to perfectly match the Strobel Construction Technology used on Northwave TF liners. Different EVA materials are combined to provide the best possible level of comfort and power transmission.
The Lightstep Outsole is the result of dedicated research and development seeking high-performing materials with a specific weight lower than average sole materials. The outsole is up to 35% lighter compared to a traditional snowboard outsole. It can keep a perfect grip thanks to the new structure and new gripping design geometry, which has been built with innovative materials in order guarantee higher abrasion resistance. On top of that, it provides a perfect thermal isolation, protecting feet from the cold outside, and it constantly cushions every vibration and impact.
FLEX AND RESPONSE:
This technology brings Northwave distinct advantages both in terms of enabling them to integrate different materials and maintain a durable and resistant seamless outsole. This is particularly important in the ankle where there is no interruption of the upper boot technology bringing you progressive support from the heel to the calf. The visible asymmetrical y differentiates the three zones in the boot: it provides a stronger support on the outside for increased control when pressing, buttering and spinning; more flexibility on lateral inner boot; and lighter still above.
NORTHWAVE FIT GUIDE:
Northwave generally fit wider in the forefoot but are still pretty narrow around the heel ensuring those riders with wider feet still retain that solid foot hold.