As Japanese destroyer Tadashi Fuse's boot of choice for dropping cliffs and sending kickers in the backcountry, the Deeluxe Men's Empire Speedlace Snowboard Boot offers powerful response and uncompromising support for taking a freestyle focused approach to big mountain riding. Its asymmetric shell provides ankle articulation for tweaking out grabs and getting creative on natural terrain. However, this boot still retains a highly responsive flex, especially considering its Dupont Surlyn backstay, which seamlessly transfers energy for powerful heelside turns. And for riders who demand even more response, Deeluxe offers two different TPS shields sold separately to boost the boot's overall stiffness. Equipped with Deeluxe's D Tex waterproofbreathable membrane, the Empire won't succumb to sopping wet slush or bottomless powder, ensuring total dryness through the wettest possible conditions. Its heat moldable Empire TF liner wraps around your foot and upper shin for the best possible fit, conforming to the shape of your foot over time. This ensures a truly custom feel without nasty pressure points ruining your time on the mountain. Equipped with a super grippy Conweb sole, the Empire is a great boot for riders looking to hike or tour beyond the resort's boundaries. This unique outsole design features a multi dimensional hexagonal tread for sure footed grip when you're traversing across icy parking lots, craggy ridgelines, and everything in between. Moreover, it features integrated gel cushioning to reduce high speed vibration and dampen harsh landings.