Northwave Boots 2010-2011

29 Mar, 2010


Northwave is no stranger to snowboarding; they’re boots have been on many snowboarders feet over the years and they continue to reign in as a snowboard boot company that’s been in business since 1991.  Now they own Drake and Bakoda but their knowledge continues to expand in snowboard boots that enhance your riding experience.

For 10-11 Northwave is introducing their T-track lacing system which is now featured on the men’s T-track boot and caliber boot and women’s caliber boot.  The T-track system allows for a simple and immediate way to open and close the boot.  They also have the Super lace SL system which is a speed entry system that allows the closure of two different boot areas allowing the perfection of your own taste in the boot tightness.  Other new boot technologies are the ultralight sole which makes their outsole 50% lighter compared to a traditional snowboard outsole, their 540 heel system helps transit a stronger power of closure in the upper part of the foot and ankle, giving less heel lift in the boot and their new carbon fork in the rear of the boot that increases the stiffness without compromising the comfort or mobility of the whole boot.

Northwave Decade SL

Features: High performance in a luxurious package. This highly supportive all-mountain boot is designed for the advanced rider who knows what comfort and performance should feel like. Ride anything and hit everything with its supportive outershell combined with flex windows, for extra mobility and flex. Constructed with our crossbow outsole for advanced dampening and injected with more padding around the calves for a comfy feel and bomb proof heel hold. super lace closure, 540 heel hold system, hypershock sole, TF3 liner, S1 footbed, Flex=8.

Colors: Red/White, Black, Black/Violet/Green

Sizes: 240-305

Northwave T-Track

Features: Highly supportive outershell with our patented T-Track technology. It comes with a special design and no side panels to provide instant comfort, and provides dramatic security and foot hold. This all-mountain boot is designed for the advanced riders who want something technical, high performance, and a taste of the future. T-track closure, assimetrical closure heel retention, hypershock sole, TF3 liner, S1 footbed. Flex=9

Colors: White

Sizes: 250-305

Northwave Domain

Features: All-mountain domination. New pure performance boot with a 4-layer shell construction and a built in carbon reinforced fork along the back. It delivers advanced support and unlimited response for a groundbreaking action all over the mountain. Designed specifically for pro riders who want a performance enhanced weapon that transfers the maximum amount of energy. Super lace closure, 540 heel hold system, hypershock sole, TF3 liner, S1 footbed.

Colors: Black

Sizes: 240-305

Northwave T-Track (left), Domain (Center) and Decade SL (right two)

Northwave Freedom

Features: You’ll love with this speed lace boot that won’t break your bank account. It offers a super quick, easy lacing and perfectly wrapped security around your entire foot. New and improved outershell constructed with a light EVA outsole for durability and dampening. Now designed with our 360° ankle hold for even better heel retention. This boot is perfect for novice all-mountain riders or park fans who want a soft boot. Super lace closure, 360 heel hold system, ultralight sole, TF1 liner, S1 footbed, flex=5.

Colors: White/Blue/Red, White/Black, Black

Sizes: 240-305 (white comes in 220-305)

Northwave Supra

Features: The fat laced boot for the progressing rider looking for amazing out of the box comfort and superior support. Featuring a new, full, hybrid EVA sole for extra lightness and comfortable fit. The 2-layer outershell on this boot will provide you with the comfort and mobility like a pair of slippers, but will also give you the performance you need to quickly go from beginner to advanced. Traditional lacing closure, 360 heel hold system, ultralight sole, TF1 liner, S1 footbed, flex=4.

Colors: Black (seen here on right)

Sizes: 220-305

Northwave Freedom (3 models on left) and Supra (right)

Northwave Legend SL

Features: Team favorite and our best selling all-mountain boot. Comfort right out of the box, combined with our 3-layer outershell and I.H.S. back support that delivers efficient energy transmission and extra durability. Designed with a seven piece sole, and an air bubble dampening system. The sole grips well, is durable, and ensures control and cushioning on landings and fast turns. It comes with an all new liner designed for outstanding fit and superior support; it will get you anywhere you want to go with ease. Super lace closure, 540 heel hold system, septimius sole, TF2 liner, S1 footbed, flex=7.

Colors: Black, White, Violet/Black

Sizes: 240-305 (black comes in 240-315)

Northwave Caliber

Features: Fast lacing perfection. Engineered with our advanced T- Track Technology, now mounted on the front tongue of the boot for efficient, lightning fast closure around the foot. So fast and effective they will turn other boots green with envy. This boot is designed with forgiving flex and superior comfort for a whole day of all-mountain riding in all types of terrain. T-track closure, 540 heel hold system, ultralight sole, TF0 liner, S1 footbed.

Colors: Black

Sizes: 220-315

Northwave Legend (3 models on left) and Caliber (right)

Northwave Devine SL (Women’s)

Features: The high performance queen of all boots. Packed with features and high-end style that delivers superior heel hold, support, and extreme comfort. This year it comes with the innovative crossbow outsole that provides constant cushioning while you’re rocking the park or making big mountain slashes. Super lace closure, 540 heel hold system, hypershock sole, TF3 liner, S1 footbed, Flex=8.

Colors: Black

Sizes: 220-275

Northwave Opal (Women’s)

Features: What all women really want. Mid-flex boot designed for all-mountain female riders who look for comfort and style. The perfect blend of Northwave’s exclusive technologies and luxurious design. The 3-layer outershell and the SL closure allow the right amount of support and response to go at high speeds, while the 7 pieces sole provides vibrations absorption and dampening to cruise mountain ground. Super lace closure, 540 heel hold system, septimius sole, TF2 liner, S1 footbed, flex=7.

Colors: White, Black

Sizes: 220-275

Northwave Caliber (Women’s)

Features: Fast lacing perfection. Engineered with our advanced T- Track Technology, now mounted on the front tongue of the boot for efficient, lightning fast closure around the foot. So fast and effective they will turn other boots green with envy. This boot is designed with forgiving flex and superior comfort for a whole day of all-mountain riding in all types of terrain. T-track closure, 540 heel hold system, ultralight sole, TF0, S1 footbed, Flex=5

Colors: Black

Sizes: 220-275

Northwave Dahlia SL(Women’s)

Features: Now designed with a new outershell and EVA outsole for flexibility and forgiveness. The Dahlia comes with our durable Super Lace closure system for quick, easy lacing that assures a snug fit. Ready to be your B.F.F. right out of the box and help expand your skills with confidence. Super lace closure, 360 heel hold system, ultralight sole, TF1 liner, S1 footbed, Flex=5.

Colors: White/Blue/Violet, Black, White

Sizes: 220-275

Northwave Dime(Women’s)

Features: New lightweight design with the perfect ingredients that allow you to quickly progress from beginner to advanced level. Ultra comfortable liner plus a new light outsole for extra dampening. This boot delivers a park feel and performance that gets you anywhere on the mountain with fun. Unbeatable price and superior quality, this boot is ideal for all-mountain and freestyle riding.

Colors: Black

Sizes: 220-275

Northwave Devine, Opal, Caliber, Dahlia.

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6 Comments

  1. ghostovan
    March 30, 2010

    I’m so happy with Northwave Decade SL (08/09)! Super comfy (all day in – no trouble, no pressure points) and well made.
    Got only one issue with lace – it was broken due to friction of metal parts (rollers). But guys from customer service sent me a set of new laces ASAP. Yay!

    Going to check new T-track system on Caliber (btw, Shay, you typed it above picture as Caliper..=)), wanna have some flex (what flex rating it has?) and T-track speed lace sounds modern (hope it’ll be durablre as all Northwave products, or.. easy repairable.;)

  2. Roma Kaplun
    April 27, 2010

    hi there,

    I live in whistler, I rode northwave boots for 3 season and i love them alot.

    i need to buy new boots now, hope to get northwave but cant fint it anywhere in whistler cause apparently northwave have no rep around here..

    please get back at me. maybe i can order them online or so, and if u need a rep i can do it too.. thanx and keep on making good snowboard boots!

  3. April 28, 2010

    Ghostovan, I’ve been wanting to check out the northwave boots myself to see how they fit. Good to hear your experience with them. Thanks for the spell mix, sometimes I am staring at the name and type it wrong.

    Roma, Awesome you love your boots. Bummer no shops in Whistler carry them, I’d call up Northwave to see what shop has them that’s closest to you or find them online.

  4. Malolo
    December 13, 2010

    I rode T-track last season and I am extremely disappointed! I am an advanced backcountry rider and usually ride steep and technical couloirs. The speed lace is fast indeed but is totally UNsecure! It releases open in the most unapropriate moments! Imagine a 50° slope and an loose booth. It’s not nice! The second thing is that the new Northwave soles are not made from rubber but from a kind of foam which is very friable and literary the soles of the boots just disintegrated! I do use crampons often and that may be the reason but my friend’s boots (who uses crampons the same amount of time) are absolutely intact. I won’t tell you the brand of the boots but the soles are from Vibram®.
    I returned the boots to my local dealer but he didn’t give me any money back. He said that he’ll make a big discount for my next Northwave boots bought from him. My hands are tied and I have to buy again Northwave. Will you please advice me which model should I buy? I am looking in this new Domain but I find the soles absolutery the same as of T-Track…

  5. Francis
    December 14, 2010

    Go for Decade or Legend with the lacing SL
    I do have the classic lacing Legend…
    For me Northwave do the best Liner and comfy boots and cheap $$$ too of the Snowboard Industry period! 😉