Under Review: Thirty Two TM-TWO boots

The TM-Two is a no-nonsense, traditional lacing, mid-flex boot with three out of the five color-ways a variation of black. Out of the box, it’s stiff enough that you know it’s not going to turn into a pair of high top tennis shoes after a few days of riding. And sure enough, after a couple days it breaks in and stays at a consistent, middle of the road flex. Given that rail wizards Scott Stevens and Simon Chamberlain have pro model versions, you can be assured that the TM-Two is flexible enough for the streets and park and is supportive enough to handle bigger landings, and surprisingly responsive.

It also happens to be the boot of choice for both High Cascade and Windells’ diggers. If it can take what those guys throw at it, it’ll hold up to your abuse too. ThirtyTwo’s boots are known to be light and the TM-Two is no exception, thanks in part to ThirtyTwo’s STI Evolution foam. One of the greatest features of the TM-Two is in its liner. Made of Dual Density Intuition Ultralon foam, the tongue of the liner velcros into place, not through a strap, but actual velcro on the liner and tongue. This gets the liner tight and keeps it that way. It also makes it easy to lace the shell down tight.

The insole is made of a thick molded PU rubber, which does wonders for impact absorbtion. The liner also has an Aegis anti-microbial coating that’s supposed to keep your boots from clearing out a room at the end of the day.

Con: Unfortunately, the STI Evolution foam on the sole that ThirtyTwo uses to make their boots so light is also slick. I’ve slipped a couple times because of it. If you have a narrow foot, like myself, it can be hard to get the laces toward the toe of the boot tight enough.


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