To straighten things out right from the beginning: The Head Team Boa Hybrid boot is a good boot. It has a banging ink look made by tattoo artist Farbrausch and is equipped with a whole lot of hands-on tech. A strap here, a strap there, a toe width adjustment strap, a liner strap, yes, even a strap to adjust the length of another strap. It’s great. Besides, there’s a hybrid lacing system – saying classic laces and a BOA heel hold – and several flaps and latches that give you tons of individual adjustment opportunities on the way to your perfect setting. In fact, this boot has too many tech details to describe here, so we’ve set up a details box and a gallery a few pixels below. Enough of the tech-talk, I only want to point out one special feature that is nailing in its performance and heart-warming for me as a citizen of Bavaria: the pretzel sole!
In Bavaria, we really enjoy eating Weißwurst (white sausage) and pretzels together with a nice Weißbier. And sweet mustard of course. So I don’t have to explain to you how I felt when I unpacked the boots and saw those tiny pretzels on their bottom. I felt content, no, I felt blessed. The next day I decided to go to Hintertux in order to test these slippers. So there I was, a proud Bavarian with pretzel boots under his feet, feeling hilarious. I had grip, feeling and control, plus I felt comfy and came to the conclusion that the pretzels really make sense, cause they damp down the impact when you’re landing. Just like real pretzels do in real life. Everybody who tried to eat three white sausages without one single pretzel knows what I’m talking about. All in all, I had a great day, the boots are great and I love the hybrid lacing and pretzels. Anyway, here’s the promised gallery.
If you’re not fully positive by these boots right now, let me tell you that Alex Tank is riding them. And who isn’t totally positive of Alex Tank these days? Only fools. So if you don’t believe me, switch on your comon sense and listen to the pro: