• Roxa Freesoul 10 2014

      • Review by DingoSean on Dec 02, 2014 @ 6:26 PM
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      • Review:

        Are you American? Are you French? Do you simply just like Red/White/Blue patterns? This might be the boot for you, then.

        Pretty interesting, and very cool looking boot from Roxa.. the Freesoul 10 is a park oriented boot with a unique three piece design - much different than the Raichle Flexon clones out there. It comes with a three piece buckle design, two standard buckles on the cuff and toe, and a snowboard style ratchet buckle or the centre. Really interesting design on the top of the liner with the sock-style cuff. More/less purely cosmetic, but it does make it so your cuff strap always stays in place when unbuckled.

        The fit of this boot is definitely on the wider side... as well as longer. If you have a high volume foot, this could definitely be a solid option for you. If you have a lower volume foot, downsize even more than usual. I measure out and usually use a 26 size shell, and I'd definitely downsize to a 25 with this boot. My foot, being relatively average in dimension and shape, found the 26 shell to just be too high volume in the toe to fit right. This really goes for most of Roxa's shells, in general, so be aware of this when trying these on - they're probably going to fit a little big. The heel and ankle area of this boot fits pretty true and the liner seems like it would break in quite nicely without being some piece of junk that will fall apart after 70 days. This boot is definitely satisfactory in it's construction.

        I like the central ratchet buckle. It's sturdy enough that I don't see it wearing down too quickly over time, and it puts ample support on the lower cuff of the boot. The flex out of the box is definitely softer in this boot, and would be a pretty solid option for the lighter skier who likes to lap the park.

        It's a little too soft for the heavier dude who likes to charge, and it's flex rating wouldn't be appropriate for that anyway. Roxa does offer different tongues for this boot, so you may increase the stiffness if you want, but the rest of the boot will still maintain the same flex, so it's not going to change much from how it comes out of the box.

        This is still a decent all-mountain boot and if it fits you well, definitely consider it in such a circumstance. Definitely a fan of this boot for what it's designed to do.

        Ratings:
        • Terrain
          Park
          Pow
        • Design
          Clean
          Busy
        • Durability
          Fragile
          Durable
        • Weight
          Light
          Heavy
        • Style
          Uncool
          Cool
        • Width
          Narrow
          Wide
        • Comfort
          Uncomfy
          Comfy
        • Flex
          Soft
          Stiff
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    • Name:
    • Freesoul 10
    • Manufacturer:
    • Roxa
    • Year:
    • 2014
    • Gender:
    • Male
    • At A Glance
    • Terrain
    • Park
      Pow
    • Design
    • Clean
      Busy
    • Durability
    • Fragile
      Durable
    • Weight
    • Light
      Heavy
    • Style
    • Uncool
      Cool
    • Width
    • Narrow
      Wide
    • Comfort
    • Uncomfy
      Comfy
    • Flex
    • Soft
      Stiff
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