A word from the product manager
We have reimagined the design of this Decathlon kids’ snowboard boot to adapt better to kids. This is a linerless boot, i.e. it has no sockliner, which means that it only has one tightening mechanism: it's more convenient for kids and their parents. For greater comfort, we have also made the boot lighter.
Environmental impact / Design that reduces environmental impact
To reach 31% product weight from eco-designed materials, several actions were taken:
- the foams on the boot contain recycled EVA and recycled rubber,
- textiles that are coloured (not black) are made from recycled PET
- the non-woven faux leather base is made from recycled PET
- other black textiles use a waterless dye. The yarn is dyed black using mass pigmentation (dope dye) before weaving, which saves a lot of water and electricity.
Fast Lock 2-zone tightening system
The idea for the Indy 100 quick fastening snowboard boots came from an instructor’s statement: "We have to stop traditional laces with to-do knots, all too often I start my classes by tightening the kids’ laces". We improved it this winter by adding a rip tab on the shin for perfect tightening.
1. Fast, powerful tightening focused on the instep to hold the foot firmly in place
2. Rip-tab at shin-level to prevent any movement between the shin and tongue.
We strive to achieve a soft flex (2/10). It provides comfort in use and reduces physical fatigue so that you can make the most of your day. It has the advantage of helping the beginner to adopt the right position on the board: flexed ankles, so that the legs are not straight. You have to react quickly when you're snowboarding so it's important to bend the knees. Starting with a boot that’s too stiff can be detrimental.
"Heel Pad Comfort" ankle foam
The ankle bone padding fills the hollow under and behind the ankle to hold the heel firmly in place.
The level 1 liner has relatively soft, mono-material, 10 mm-thick ankle foam pads.
The aim is to provide the heel-foot support needed to match the level of the boot. Because the faster the young rider goes, the greater the energy involved, and the more foot support is needed. The Comfort Foam fulfils this goal by providing maximum comfort for all.
Sole: grip, traction, cushioning and thermal insulation
Our Ultralight sole is 100% EVA. EVA is a very light material with 80% air. This formulation is designed to resist abrasion while keeping its damping properties. It is naturally very insulating and protects against the cold rising from the ground. We designed in large studs to offer you very good grip. Sufficiently far apart from each other, they help get rid of the snow.