As good as the tm twoes but stiffer and more durable.
Breaking them in has proven to be a bit of a pain. I am a true US8 and almost feel like I should have went up a half size. While the heel lock is nice, one of the boots rubbed a gnarly blister on the inside of my left heel. Still super stoked on these boots!
Normally run a size 9. I had the STW boa from probably 7 years ago, and a Lashed FT from maybe 3 seasons ago. Upgraded to the TM-Two XLT and actually had to size down to an 8.5. Definitely a stiffer fit than I was used to, but didn't impact too much, possibly had me riding better than usual actually. The way the boot holds your heel down took some getting used to, kind of had blisters starting to form in that zone but now it's $$. I recommend this boot for a more serious rider who cares more about performance than comfort. For the weekend warrior, the Lashed is still the way to go.
Very stoked on these. A rugged, solid boot. Although a little stiffer than I am used to, so breaking in is taking longer than my previous boots. But hoping that means they will last longer.
Lifty 115+ days in the '16-'17 TM-Two XLT and now onto the 17-18 model. The first original reason I was interested in the XLT was that in the 16-17 model had "protected" stitching all around the lace areas. The "protection" proved to work, no blown stitching (unlike any of my pairs of Lashed). Unfortunately the 17-18 model has done away with that design...we'll see... The second reason was because of the Vibram sole. As a lift operator, I stand/work in variable ground conditions in all of winter, and the Vibram sole has NOT let me down. My 16-17 model's sole has not faded a bit, and that it including my skating push toe. Top notch grip! The Vibram sole even grips my Never Summer Board so much that it makes the thought of a stomp pad laughable. Super stiff right out of the box. I personally had a painful experience breaking in these boots (no heat molding), but no problems since. Liners are great. The Storm Coat thing in the toe box...meh, cracked out. Awesome riding performance! All the responsiveness, support, and dependability I love Thirtytwo for I highly recommend this boot for folks working up on the mountain, and expect top performance everyday all season long. The average rider might find this boot to be "just too much". But hey, that just like, my opinion, man. Also, shout out to ThirtyTwo for having AWESOME GREAT CUSTOMER SRVICE! I wish I had more to say of the 17-18 model at the moment.
I've always been a big fan of how comfy and light the 32 boots are. Started in the Lashed and moved up into the TM-TWO's. A stiffer and more durable boot but still very comfy. The vibram sole will hold up a lot better on my sled this year then the older softer soles. A bit heavier of a boot this year, obviously, but still a very comfortable fit. No problems riding all day when you don't have hurting feet.