Two Feet of Fresh—2020 Salomon Kiana Toast Focus BOA Boot
Whether you’re chasing carves on corduroy, untracked fresh, or repeat park laps, there’s nothing that is worse when you’re riding than cold feet. Literally. Toes that feel like frozen cocktail weenies don’t do much for your ability to turn, let alone the intense discomfort that comes with freezing hooves. But now, thanks to Salomon’s new Kiana Toast Focus Boa boots, we can all avoid warm up breaks in the lodge when we want to be getting rad outside. The Kiana Toast has all of the high-end features of Salomon’s popular Kiana boot, plus a new, Salomon-exclusive heat liner with an integrated battery that has three different warmth positions for customizable comfort (and it charges via USB). With eighteen battery hours of heat, your feet will stay cozy no matter how long you stay out, a game changer on winter’s coldest days. While the Kiana Toast’s warmth is a big selling point, it’s worth saying that the boots are just as comfy in springtime—with the heater turned off, of course—thanks to the multi-density foam of the heat-moldable liner. The Focus Boa lacing system offers two points of adjustments for precise, quick, and easy tightening to obtain a perfect fit. Tester Emma Crosby was impressed. “I could rely on the Kiana when I was digging into turns or hitting jumps,” she said. “They would give right back and support me.” All said and done, the Kiana Toast pulls out all the stops when it comes to comfort and performance, ensuring season-long enjoyment no matter the weather.
The Kiana Toast with the Focus Boa lacing system has all the top-shelf tech and premium fit of the Kiana but also features the Salomon-exclusive Custom Heat Liner with a heating capacity of up to eighteen hours and three different warmth positions for customizable comfort.