Drop into the future.
Designed by French big-mountain legend Xavier De Le Rue, the Deeluxe Men's XVe Speedlace Splitboard Boot was crafted with the longest days and most demanding missions in mind. Armed with just about every feature imaginable to tackle terrifying chutes, couloirs, and spines, this expedition boot handles big-mountain business with unrivaled performance and protection.
C3-Lacing is designed with three zones, allowing the heel, forefoot, and shaft zones to be isolated and laced separately. Separate lacing systems for the forefoot and shaft zones enhance comfort by providing a means to adjust these specific areas, while the middle lacing holds the heel and stabilizes the ankle to ensure your boot is combat-ready and fully functional. Custom Flex construction enables you to adjust the support and responsiveness depending on the terrain, and the micro-adjustment Boa allows you to dial in the perfect fit and flex.
Precise stitching and a sandwich construction, paired with a Sympatex membrane, ensures you're protected from the harsh elements all day long, keeping your feet warm, dry, and happy. Not only does the Sympatex construction block out nasty weather, but its waterproof lining creates an excellent micro climate through quick-drying, moisture-wicking performance. Additionally, the attached snow cover bulks up the defense against precipitation for a longer-lasting boot. Extra Long Stride technology lets you loosen a powerstrap in the rear of the boot to extend your stride by 20-30cm when you're skinning, ultimately resulting in superior efficiency and comfort.
Rounding out this boot, you'll notice a rugged mountaineering-inspired outsole. This Vibram East Ridge sole gives you the mountain goat-like grip needed to ascend steeper faces and climb precipitous ridgelines. Deeluxe also added a plastic backwelt with a grooved heel for rocking semi-automatic crampons in treacherous terrain.
- Built for long expeditions in the backcountry
- Mid-stiff flex for response and support
- C3 lacing for independent tension control
- Heat-moldable liner conforms to your foot
- XLS allows longer strides when skinning
- Waterproof construction keeps your feet dry
- Rubber rand protects boot from rugged terrain
- Vibram outsole is extremely grippy and accepts crampons
- Q & A
Dont buy these
The buckles are constantly breaking and I'm having to re-tighten them at least twice per trip. Until Deeluxe goes with a completely different lacing system, count me out. Also, Deeluxe's customer service is TERRIBLE. Look elsewhere on Backcountry for boots!
XVe Design, Fit, & Quality
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
The design of the XVe is similar to the Jones MTB although the XVe isolates the BOA system from the upper boot, which makes for better durability and unencumbered range of motion. The XVe material quality is top notch. The boot is a true size but snug fit. I am using Burton (Spark baseplate) bindings which the XVe boot fits into as well as any boot including the Burton Tourist (my Adidas Blauvelt Gen 2 were too large for the Spark baseplate). The liner molded to my ankle and heal in the 1st hour and stayed supportive and snug for the next 5 hours. While snowboarding the boot performed similar to the Adidas Blauvelt Gen 1, which was my favorite boot, but the XVe has unmatched comfort . I will review after season in the Tetons to note performance and to confirm durability.