Ride uses the Lasso Boot to round up its best, most essential features on a more affordable platform. Its medium flex (6 out of 10 on Ride's scale) makes it an extremely capable all-mountain freestyle boot, or even a big-mountain freeride boot for guys who like a bit more flex when they're charging hard. The first thing that you'll notice about the Lasso is its Boa Focus lacing system. You know how effective Boa is, and you know that it's pretty much changed the way we view boot fitting. Well, Focus takes it to the next level. Using internal cable reels, Focus allows you to achieve a precise fit in two zones--upper and lower--for a custom fit every time you wear the boot. The Lasso also adds Tongue Tied, which uses a Boa reel to lock the tongue in place, secure the ankle, and provide unheard-of heel hold for better edge control and an end to heel blisters. The Closer lace guide at the forefoot drives lace power down and evens the tension throughout the boot for a close, responsive fit without pressure points. The inner liner uses Lock Down Turbo to make it easier to get the liner tight and simple to release at the end of the day. Speaking of the inner liner, it's an Intuition Support Foam Liner. That means it's thermo-moldable to fit your foot perfectly and antimicrobial to reduce boot-stink. Ride also included removable external J-bars that allow you to lock your heel down inside the boot while providing added comfort. Shock-absorbing duties are taken care of by Ride's 3D-formed dual-density EVA foam Impacto insole, so your next flat landing won't feel so flat. The Blown Light Apex Sole is made with lightweight Phylon and comes equipped with a gel pod to absorb impacts. To round out the Lasso, Ride hooked it up with a natural-feeling articulating cuff and a 3D-formed tongue to eliminate shin-bang forever.