The K2 Holgate is a rugged stiff-flexing snowboard boot built to push boundaries and is stacked with premium technology. It all starts with construction; the Holgate is outfitted with a reinforced rubber toe thats abrasion resistant and helps give that extra little bit of grip to the binding toe strap. The heel counter was engineered using our Endo 2. 0 construction a urethane heel counter that allows us to change the flex and rebound of the boot without adding extra materials. This extends the boot's lifespan and adds a layer of protection to guard against binding abrasion. The Holgates lacing system comprises of two BOA Fit System reels. The exterior H4 Coiler BOA Fit System reel helps to provide a stable and secure closure throughout the boot. The BOA reel located on the lateral side of the shell controls our Conda liner lace system giving you maximum control over the fit of your boot while keeping your heel locked to the bottom of the footbed for power transfer when you need it most. Wrapping the foot we've placed our most supportive liner composed of multiple densities of heat-moldable Intuition foam. This open-cell foam means that it can be re-molded time and time again to achieve the perfect fit throughout the boot's life. The liner is outfitted with our breathable and heat reflecting Spaceheater material keeping riders warm and dry all day long. And lastly we've integrated a 95% post-consumer recycled coffee mesh from SCafe into the liner to help eliminate unwanted odor after a long day on the hill. Underfoot the midsole combines a lightweight and stable EVA and Harshmellow a proprietary technology that helps absorb impact increasess damping and provide a more "quiet" feel while snowboarding. The outsole on the Thraxis snowboard boot is our ALL-NEW Vibram V5 outsole providing unmatched traction in the boot pack and is made using at least 30% recycled rubber through the Vibram Ecostep program.