Bought these for my wife over the internet, due to limited availability in Europe. We had very little time and needed a splitbarding boot with a rigid sole for kicking steps and flexible or openable cuffs/collars for skinning.
Naturally and sadly, the fitting was off (0.5 or 1 size too small), this made riding very unpleasant and borderline impossible. This is really, the only women's splitboarding boot which can take long crampon ascents (semi-auto). There are only about 3 or 4 boots on the market in. The cool thing about this boot is the adjustable collars kept in place by boa laces (unlike velcro straps in the Deeluxe XVe), very few (2 I know of) splitboarding boots do this. From mountaineering, split boarding to deep pow slashes, the Womens Jones MTB has all the technology for the ultimate back country boot.
Upgraded with the new heat moldable Elite liner with energy foam providing consistently smooth flax and support that won't break down. Scout the terrain and adjust boot stiffness on the fly with all the new recoil flex control. Hike with confidence on the crampon compatible Vibram outsole, while taking longer strides skinning the walk mode collar.
The liners have been heat molded once, but we didn't go for any further insole shaping/fitting (no grinding or cutting). They don't really seem to have packed out at all. Would swap for Deeluxe (Spark) XV or XVE boots of slightly larger size. The item "ThirtyTwo JONES MTB Womens Backcountry Boots 2018, 38 EUR, 7 US, 24.0 Mondo" is in sale since Sunday, May 20, 2018.This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Skiing & Snowboarding\Snowboarding\Boots". The seller is "devshgraphicsprogramming" and is located in Bulle. This item can be shipped to European Union member countries.