Your snowboard boots are probably the most important piece of kit you can buy. The best rider in the world will underperform in ill-fitting boots, and they will not enjoy the discomfort either.
We believe the best boot is the one that fits, and have curated a range of brands that are not only top-quality, but also have overlapping characteristics, meaning we can match a boot to your foot without compromising quality or performance.
To find the ideal snowboard boot consider the following:
There are old wives’ tales that say your boots should be a size too small or a size too big. This is not true. In reality you need a boot which fits. All manufacturers make boots in slightly different shapes so finding a shape that suits is vital. For example:
I.e. how much 'give' there is in the structure of the boot. A stiffer boot will allow for a more efficient transfer of power from the rider to the board, making aggressive riding easier. The extra support will also aide heavy landings.
This increased responsiveness will be difficult for a less experienced or unfit rider to control, so stiff boots are best suited to those who are more advanced. For example SNOWBOARD BOOT STIFF
A more flexible boot will be more forgiving and comfortable. Its comparative lack of responsiveness will smooth out poor technique and give a more amenable experience to learn in. Look at a boot such as the SNOWBOARD BOOT BEGINNER
Not just for beginners, park riders may also prefer a flexible boot as the extra mobility can unlock more advanced tricks. A good example of this would be the SNOWOARD BOOT PARK.
Your snowboard boot lacing system may seem like purely aesthetic concern. Whilst it is obviously important to LOOK as good as your riding on the slopes, how the boot outer holds your foot is also important
Traditional laces are still popular, providing relatively good adjustability and hold, not to mention a timeless aesthetic.
The BOA snowboard boot lacing system provides greater efficiency, adjustability and security than traditional laces
A speed laces system also provides greater efficiency, adjustability and security than traditional laces.
The best way to ensure good fitting boots is to come in and have a fitting session. Some general rules for getting the most out of your snowboard boot fitting session would be: