Snowboard boots are the most important piece of snowboard equipment you can own. Snowboard boots need to be comfortable and supportive in order for you to maximise your time and enjoyment on the snow. We carry snowboard boots from the best brands on the market including Burton, DC, Salomon, Rome, Vans and Nitro. Snowboard boots are available in varying ranges of flex. A soft is suited to freeride or park while a stiff boot is suited to snowboarders with an aggressive riding style or freeride.
Snowboard boots are currently available with three main lace systems which include traditional laces, Speed Zone/TLS or Boa. Traditional laces are most commonly found in freestyle snowboard boots due to their forgiving flex and wide range of adjustment. Traditional laced boots are generally less expensive when compared to Boa although they can be time consuming to lace-up for unexperienced users.
Burton’s Speed Zone and Nitro’s TLS lacing systems time the time out of lacing up your boots. They still allow for a forgiving flex and allow riders to tighten the top and bottom of the boots independently.
Boa has become a force in snowboard boots of recent for being the fast and effective when tightening boots. Boa uses a coil-system with a wire or rope which twists to tighten. All Boa products feature a life-time warranty and are easy to repair with spare parts available globally. Boa boots are available in one or two-boa variants. Single Boa boots use one dial to control both the upper and lower laces. This is quick, easy and budget-friendly although they don’t allow for customisation of the upper and lower section of the boots individually. Double Boa feature a dial for each the upper and lower zones, giving the rider a more secure fit.
The cost and quality of a snowboard boot varies based on the technology and construction of the outer shell, boot sole and inner-liner. Premium snowboard boots feature a liner made up of multiple materials and foams designed to hold the foot more securely without wearing in and breaking down over time, generally stiffer shells providing more response and control, and more durable, grippier and shock-absorbing boot soles with the help of products like Vibram.