When it comes to Boots, it’s like shoes – it’s not always easy to find the right pair, but taking your time is crucial to ensure pleasant days on the slopes. Besides design and functionality, the most important thing is the fit and wearing comfort. If the boot is too tight or the fit isn’t right, it can disrupt the blood flow, leading to uncomfortable cramps in your feet. Boots are, next to the snowboard, the most crucial part of your equipment, so make sure you take the time to ensure a perfect fit!
Ideally, when you first try on your boots, they should fit quite narrow so that the foam can adapt itself to your foot. But it can’t bee too narrow so that you still get blood pumping through your veins. Also, if you have narrow ankles, you should make sure that the boot also has a narrow heel to avoid heel-lift. Contact our customer service if you have any questions regarding boots.
Just like boards, there is a variety of Boots with different characteristics such as Flex and lacing systems. These lacing systems can be divided into three types.
Zonal Lacing or Quick-Pull Lacing offers you a more efficient lacing, because you just have to pull two lines in order to tie up your boot. With this system, you can lace the zone on the shin and the zone above the foot separately, to achieve optimum comfort. Different manufacturers offer different systems but roughly speaking, we can distinguish two systems: the 1-zone system in which a pull handle laces up the entire boot and the lace is hooked into a blocking mechanism. In the 2-zone system, two pull handles fasten the upper and lower part of the boot separately, which allows a more precise lacing.Zonal Lacing in the Shop
The BOA-System is the newest system on the market. With this, you only have a rotating wheel, which fastens the boot via a thin wire with every turn. There are Single BOA boots, in which one wheel fastens the entire outer shoe evenly, and boots with a Double BOA-System in which two wheels allow to fasten the boot in different zones. This system is extremely fast and your boot is already tied before the others just untangled their laces.BOA-Lacing in the Shop
Normal Laces are the most traditional type of lacing. They are fastened using normal laces, just like a shoe. In the upper part, these shoes are equipped with hooks, which allows you to fasten them without losing the tension. Although it takes a little longer to fasten, they allow to optimally fasten the boot in each zone and thus helps eliminate pressure points on the foot. It is also really easy to replace the laces.Traditional Lacing in the Shop
Before looking at flex of the boot, you should know on what terrain you feel most at home. In freeride and all mountain snowboarding, you should rather choose a slightly harder boot, which ensures greater stability and a more direct response. If you’re spending more time in the park and love the skateboard-like feeling, you should choose a boat with more flex.
Our flex scale 1-10 gives you detailed information about the rigidity of your boot. Are you looking for a Softer Boot? Then choose a Flex of 1-5, which stands for soft to medium. Do you prefer a Stiffer Boot? , Then you should choose a slightly stiffer boot with Flex 6-10 for more response.