Snowboard boots are undoubtedly the most important item when it comes to your snowboarding gear. An excellent pair of snowboard boots will fit comfortably and snugly, and also work well with your bindings.
A poorly fitting snowboard boot can lead to disaster, because your snowboard boots are the only thing that directly connect your body to your board. Though bindings hold you to your board, your boots are what allows you to control your board.
When searching for the perfect pair of boots, it is important to consider several things, including fit, boot flex, lacing, liners, and whether or not you want or need foot beds. The best fitting boot will be secure to your feet and ankles, but not painfully tight. Remember though boots take a few runs before they form to their true size, and therefore require some breaking-in.
All boots range when it comes to boot flex, from soft to stiff with 1 being the softest and 10 the stiffest. Generally more advance snowboards require stiff boots, while beginners enjoy soft. Laces break down to convenience and maintenance. There are three different types of lacing measures boots can have, with traditional lace being the easiest to repair but the most difficult to complete in cold weather.
Quick pull lacing is the middle option that is faster than traditional, and uses a method called zonal lacing. Quick pull lacing varies across brand. The fastest and most adjustable method is Boa. This method is what many avid snowboarders prefer because they save time and allow you adjust your boot fit.
Boot liners are also an item to consider when picking out boots. You want to pick a boot that has a liner that works well with your feet, allowing you to feel great on them for several hours. Some people might opt for footbeds, or insoles that are made to increase the level of comfort for your feet.
Here are Get Boards we have come to the conclusion that your snowboard boots can make or break your mountain day, which is why we offer such a large selection of brands. With such a diverse collection of options you are sure to find a pair that will make your snow-filled day epically awesome.