Snowboarding is one of the fastest growing winter sports. Every year the slopes fill up with avid snowboarders. Here is a guide to five of the top boots for the sport. The boots you choose for snowboarding will be the second most important purchase you make following your board. The boots must be comfortable, versatile, and durable. Your control of the board is going to depend greatly on the type of boots you choose and the bindings you use.
If you do not know what type of boot to buy then you need to go in person and try the various styles on. This is the only way to insure the proper fit when picking out such an important piece of equipment. You will need to make sure that the boots you choose have true heel holding power and the only way that you can do this is to try them on your feet. Your heel needs to rest firmly in the boot and should not lift up when you stand on your toes. I cannot stress enough that your heel needs to be firmly in the boot with no movement unless the entire boot moves. This is truly the only way to control the board to the best of your ability.
Here are five top choices in snowboard boots today but remember to go in person and try each pair on before you make an online purchase. Everyones feet are different and what works for one person might not fit another the same. I cannot stress how important the snowboarding boot is to the sport and your performance.
1) Burton Men’s Hail Snowboard Boots
No one can dispute that Burtons is a leader in snowboarding supplies. These boots are outstanding. They come in a striking red and black. They offer durability and comfort. These boots retail for $249.95.
The sizes range from a mens 9-13.
2) Salomon Men’s Dialogue Gift Snowboard Boots
These boots are for the eco-friendly snowboarding enthusiast. They are what is called a G.I.F.T. Boot which means ‘Green Initiative For Tomorrow’. These boots are created from a 100 percent recycled goods. The foot bed of these unique boots is even made from bamboo. These amazing boots retail for $239.95.
3) DC Men’s Scout BOA Snowboard Boots
These boots appear to boast that they offer less time lacing because they do not have the extreme lacing needed by other boots plus their is not reason to tie them because they feature a wheel that tightens the lacing’s snugly. They also sport and eco liner for the environmentally conscious. These boots retail for $139.95.
4) Lamar Men’s Power Gold Boa Snowboard Boots
These boots also feature the new innovative lacing system that is becoming so popular nowadays. These boots retail for $141.95.
5) Burton Men’s Ion Snowboard Boots
These are a top of the line boot that you would expect from Burton. They have the true distinction of being a all-mountain freestyle snowboard boot. These boots are intended for freestyle and advanced snowboarders. They are truly one of the best boots you can purchase. They retail for $399.95.