Buying snowboard boots can be a daunting task, let alone purchasing them online. So to help you out, we’ve enlisted our expert boot fitters to hand over some tips for when you’re searching for your first or next pair of boots!
Snowboard boots are the most important thing in your set-up. They’re like tyres on a car; they directly match you with your board and all of your control comes from them. I know you want the ones that look the best with your outfit, but it’s all about fit!
Firstly, thinking about boot sizing and length, it’s a good idea to have a think about what shoe size you normally wear. Most people actually wear shoes that are at least ½ size bigger than they should. Let’s say you wear a size US 9; Can you feel the end of your shoe when you stand up nice and tall? If not, you might want to size down a half size. If you can feel the end, stick to a US 9 in a boot and you should be good to go. If you’re unsure, we always measure your foot in-store as the first port of call.
New snowboard boots will be like nothing you’ve ever put on your foot before. They’re an odd shape, they’re stiff and definitely not as comfortable as a sneaker. Generally they take about 10 days of riding to wear in properly, and can be heat moulded to give you a head start, so don’t worry if they fit pretty snuggly –