The best snowboard boots in 2012 are all about keeping boarders in comfort and control while they tear up the mountain. Companies like Nike and Vans are proving their status in the snowboarding world by combining their well-known comfort and style with innovative and fresh snowboarding technology. On the other hand, long-time snow companies like Burton and Salomon are proving they still know snow best, with gear specifically designed by some of the best minds in the sport. Read on to see the best snowboard boots offered for 2012.
Shred the groomers and the powder with a snowboarding boot as comfortable as your favorite running shoe. The Nike Vapen was designed to mimic the Morgan 2 mid 6.0 shoes, with synthetic leather uppers for comfort and support. These shoes also feature moldable polyethylene and EVA foam liners to custom fit your foot and keep out the cold. In addition, Nike created a Warming Blanket Strobel for both the shell and the liner of the Vapen boots. This heat-reflective material prevents the cold from entering through the sole of the foot and keeps heat from exiting through the liner. Not only will your feet be warm enough for a full day of hard play, but they will also be embedded with superior comfort thanks to Nike's Zoom Air cushioning. Stop giving in to throbbing feet and take charge of the mountain with Nike 6.0 Vapen snowboard boots.
Burton continues to be a leader in the world of snowboarding thanks to products like the Burton SLX snowboard boots. These boots begin with extraordinary materials that are combined into a high-tech and luxurious boot. The outsole is comprised of a lightweight Vibram material and a new shrinkage technology actually reduces the footprint of the shoe for better maneuverability. Burton's new Dryride liner technology is incorporated into their Imprint 5 Liner, so riders have the best support, comfort and warmth possible. Professionals such as Terje Haackonsen shred the mountain in Burton SLX boots because they know the only competitor to its warmth and coziness are house slippers.
If you are looking for a snowboard boot aggressive enough to take your ride to the next level, look no further than Van Andreas Wiig boots. The variable flex control system in these boots gives riders the power to dictate their boards, and the Instep Flex Zone in the foot bed makes you feel comfortable doing it. These boots also feature the RECCO Avalanche Rescue System, which aids in the efficiency of detecting an avalanche victim's location. Dominate your ride with comfort and power in the Vans Andreas Wiig snowboard boots.
Finally, a snowboarding boot that does not require all the pulling and pushing of laces to get a good fit. The Salomon F4.0 uses 3-Power panels and a fused liner to give your foot maximum support and comfort with the pull of one single lace. This boot offers medium flexing and a user-friendly, ultra-responsive feel. Look sharp and feel in control cruising down the mountain in the lightweight, low-profile Salomon F4.0 boots.