Why would you schlep all your products to a trade show when their natural home is in the mountains? That’s the logic behind Vans‘ Snowboarding Days, now in its third year and for the first time in France, with shop monkeys and media types heading to Les Arcs to have a cheeky gander and try out of some of the big V’s snowboard boots for winter 2017/18.
Amongst the mere mortals were a select few from the Vans Europe team: Lucas Baume, Arthur Longo, Victor de le Rue, Sparrow Knox, Marcus Keller, Kevin Trammer, Nils Arvidsson, Valerian Ducourtil… oh, and some guy called Jamie Lynn, some of them also getting their feet into the new kicks for the first time.
It’s always surprising how confident Vans are with people trying out their boots considering how new footwear often gives you crippling foot pains, but even charging around low tide Les Arcs pistes the majority of the day’s crew were feeling pretty comfortable, this author’s 2017/18 Implants feeling almost perfect straight out the box.
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