Hailing from Salt Lake City, Sam Taxwood’s unparalleled access to the best resorts, street spots, and all-mountain terrain has shaped him into a rare breed of snowboarder who can ride any spot—and, most importantly, with style. The Vans Hi-Country & Hell-Bound boot, equally inspired by Sam’s terrain-transition riding and the Hank Williams Jr. classic “Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound,” has been designed to take snowboarding to the next level.
“I wanted a boot with a clean look that performs highly in all conditions”
“I wanted a boot with a clean look that performs highly in all conditions,” Sam said. “Whether I’m riding in the mountains or the streets, the Hi-Country and Hell-Bound provide the optimal comfort and performance I need.”
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The Hi-Country & Hell-Bound leads with a V3 Ultracush/The North Face™ FlashDry™ Liner, Vans premium liner built to move moisture to the surface layer and eliminate it as quickly as possible. V3 POPCUSH™, a triple density, 3D-molded, anatomically shaped and PU-blended footbed with TPU arch-support, provides added usability and torsional flex, while a top sheet of open-cell foam promotes airflow under and around the foot for warmth and dryness.