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Best Snowboard Boots 2019-2020

Chosen by the Whitelines Test Team

Head into any reputable snowboard shop and the shop staff will tell you in no uncertain terms that the thing you should spend most time on is your boots. Whether you’re chatting to the small moustachioed man who’s been riding for 20 years, or the groady looking Canadian who was on a snowboard before he could walk, they’ll agree on one thing- boots are the most important part of your set up.

There’s a crazy amount of choice out there, so to make things a bit simpler we’ve spent the season curating this list of the best snowboard boots for winter 2019/20.

“We always recommend that your first purchase after learning to ride should be a comfortable pair of snowboard boots”

There’s a lot of choice out there, do you want a pair of £500 boots that lace themselves à la Back To The Future, or the super soft flexing snowsurf number? When deciding which boot to go for there’s a few things you want to consider. Fit is the most important, but you’ll want to factor in the flex rating of the boots as well. Jib kids and park rats will generally want a softer option to get more tweak-ability and playfulness out of them. Whereas a lycra suited, piste charger will often opt for a stiff boot to garner more control.

Realistically there’s no absolute black and white right or wrong with it for flex, you’ve got to factor preference into it as well. However, a newer rider normally fares better with a softer model, as they have more margin for error as they’re still finding their feet. Just make sure you try on a few different stiffness’ and see what’s feeling best for you.

There’s no real way to tell whether a boot will fit you unless you try it on, even if you’ve had a pair before, brands are known to change their sizes occasionally. You’re looking for a snug fit, without it being tight anywhere. Think like a sock – it’s touching your foot everywhere, but there’s no specific point where it’s much tighter than anywhere else. You’ll want to make sure that as you’re flexing forwards into your boot that you’re locked into the heel, to avoid sloppy riding or delayed reaction time.

Get yourself a well-fitting pair of boots and you’ll be surprised at how much it affects your riding. A well fitting boots can offer powerful edge to edge transitions, improved response time and the ability to walk away from your snowboard trip with all your toenails. Conversely, an ill fitting pair might leave you with foot cramp, muscle pain and a surplus of blisters. Match a nice new pair of boots with a nice new pair of socks and you’ll be laughing.

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Adidas Acerra ADV | Adidas Response 3MC ADV | Adidas Samba ADV | Adidas Tactical Lexicon ADV | Burton Kendo | Burton Ritual StepOn | Burton Swatch StepOn | Deeluxe Footloose | Deeluxe Ground Control | Deeluxe Harmony BOA | Deeluxe ID Bloodline | Deeluxe Team ID Lara | Deeluxe X-Plorer | Head Eight BOA | Head Four BOA | K2 Taro Tamai Snowsurfer | K2 Darko | Nidecker Helios | Nidecker Tracer | Nidecker Trinity | Northwave Edge | Northwave Domain | Ride Fuse | Ride Hera BOA | Rome Inferno | Salomon Launch | Salomon LoFi | Salomon Malamute


Adidas Acerra ADV Snowboard Boots 2019-2020

  • SIZES: UK 7.5-11.5
  • FLEX: 8
  • LACING SYSTEM: Double Boa
  • PRICE: £300

The brand known for their signature three stripes design has made quite a name for themselves on the snowboard market. They’ve proven themselves to be a worthy member of the scene. The Adidas Acerra ADV snowboard boots are a great example of this.

This stiff flexing boot combines fit, function, and freedom in a way only a brand like Adidas could. We all know the Adidas Acerras look sick, but they’ve got the tech to back up their aesthetic too.

Making the Acerra boots ideal for an all-day shred is the boost footbed, which is made with premium cushioning. With the energy-returning properties, the footbed will keep your feet warm even in the coldest of days – ensuring you won’t lose the feel for the board either.

The Adidas Acerra ADV is a stylish, stiff, boot and will give even the most demanding riders out there value for their money. Not finished yet either, the BOA lacing system also saves you some time and ensures you can get the fit dialled in.

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    Adidas Response 3MC ADV Snowboard Boots 2019-2020

    • SIZES: UK 6.5-12.5
    • FLEX: 7
    • LACING SYSTEM: Double Boa
    • PRICE: £300

    Adidas Response is a little piece of heaven, just as the blue colour might imply. This is a boot that has the go anywhere, do anything feel that you’d want from an all mountain offering.

    The mid flex of the Adidas Response snowboard boots allows you to take these beauties all over and feel right at home. They’re forgiving enough for you to get sendy in the park, but also responsive enough to offer that extra support to your riding.

    With a continental rubber outsole you can be sure these boots will keep you gripped to any kind of surface – whether it’s to the board itself or icy slopes, you won’t be falling over (sober, at least). The double BOA system will take care of the lacing in the fastest possible way. Easily customised, whether you want them tighter or looser – the Adidas Responses will be quick to react to the needs of your feet.

    These beauties are made to last, while also providing your feet just the right amount of comfort they need for a full day on the slopes.

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    Adidas Samba ADV Snowboard Boots 2019-2020

    • SIZES: UK 6.5-12.5
    • FLEX: 5
    • LACING SYSTEM: Classic Lace
    • PRICE: £230 / €280

    The Adidas Samba boot is quite possibly the most commonly seen boot amongst freestyle snowboarders and there’s a very good reason for this.

    With a mid-flex, classic lacing system and a simple design, this snowboard boot has made its way into the hearts of many snowboarders, earning it a well-deserved label as a modern classic.

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  • Selected for The Whitelines 100 – take a closer look at the 2019-2020 Adidas Samba here

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    Adidas Tactical Lexicon ADV Snowboard Boots 2019-2020

    • SIZES: UK 7.5-11.5
    • FLEX: 7
    • LACING SYSTEM: Classic Lace
    • PRICE: £330

    The Adidas Tactical Lexicon ADV is an upgraded version of the traditional Adidas Tactical boot.

    With a Footbed boost you can be sure these boots will let you charge through whatever comes your way. They’ll suck up the hard landings and absorb the choppy snow, so you can expect a solid ride when wearing these.

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  • Selected for The Whitelines 100 – take a closer look at the 2019-2020 Adidas Tactical Lexicon ADV here

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    Burton Kendo Snowboard Boots 2019-2020

    • SIZES: UK 7-13
    • FLEX: 6
    • LACING SYSTEM: Classic Lace
    • PRICE: £260/€300

    Burton’s decided to introduce this performance-based boot to the market to please the lace lovers.

    Whether you were to take a lap through the park, hit the backcountry, or simply carve the groomers, this laced lovechild of Burton has the potential to keep your feet frothing.

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    Selected for The Whitelines 100 – take a closer look at the 2019-2020 Burton Kendo here

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    Burton Ritual LTD Step On Women’s Snowboard Boots 2019-2020

    • SIZES: UK 5-10
    • FLEX: 5
    • LACING SYSTEM: Double Boa
    • PRICE: £350/€390

    New in the Women’s Step On snowboard boots line – the Burton Ritual LTD. Inspired by its predecessor, the Ritual LTD, the Step On version of the boot is compatible with Burton’s own Step On bindings.

    The Step On version of the Ritual LTD doesn’t differ much from the OG boot, except from the obvious fact that it is a Step On boot. New for the Ritual this season is the double BOA lacing system, making it a piece of cake to adjust these beauties throughout the day.

    Keeping your feet warm and dry is the Dryride Heat Cycle. Burton uses an interwoven thermally activated carbon thread which captures and radiates your body heat inwards.

    Burton have also managed to fix the problem with stinky feet. The antimicrobial coating here prevents the growth of smelly bacteria, so you no longer have to feel the burning sting of shame when taking your snowboard boots off in a public place after a whole day of riding.

    All in all, the Burton Ritual LTD Step Ons are comfortable mid flexing boots that you can spend everyday in.

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    Burton Swath Step On Snowboard Boots 2019-2020

    • SIZES: UK 7-13
    • FLEX: 5
    • LACING SYSTEM: Double Boa
    • PRICE: £350/€390

    Burton’s gone and expanded their step on line quite a bit for this season, giving both the ladies and gents more options to choose from. New for the men this year is the mid flexing Swath Step On Snowboard Boot, equivalent to the normal Swath BOA boot – just with the Step On binding compatibility.

    Wanting to keep your feet warm and dry, Burton’s included an internal gusset construction in the tongue of the boot. What this means is that the lower part of the boot is completely sealed, so no water can get in to ruin your ride.

    Not only does Burton know how to keep your feet cosy, they are also quite the experts when it comes to making boots that will keep your feet steady within the boot. The Focus Cuff increases your heel hold by wrapping around your ankle, ensuring your heels won’t slide up and down. In addition to keeping your heels in place, they also increase the responsiveness of the ride due to the cuff being placed slightly higher up on your ankle.

    If you’re keen to try out the Burton Step On bindings, the Swath Step On boots will give you just the right amount of flex and firmness you’ll need from an all-mountain boot.

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    Deeluxe Footloose Snowboard Boots 2019-2020

    • SIZES: UK 5-13
    • FLEX: 2
    • LACING SYSTEM: Traditional Laces
    • PRICE: £195/€200

    Deeluxe have channelled their inner Kevin Bacon and have decided to get Footloose. Developed to cater for the needs of the ever growing snowsurf market, the Footloose is the first boot specifically made for riding without bindings.

    To garner extra board control they’ve used pliable skate flex in the sole to give additional underfoot feel of the board. The body of the boot itself is super soft to provide manoeuvrability and allow you to get those really surfy turns in.

    Using traditional laces in place of a speed lace or BOA means you’re able to have it tighter or looser exactly where you want it. You’re also able to carry a spare lace with you anywhere should one snap as you’re about to drop in.

    A thick rubber rand wraps around the bottom of the boot to enhance its durability. When you’re hiking up to get your line, the toe of your boot often wears down as you’re constantly kicking into the snow, so this extra layer will keep the boot from splitting at the front.

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    Deeluxe Ground Control Snowboard Boots 2019-2020

    • SIZES: UK 5-11.5
    • FLEX: 5
    • LACING SYSTEM: Speed Lace with Powertrap
    • PRICE: £470/€540

    The Deeluxe Ground Control looks like something hailing from a faraway snow kingdom in another galaxy, something worn by the protectors of the realm. It’s the definition of badass. As a new addition to the Deeluxe Evolution snowboard boot Series, the Ground Control will be sure to conquer the carving market in next to no time.

    If you haven’t spent the last few years hibernating in a cave somewhere, you’ll be fully aware of how carving has taken the snowboard world by storm. Deeluxe have joined the party here by making a snowboard boot that’s bound to please the carving kings of the world.

    After all, what carving creature hasn’t longed for a boot that has both the power and precision of a hardboot but that also offers the comfort of a softboot? With the Ground Control, Deeluxe have treated us to the best of both worlds

    This revolutionary boot is developed together with input from both alpine and freestyle riders, making it the hybrid boot you’ll want to try this season. The Deeluxe Ground Control is probably the most exciting snowboard boot we have seen in years, and we can’t wait to see it evolve further.

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    Deeluxe Harmony BOA Women’s Snowboard Boots 2019-2020

    • SIZES: UK 2-9
    • FLEX: 3
    • LACING SYSTEM: Boa
    • PRICE: £235/€240

    The Deeluxe Harmony Boa is a softer flexing boot, designed with comfort in mind. The fact that they bend easier makes them a more forgiving ride, and you’re able to make mistakes without the boot transferring your energy straight down to the board. Built to look and feel as comfy as your favourite pair of trainers, the Harmony BOA is a great choice for those who favour mellow riding.

    A single BOA runs down the tongue of the boot, making it a walk in the park to tighten. And, it’s one of the quickest systems on the market, so you don’t need to faff around in the morning doing up your boots.

    Just turning the dial cinches the wire tighter and allows you to micro-adjust the fit, millimetre by millimetre. The steel wire is durable and dependable, but just in case something does happen, BOA products are under a lifetime warranty.

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    Deeluxe ID Bloodline Snowboard Boots 2019-2020

    • SIZES: UK 4.5-14
    • FLEX: 5
    • LACING SYSTEM: Speed Lace and Power Strap
    • PRICE: £245/€265

    Deeluxe’s best-selling boot and a favourite amongst their team, the ID keeps on being developed and refined with support from the team riders themselves. No wonder it’s garnering itself a reputation as a solid choice.

    The freestyle specific skate flex sole provides a more realistic board feel and with a heel cushion made of Slytech foam, you can count on getting a smooth, comfortable ride.

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  • Selected for The Whitelines 100 – take a closer look at the 2019-2020 Deeluxe Bloodline here

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    Deeluxe Team ID Lara Women’s Snowboard Boots 2019-2020

    • SIZES: UK 2-9
    • FLEX: 5
    • LACING SYSTEM: Speed Lace and Power Strap
    • PRICE: £255/€275

    This beauty of a boot made its debut on the market only one season ago and has already become a firm favourite with quite a few fierce females out there.

    Thanks to the two separate flex zones in the ankle part of the boot, you’ll have impeccable control over the flex of the boot with your heel staying put. Not only are you certain to stay locked into the boots, but their thermo block will ensure your feet are kept warm and cosy throughout the whole day.

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  • Selected for The Whitelines 100 – take a closer look at the 2019-2020 Deeluxe Team ID Lara here

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    Deeluxe X-plorer Snowboard Boots 2019-2020

    • SIZES: UK 5-12
    • FLEX: 6
    • LACING SYSTEM: Classic Lace with Ankle BOA and Powerstrap
    • PRICE: £350/€390

    After the success of the Deeluxe Spark XV backcountry boot, Deeluxe decided to delight us all with a new addition to their backcountry line. So they brought out the Deeluxe X-plorer snowboard boot. This is a slightly softer addition to the series, making the boot more forgiving and ideal for those long hikes up.

    Deeluxe has gone all in with the lacing system on this one. We’ve got the traditional laces to give you that precise comfort you’d want from a boot, ensuring you get can adjust the fit exactly how you like. Making sure your heel will be kept in place, they’ve added the BOA system to the ankle part of the boot. Deeluxe have also gone and placed a Powerstrap on the boots to give you even further support on your shins, which in turn enhances the response of the boots.

    Making these things even more ideal for your backcountry bender is the grooved heel, which makes rocking those semi automatic crampons a piece of cake. The sole of these bad boys is also specifically made for mountaineering, and serves up both tremendous traction and durability.

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    Head Eight BOA Snowboard Boots 2019-2020

    • SIZES: UK 4-12.5
    • FLEX: 7-9
    • LACING SYSTEM: Boa + Power Straps
    • PRICE: £280 / €350

    Naming the technology in your liners as “2nd Skin” sounds a bit strange, but the level of fit and customisation on offer from the Head Eight Boa boots can’t be ignored.

    This new edition to the line is their stiffest and most premium model. It offers riders the chance to adjust the response with two individual flex inserts that slide down the sides of each boot. With both in, the Eight becomes the stiffest in the line and offers immediate response for the most demanding riding. With one plate on, you can either increase the lateral or medial side. Lastly, for those end of season sush laps, you can remove both to give the boot a much softer and less aggressive feel.

    There’s a Boa to lock in the bottom of the boot and secure the heel, but for the upper, Head have opted for two velcro power straps to help you dial in as much or little response as you need.

    All that is wrapped up with Head’s most advanced lightweight welding to keep the boots watertight, and a heel shock pad underfoot to cushion those heavy landings.

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    Head Four BOA Snowboard Boots 2019-2020

    • SIZES: UK 3.5-8.5
    • FLEX: 7
    • LACING SYSTEM: Boa
    • PRICE: £230 / €280

    All new for 2020 are the women’s specific Four Boa boots. This is Head’s most advanced and comfortable option for female shredders looking for a zero compromise solution for fit and response.

    Designed for intermediate to advanced riders, the women’s specific liner shares the same technology and heat mouldable properties as the men’s premium options, but with a shape tailored to women’s feet and ankles.

    There’s a single Boa to have you locked in and shred-ready in a matter of seconds, with an additional Bootleg strap on the upper to increase edge to edge response when you want it. The Wrap Strap ensures that the uppers of the boot hug around your leg, rather than the BOA wire cutting into the material, by feeding the cable through a strap that pulls the shell closer to your leg.

    The Fours have been designed with 9° of forward lean in the backstays, which makes them a little more aggressive and best suited to riders who demand instantaneous response, but with all the comfort, warmth and cushioning of your favourite pair of slippers. A perfect all-rounder for riders who don’t like to compromise on the perfect fit.

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    K2 TT Snowsurfer women’s Snowboard Boots 2019-2020

    • SIZES: UK 5-8
    • FLEX: 4
    • LACING SYSTEM: Dual Boa
    • PRICE: £340/€380

    The K2 Taro Tamai Snowsurfer represents the pinnacle of boot tech paired with the all round comfort of an everyday boot. A softer flexing option, perfect for slush slashing, and powder surfing.

    The ease and precision of BOA meets the rugged durability of heavy-duty Vibram for practicality and performance.

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  • Selected for The Whitelines 100 – take a closer look at the 2019-2020 K2 TT Snowsurfer here

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    K2 Darko Snowboard Boots 2019-2020

    • SIZES: UK 6-13
    • FLEX: 6
    • LACING SYSTEM: Traditional Lace
    • PRICE: £225/€250

    The Darko is a long-time fan and team favourite in the K2 range, years of R&D and rider feedback have honed this boot into one of the most popular on the market.

    You get the reliability and the adjustability of a traditional lace boot, paired with the extra heel hold from the BOA. Together, the two form a best of both worlds system, so you can dial in the perfect fit in no time.

    An Intuition Foam liner moulds round your foot as you’re riding for optimal comfort, and the EVA footbed is plush and soft to cradle your foot.

    An articulated cuff allows the upper to fold down without resistance which gives a smoother forward flex and won’t cause a pressure point on the leather which can cause cracking over time.

    New school tech housed within an old school look, the Darko is a tried and trusted boot that’s rightly stood the test of time, and looks to be on track to keep doing the same for years to come.

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    Nidecker Helios Snowboard Boots 2019-2020

    • SIZES: UK 5.5-12
    • FLEX: 7
    • LACING SYSTEM: Double Boa
    • PRICE: £359 / €380

    Although not the cheapest, the Nidecker Helios boots offer levels of luxurious comfort on par with a Columbian drug lord’s silk pyjamas and a flex that delivers in any environment across the mountain.

    The BOA Focus system provides two separate coils (one for the upper and one for the lower) to enable a fine-tuned fit to suit your style of riding. You can crank the lower section tight to lock in the heel and ankle, and then tighten the upper section to your desired stiffness – whether you’re riding park or backcountry.

    New for this year is the BFT Vibram Outsole. This lightweight design features increased traction for all your bootpacking needs, with a lightweight EVA midsole and gel cushioning to take care of the heavy impacts on the way back down. Nidecker have also reinforced the areas prone to high abrasion with an extra tough rubber coating to provide lasting durability throughout the season.

    As you’d expect with a boot of this standard, it comes equipped with Nidecker’s premium Silver Level Heatmouldable Liner, where the Helios version comes with an added velcro top strap closure system and added EVA reinforcement.

    Asides from coming with their own butler to fasten them up, this is about as indulgent as it gets when looking after your feet on the mountains.

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    Nidecker Tracer Snowboard Boots 2019-2020

    • SIZES: UK 6-12
    • FLEX: 5.5
    • LACING SYSTEM: Boa
    • PRICE: £319 / €340

    For those who want quality construction, customised fit and unrivalled comfort in a softer, mid flexing boot, the Nidecker Tracer ticks pretty much every box.

    You get all the convenience of a single Boa coiler to guarantee you’re the first one out the door every morning, with the additional vice-like grip of the speed laced Hybrid Heel-Lock. The coil guides are placed asymmetrically along the boot to give a more natural, anatomical closure system that’s designed to eliminate any hotspots.

    The new addition of the BFT Vibram Ascent Outsole gives you rugged grip and support from heel to toe, with pockets of cushioning gels in the heels and toes. The Tracer is happy to hike the highest peaks or take the sting out of coming up short on the landings all day long.

    For such a durable, hard wearing boot, its confusingly light. Materials haven’t been wasted, but instead shaped and designed for the most effective response. Like the tongue, for example, which has been asymmetrically 3D moulded to provide increased support on the medial side and to squeeze every last ounce of response out the back of your carves.

    All this is finished off with a fit that conforms to your feet about as well as your socks do. The Silver Heatmouldable Liner gets eight minutes of time cooking in the oven, but offers a lifetime of comfort and personalised fit.

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    Nidecker Trinity Women’s Snowboard Boots 2019-2020

    • SIZES: UK 3-8.5
    • FLEX: 6
    • LACING SYSTEM: Double Boa
    • PRICE: £259 / €280

    Despite coming in at a lower price point to much of the competition, there’s no reason why there won’t be as many seasoned riders stomping about in a pair of these are will be first-time seasonaires.

    Nidecker have cracked the Holy Trinity with these ones – comfort, fit and response. And, as an added bonus, with a price point that should please almost every snowboarder out there.

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  • Selected for The Whitelines 100 – take a closer look at the 2019-2020 Nidecker Trinity here

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    Northwave Edge Snowboard Boots 2019-2020

    • SIZES: UK 5.5-12
    • FLEX: 6
    • LACING SYSTEM: Superlace
    • PRICE: €240

    The Edge has been Northwave’s long standing go-to option for all-mountain freestyle riders looking for a mellow flex that still delivers on fit and durabaility.

    New for this year across the range is the Biomap Asymmetrical Tongue, increasing the reinforcements on the lateral side of the boot to create a smooth, fluid, flex. When you’re tweaking or pressing through the park, the boot doesn’t collapse underneath you. Instead, it provides solid support and brings you back to the centre.

    Northwave’s speed lacing system isn’t only one of the fastest to use, but the easiest. Two independent laces tighten the upper and lower portions of the boot and lock you in for all-day riding support. Great news for the park kids out there who still haven’t learnt how to tie their laces.

    Despite coming in at a lower price point, the Edge boots still come complete with Northwave’s second-tier TF2 liner. Combined with the Cab5 Heel retention system, these bad boys keep you locked into the bottom of the boot and keep you locking in tricks all season long.

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    Northwave Domain Snowboard Boots 2019-2020

    • SIZES: UK 5.5-12
    • FLEX: 9
    • LACING SYSTEM: Superlace
    • PRICE: €310

    Freeriding fans of Northwave have flocked to the Domain, season after season. It’s one of the toughest, most responsive boots in the world. This year the theme continues, with a couple of upgrades to harness even more performance.

    The underside is bolstered up with Northwave’s Double Crossbow outsole with Vibram inserts for grip and stability on those squeaky bum time boot packs.

    Selected for The Whitelines 100 – take a closer look at the 20119-2020 Northwave Domain here

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    Ride Fuse Snowboard Boots 2019-2020

    • SIZES: UK 7-13
    • FLEX: 7
    • LACING SYSTEM: Lace and Boa
    • PRICE: £265 / €300

    Here’s one for all the freestyle fiends who want a solid flexing boot for the park. Ride’s Fuse boot blends a traditional lace with the Boa Powered Tongue Tied closure system. This allows the fine-tuning adjustments that only a lace can offer, with the rock-solid hold and convenience of an internal Boa to clamp the heel and ankle firmly in place. It does away with those pesky internal laces and velcro power straps that have a tendency to work themselves loose (or eventually snap) by the time the season’s closing day rolls around.

    New for this year is the second generation Slime Tongue. It has been redesigned with an articulating flex zone to improve riding comfort and performance. The boot holds its shape for longer, and provides solid support and predictable flex without warping the shape of the boot.

    As you’d expect, there’s a ton of dual-density EVA cushioning underfoot, and a premium heat mouldable liner to push out any pressure points and wrap around your ankle. Knuckles have never felt so good.

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    Ride Hera BOA Women’s Snowboard Boots 2019-2020

    • SIZES: UK 5-11
    • FLEX: 5
    • LACING SYSTEM: Double Boa
    • PRICE: £255/€290

    There’s no denying it, nothing beats the convenience of a Boa. Once there are two coils in the mix, you have the added bonus of being able to fine-tune the fit too. The Ride Hera takes the conventional dual boa system and applies one cable for securing the shell, while the second cable locks the foot into the liner and offers surround support and response.

    With a 1:1 lasting on the full range, Ride boots deliver comfort straight out the box for every size. The liner is then built with In2grated Construction to ensure that there are no hollow spots, creating a fit that won’t pack out over the season.

    The Hera is Ride’s lightest and most versatile boot in the women’s line and comes complete with some female-specific features, too. The liner includes a velcro cuff to wrap around the leg for a specific, custom fit in the calf zone. The women’s specific sole provides lightweight cushioning with a reduced heel contour, limiting any overhang on the board when you’re railing those carves. Boot drag isn’t just the curse of the clown footed fellas, after all.

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    Rome Inferno Snowboard Boots 2019-2020

    • SIZES: UK 6-12
    • FLEX: 7
    • LACING SYSTEM: Double Boa
    • PRICE: £300

    Grab any snowboard boot down off the top shelf and they’ll boast a list of features including crampon compatible Vibram soles, removable flexplates, and heat mouldable liners that conform to forensic level of detail. The Rome Inferno is the no-nonsense antidote for riders who want comfort, response and a quality fit, without the costly, bulky add-ons. This is stripped back simplicity at its finest.

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  • Selected for The Whitelines 100 – take a closer look at the 2018-2019 Rome Inferno here

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    Salomon Launch Snowboard Boots 2019-2020

    • SIZES: UK 6.5-12.5
    • FLEX: 4
    • LACING SYSTEM: Classic Lace
    • PRICE: £240

    The Launch is a mid flexing offering from Salomon with a ‘best of both worlds’ approach to its fastening system. The combination of lace and STR8JKT allows you to really dial in your fit and keep it super versatile.

    They blend lightweight with durable for the perfect mix. The C2 insoles are ergonomically designed to give you support underfoot where you need it, and are robust enough to last day after day, season after season.

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  • Selected for The Whitelines 100 – take a closer look at the 2019-2020 Salomon Launch here

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    Salomon LoFi Snowboard Boots 2019-2020

    • SIZES: UK 6-11.5
    • FLEX: 5
    • LACING SYSTEM: Traditional Lace
    • PRICE: £340

    Salomon have teamed up with 686 to create a signature colourway for Victor Daviet. They’ve taken the relative newcomer the LoFi and pimped it out with a bit of Daviet charm to make a boot that’s eye catching and foot hugging.

    A mid flexing boot is a great all mountain option, and the LoFi is a perfect middle of the road option. To keep you warm and dry, a neoprene gaiter sits over the bottom of the tongue – keeping snow and water out of the boot.

    They’ve taken a best of both worlds approach to the fastening system on the LoFi. A traditional lace tightens the exterior of the boot, normal laces are the most reliable way to keep a boot tight. Inside the boot a strap sits over the foot where the ankle flexes, a BOA tightens the strap independently to the laces.

    Ortholite footbeds give support and cushioning under your foot and are designed so they don’t break down over time. The liner boot is heat mouldable, so they’ll get comfier as you ride in them.

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    Salomon Malamute Snowboard Boots 2019-2020

    • SIZES: UK 6-12
    • FLEX: 9
    • LACING SYSTEM: Speed Lace
    • PRICE: £330

    The Malamute was designed for big Bode Merrill so of course it’s got to be able to handle the rough and tumble that a rider of his calibre is capable of. The black colourway is looking fresh this season and will have you looking thugged out in no time.

    At the very end of the flex spectrum the Malamute is the boot that can bring order to chaos, for the days when you’re ripping and gripping big lines. The stiffer flex will encourage you to go fast and hard, and will offer you the support you’re looking for.

    Boots are notoriously the most difficult part of your set up to get correct, what works for some people is agony for others. In order to appeal to a wide audience, Salomon make their boots super customisable.

    In order to allow the fit to be tailored Salomon have added their removable H bars. You’re able to take them out on days where you’re wanting a softer, more playful boot and add them when you want a little extra oomph. The liner boot itself is also fully heat mouldable, so it’ll conform to the shape of your foot over time eliminating any unruly dead zones or hotspots.

    Salomon’s Powerlock Lacing System allows you to tighten each side independently and is touted as being one of the most secure speedlaces in the game. An Ortholite footbed sits inside the inner boot, offering support underfoot and with strategically placed holes to ensure airflow.

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