- SIZES: UK 3.5-12.5
- FLEX: 10
- LACING SYSTEM: LACING SYSTEM: Boa with Powerstrap
- PRICE: £249 / €349
We’re not sure what the Head crew have against even numbers, but their boot-naming system is one of the easiest to follow. Beginners can choose the One for no-frills functionality, while more experienced riders can skip past the Three and the Five to this: The Head Seven Boa snowboard boots.
If you like a more supportive, responsive model packing plenty of tech, the Head Seven Boa fits the bill. With 11 degrees of built-in forward lean it’s made for charging, yet isn’t ruthless on your feet in the way that some of its kind can be.
“New for this year is a moisture management system that uses coffee grounds”
The comfort level is primarily achieved with the liner, the most advanced in Head’s arsenal. The multiple customisation options ensure a better-fitting boot, which in turn makes life easier for your feet. A velcro strap lets you fine-tune the fit of the toe box, while a simple-but-effective quick-lace does the rest.
New for this year is a moisture management system that uses coffee grounds to absorb, and then remove, any build-up of sweat in your feet. That can make a huge difference to your comfort levels – as well as those of the folk sharing your apartment.
If you like a stiffer feel, you can place an insert into a pocket on the liner, increasing the rigidity. Then once you’re blasting the pistes, a triple-density insole manages every bump in the road, from general vibrations to bigger impacts. There’s extra padding under the heel, where it’s most needed.