- Price: £205
- Sizes: UK 7.5-12
- Flex: 4/10
- Lacing system: Lace
Why We Chose The Vans Hi-Standard OG: Deja-vu be damned – this veteran of the park (and beyond) is one we’ll be glad to see year after year.
Snowboarding and anything ‘gangsta’ rarely mix well, but Vans gets a pass here; if any boot were ever worthy of an ‘OG’ qualifier, it’s this one. It’s been around for donkey’s, and even with the advent of a souped-up ‘Pro’ version it’s not going anywhere soon.
“If any boot were ever worthy of an ‘OG’ qualifier, it’s this one”
The ubiquitous black colourway with red accents is instantly recognisable, bordering on iconic, but every year Vans brings some fresh colourways to the table too. For 2024, look out for a new collaboration with artist Hannah Eddy.
Who Are The Vans Hi-Standard OG For?
We’d pitch this one equally at experienced park fiends who like a softer boot, and those moving from rental gear to their first proper setup. It’s a boot, though, so don’t assume it’ll work for you just because you match one of those profiles – get to your nearest shop and try it out to make sure!