- PRICE: £260
- SIZES: UK 6-12 / US 7-13
- FLEX: 5-6/10
- LACING SYSTEM: Traditional Lace
The Vans Hi-Standard Pro makes its name juxtaposing old school vibes with new school tech. Mid flexing for a versatile all-mountain feel, they’re built for any and all conditions- this is a boot that’ll take you all the way from parking lot skate sessions to lofty backcountry booters. Sultan of Style Arthur Longo puts his name to the Hi-Standard Pro with his Halloween-esque colourway, and if it’s good enough for Arthur, you can be sure it’s good enough for us.
Despite the deluge of speed laces and BOA’s flooding the boot industry, traditional laces aren’t to be sniffed at, they’re not only the most reliable method of fastening, but also the most adjustable. An external power strap backs up the laces, cinching the tongue into the liner, putting paid to hot spots of pressure and painful shin bang.
“This is a boot that’ll take you all the way from parking lot skate sessions to lofty backcountry booters”
Internally the Hi-Standard Pro is kitted out with Vans’ V2 UltraCush Liner, using merino wool to regulate the temperature and improve the straight out the box comfort. Merino is an incredibly breathable and porous material, which works to wick sweat away from the skin, reducing that janky damp feeling after a long day on the hill. The fibres function independently by crimping in on themselves when it’s cold, sealing heat inside the boot, and opening out to allow for increased airflow when it’s warmer.
The liner boot itself is fully heat mouldable, forming round your foot to eliminate dead zones and provide a snug fit. The neoprene toe box can expand slightly to allow you to ride a smaller footprint without cramping up front. EVA foam cross braces in the back to lock your ankle into the boot, reducing heel lift and giving you ultimate control and response when you’re going edge to edge.
Underfoot you’ll find Vans’ ergonomically designed V2 PopCush Footbed, utilising dual density foam to provide stability and cushioning. It’ll take some of the slap out of heavy landings, and offers support to reduce foot fatigue, helping you to ride harder for longer.
“EVA foam cross braces in the back to lock your ankle into the boot, reducing heel lift and giving you ultimate control”
Whether you’re a young gun or an OG, the Hi-Standard Pro is shifting the paradigm of what’s possible with a snowboard boot- iconic style, lasting comfort and premium performance with a wallet friendly price tag.
The Hi-Standard Pro is paired with the Arthur Longo Vans Standard MTE featuring a waterproof vulcanized lower, waterproof seam-sealed construction, and 100-gram weight insulation package. The Standard Mid MTE is the convergence of classic Vans style and day-to-day winter weather footwear.