Published in Whitelines Magazine Buyer's Guide Issue, Winter 2010-2011

BURTON MINT : £130

Sizes: 3 – 10

They Say: Shred the world’s bestseller.

BURTON Bootique : £150

Sizes: 4 – 9

They Say: Your feet will fall in love.

BURTON Emerald : £170

Sizes: 4 – 9

They Say: Get more pleasure with this all-mountain treasure.

BURTON Sapphire : £190

Sizes: 4 – 10

They Say: For those who live in their boots.

DC Misty : £160

Sizes: 4 – 9

They Say: Performalite midsole and command liner.

DC Super Park : £230

Sizes: 4 – 9

They Say: Boa coiler and welded backstay.

Deeluxe Velvet Lara : £180

Sizes: 3 – 9

They Say: The one and only.

Flow Lotus Boa : £140

Sizes: 4.5 –9

They Say: A perfect combination of performance and style.

Forum Script : £165

Sizes: 4 – 9

They Say: Rewrite the norm.

Head Jade SSL : £120

Sizes: 4 – 9.5

They Say: Built for progressive freestyle and intermediate riders.

K2 Affair : £185

Sizes: 4 – 9

They Say: Function meets fashion.

Nike Baxa : £145

Sizes: 4 – 8

They Say: Designed from a women’s point of view.

Nitro Crown : £150

Sizes: 4 – 9.5

They Say: The Crown offers ultimate support for all mountain domination.

Northwave Caliber : £150

Sizes: 3 –9

They Say: Fast-lacing perfection.

we say: With its relatively stiff flex and Drake’s ‘T-Track’ technology, this boot is pitched at the upper end of the freestyle spectrum. It’s basically

Rome Memphis : £160

Sizes: 4 – 8

They Say: Get out and session the whole mountain.

Salomon Pearl : £120

Sizes: 3 – 9.5

They Say: Go for the goods.

Salomon Ivy : £140

Sizes: 3 – 9.5

They Say: Park persuasion.

Salomon F20W : £160

Sizes: 3 – 8.5

They Say: Happy feet.

we say: Salomon’s ‘self-gel’ liner helps make the women’s version of the F20 super-comfortable, as it moulds specially to your feet. Add to this the

Thirty Two 86 FT : £140

Sizes: 4 – 9

They Say: Our women designers were hyped to work on this boot.

Thirty Two Lashed FT : £180

Sizes: 4 – 9

They Say: The standout of our women’s line.

Vans Hi Standard : £140

Sizes: 3 – 9

They Say: The longest-running boot in the Vans line.

Vans Encore : £160

Sizes: 3 – 9

They Say: The best-selling boa boot of all time.

Vans Kira : £170

Sizes: 3 – 9

They Say: The best of both worlds – boa and power cuff.

Vans Aur a : £185

Sizes: 3 – 9

They Say: Introduced last season to rave reviews.

we say: With its double boa and articulating cuff, this comes in at the higher end of Vans women’s range. It’s only the second year for the Aura, but things are looking pretty good. It’s not the cheapest, but you get what you pay for.