Buying snowboard boots

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MF sorts the wheat from the chaff and gives you the inside track on why these are this season's best snowboard boots

Vans Flyaway


A snowboard boot with the styling and sensitivity of a skate shoe. Unlike a lot of boots it doesn’t look like you’re wearing Transformers on your feet when you put these on and, thanks to the responsive Snowaffle soles, you get a much better feel for how the board is reacting to any terrain you’re riding. The Flyaway keeps things simple but more than holds its own against its tech-heavy competitors in the comfort and performance stakes.


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ThirtyTwo Ultralight


So light it feels like it's going to float off when you're holding it – good thing you're going to tie it to your foot, then. And once you've got it on you'll quickly discover there's nothing lightweight about the performance of this boot. The articulating cuff allows the upper section of the boot to move independently creating consistent heel hold. It also has masses of cushioning to protect your feet from heavy landings and a moulded tongue for easy lacing and a more comfortable fit.


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DC Serum


To celebrate ten years in the snowboard boot-making business DC have re-issued their first ever boot, the Serum. This relaunched version retains the classic design of the original boot but features cutting-edge technology, such as a 3D tongue for added forward flexibility, an adjustable internal ankle brace for better fit and a heel airbag for solid cushioning.


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Burton SLX


The most advanced boot in the Burton range. It's got a Therm-ic heat pre-wired liner, which can be plugged into a power source and heated up so you've got toastie boots when you hit the slopes. The liner will also keep your feet in an anatomical position so you get less aches and pains while you're bombing around. It also has bags of cushioning and a grippy Vibram outsole. All this tech makes the SLX one of the most supportive, responsive and toughest boots on the market.

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