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Mens Snowboard Boots

The Board Basement sells a wide range of Mens snowboarding boots at great prices. From great brands including: Vans, ThirtyTwo and K2. From snowboard boots with laces to Boa Systems and Quick Lace, all are genuine and brand new in box unless specified. Please note that all sizes listed are UK sizes but you can switch to US or EU sizes if needed. To find your size, lace type and prefered flex rating; use the filters on the left hand side. Please feel free to contact us for advice on what to go for.

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THE BOARD BASEMENT SNOWBOARD BOOT GUIDE

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Snowboard boots are the most important equipment in your snowboard set up, and definitely the item that you should buy first or spend the most money on. Uncomfortable boots can ruin a day on the mountain so it is essential to get them just right! The Board Basement crew are experts in fitting snowboard boots, so here is our guide to getting the best fit...

The Board Basement Guide to Buying the Right Size Snowboard Boot

Before you buy:

If you can go to a shop, please do

Even if you are going to buy the boots online, if you can it is a good idea to try them on in a shop first. Sizes and shapes of boots vary between brands and season. For example: Vans Snowboard Boots used to suit a wider foot but has for the last season's become narrower.

Prepare your feet!

Cut your toenails and take a pair of snowboard socks with you so you can get a realistic fit. Don't use more than 1 pair of socks when riding. Your feet will be too hot and uncomfortable. If it's really cold conditions, then get some warmer socks.

Be open-minded!

Brace yourself to try on a lot of Snowboard Boots of all different shapes, styles and sizes to get a good comparison. Don't disregard a boot if it isn't a nice colour, it might be your perfect one! Be prepared for the fact that snowboard boots will feel very different to your trainers, it is more like trying on a pair of walking boots

Fitting Snowboard Boots:

Undo the lacing system fully; slide your foot in whilst standing up. Make sure it's firmly in and do the lacing system up tightly. New snowboard boots should feel very snug around your whole foot, but not painful. Your snowboard boot will "pack out" ever so slightly, so its best to get them a little tight rather than too big. Most modern boots will mould to your foot so the snugger the better when you buy new. Please bare in mind that snowboard boots will take a few days of riding before they break in properly.

Whilst standing up in the "snowboard position" assess these 3 things (knees slightly bent as in riding position):

1) Length

Standing with you legs straight, your toes can be touching the end, but only just, there should be little to no pressure on them. Tap your heel on the floor and then when you bend your knees further into the snowboard riding position, your toes should move away slightly from the end. Bear in mind that when you strap into board the binding will also pull you heel further into the boot

2) Heel lift

Whilst bending your legs, try rocking on the ball of your foot. Your heel should lift up no further than 5mm.You do not want heel lift as this will put pressure on your Achilles Tendon. The boot should move as if it is part of your foot. This will help with control when riding. They should enclose your heel so it feels supported and no "sloppy" feeling.

3) Width

There should be no movement from side to side in your boot - if there is, the boot is too wide. On the flipside, you should also beware of "Knuckle Crush"! This is the Board Basement's very technical term to describe boots that are too tight across the ball of the foot. This can result in a very painful day snowboarding and numbness!

We recommend to keep the boots on and walk around for a several minutes to get a true impression of the fit. If you start to get cramp or numbness in this time, then try a different size boot. If it feels tight, then that is good. Specific localised pain points are bad. You should double check the tongue is in the right place as this can lead to pain points

Finally, once you have bought the boots, wear them around the house for a few hours. Again they should feel tight but there should be no specific pain points. If you do have pain, this will be worse on the slopes

Flex Rating:

Use our "Flex Rating" filter, which will tell you how stiff/ soft the Snowboard Boots are. These range from 1-10 (10 being the stiffest). How stiff/soft you like your boots is really down to personal preference and what type of snowboarder you are. But as a general guide:

  • All-Mountain (most riders) = soft/medium flex 3-7
  • Freestyle (park) = soft flex 1-5
  • Freeride (off-piste) = stiffflex 6-10
  • Racers = stiff flex 7-10

For beginners and freestyle riders, a softer boot is a good option while more experienced riders who want more control and supportive boot may opt for a stiffer boot.

Different Lacing Systems

Again this can all be down to personal preference. There are pros and cons to each system so just experiment and see what works best for you. It's a good idea to get used to the boots before you put them into action on the slopes. Again wear your new boots around the house, watch TV and cook some dinner, or even go up and down the stairs a few times! You may feel stupid, but this is a great way for your feet to get accustomed to wearing new snowboard boots and will help with the breaking in process.

Traditional Lacing

The original tried and tested system. Tightness can be customised by hand, although can be awkward to adjust on the mountain with gloves on. Your feet will change size during the day, getting bigger as the day wears on so you may find you need to adjust the laces a couple of times during the day

Boa Lacing System

The Boa System is really quick, convenient and easy to adjust. The circular dial is a good system for beginners as you can adjust the boot easily on the mountain without needing to take you glove off. The only downside being they can be fiddly to replace if they break, which is very occasionally and any decent shop should be able to do this for you. Twin BOA boots give even more adjustability and allows you to adjust top and bottom differently, which can help people with high arches. Some boots takes it to the extreme with Triple Boa's. The Triple Boa tends to be very stiff and aimed to the riders that want the ultimate support. Just spin the wheel to get your custom fit.

Fast lacing system

Works on simultaneously tightening 2 areas around the foot for a good fit similar to the twin BOA system. Although can be a little confusing at the start on how to work them! Faster than normal laces and gives you a little bit more custom tension.

Combined lacing system

The combined lacing system simply gives you a combination off Laces, Boa and Speed Laces. This can give you the best of two worlds. Where laces might not hold your heel in place, an added boa system that focus on the arch might do the trick and hold it place.

UK EU US
Vans 2.5 34.5 3.5
3 35 4
3.5 36 4.5
4 36.5 5
4.5 37 5.5
5 38 6
5.5 38.5 6.5
6 39 7
6.5 40 7.5
7 40.5 8
7.5 41 8.5
8 42 9
8.5 42.5 9.5
9 43 10
9.5 44 10.5
10 44.5 11
10.5 45 11.5
11 46 12
12 47 13
13 48 14
14 49 15
15 50 16
UK EU US CM
Thirty Two 4 37 5 23
4.5 37.5 5.5 23.5
5 38 6 24
5.5 38.5 6.5 24.5
6 39 7 25
6.5 40 7.5 25.5
7 41 8 26
7.5 41.5 8.5 26.5
8 42 9 27
8.5 42.5 9.5 27.5
9 43 10 28
9.5 44 10.5 28.5
10 45 11 29
10.5 45.5 11.5 29.5
11 46 12 30
12 47 13 31
13 48 14 32.5
14 49 15 33
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K2 Raider Snowboard Boot 2017

K Raider Snowboard Boot - All-Mountain Comfort BOA Boot

£185.00

Flow Hylite Heel-Lock Focus Brown Snowboard Boots 2017

Redefining performance while highlighting fit and feel

£309.99
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Thirtytwo Lo-Cut Snowboard Boot 2017

Offering you Trainer Like Styling

£190.00
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Thirtytwo Lashed Boa Snowboard Boot 2017

The Best Selling Boot Now has a BOA

£230.00
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Thirtytwo TM-Two Snowboard Boot 2017

The Classic all mountain freestlye boot capable of it all.

£240.00
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Vans Aura Snowboard Boots 2017

The Aura is Vans long standing Dual Boa system boot

£229.00

Vans Infuse Snowboard Boots 2017 Black

Top of the line in the Vans range and packed full of tech, this is Pat Moores choice for a reason!

£319.00
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K2 Maysis Snowboard Boots 2017

K2 Maysis Snowboard Boot - Double BOA semi stiff all-mountain boot

£260.00

Salomon Launch BOA STR8JKT Mens Snowboard Boots Black 2017

The Launch BOA with the brilliant STR8JKT system for the best heel hold around

£198.50

Salomon Dialogue Focus BOA Mens Snowboard Boots Black Grey 2017

The Dialogue with dual boa, a high specced durable boot that will last

£228.50

Ride Fuse Mens Snowboard Boots 2017

The Fuse from Ride with Slime Tongue and Tongue Tied lacing system

£209.50

Vans Hi Standard Snowboard Boots 2017

The Hi Standard is Vans classic snowboard boot with Vans Skate shoe looks

£169.00

Vans Encore Snowboard Boots 2017

The Encore is a great mid flexing BOA boot

£189.00
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Thirtytwo Lashed Lace Snowboard Boot 2016

The best selling freestyle all mountain boot on the market.

£145.00

Thirtytwo Session Snowboard Boots 2016

A hybrid boot with laces and a Boa support system.

£179.99

Ride Jackson Mens Snowboard Boots Black 2016

Single boa Snowboard boot with lightweight feel

£169.00

Ride Lasso Mens Snowboard Boots Black 2016

Dual boa snowboard boot with intuition liners

£184.00

Ride Fuse Mens Snowboard Boots Black 2016

Freestyle boot with amazing ankle support and comfort.

£169.00
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K2 Darko Snowboard Boots 2016

Great performance all over the mountain.

£159.00

K2 Ryker Snowboard Boots 2016

The K2 Ryker gives you great fit and all-mountain performance that won't break the bank.

£165.00

K2 T1 Snowboard Boots 2016

Responsive and comfortable Snowboard boot for the advanced rider.

£205.00

K2 Thraxis Snowboard Boot 2016

As stiff and responsive as it gets!

£239.00
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K2 Maysis Snowboard Boot 2016

Semi stiff BOA snowboard boot.

£189.00
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Thirtytwo TM-Two Stevens Snowboard Boot 2016

A Supportive lace up boot decorated in Scott Stevens choice of colours.

£167.50

Thirtytwo Binary Snowboard Boots 2016

A Double Boa version of the much loved Lashed

£196.04
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Thirtytwo Lashed FT Snowboard Boot 2016

The best selling freestyle all mountain boot on the market.

£154.00
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Vans Encore Snowboard Boots 2016

The Encore from Vans is a great Boa boot with great value for money

£133.40
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K2 Raider Sample Snowboard Boot 2016

The Raider is a great bang for your buck boot

£140.40
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