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snowboard boots selection guide

CHOOSE WELL: THE GUIDE

To help you find the right snowboard boots, here you have  different points to consider while doing your choice:

1) Flex 
2) Lacing system
3) Level
4) Size

We will consider each of them below.

1/ HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR flex?

The flex is the degree of flexibility of the boot shell. The selection of flex feature on snowboard boots depends on the snowboarder’s usage and level. 

flex snowboard boots

2/ How to choose the lacing system?

a/ Boots with 1 lacing zone

This tightening category covers boots that only have one tightening system for the entire boot. 

B) Boots with 2 lacing zones

This tightening category covers boots that have one or more separate tightening systems that focus on different areas, namely the ankle and the instep/calf.
The separate tighteners are more effective and favour riders of a certain level looking for good support.
The upper and lower part of the boot can be tightened separately for greater precision:

- Tighten the lower part more for increased support, tightening less gives greater comfort.

- Tightening the upper part more makes the boot stiffer (=increases flex)

a word from Philippe, snowboard product manager: 

Choosing snowboard boots is about finding a compromise between the desired support and the stiffness level of the boots. If you want low stiffness with good flexibility and comfort then the support won't be the best. On the other hand, if you are looking for maximum support then you should go for boots that aren’t too flexible.
A beginner will generally prefer comfort and choose more flexible boots. Whereas an advanced rider will be looking for maximum support and therefore choose extremely rigid boots.

3/ LEVEL

4/ CHOOSE YOUR SIZE - BOOTS SIZE CHART 

Men’s snowboard boots

Men's snowboard boots size

Women’s snowboard boots

Women's snowboard boots size

Kid’s snowboard boots

Kid's snowboard boots size
How do I choose my snowboard boots - media

IN SUMMARY, To make the right boot choice you should take into account:

- Your level and your style

- Warmth & comfort: cold, friction and pressure from bindings

- Grip: Sole grip on the snow and sole grip on a frozen car park or on the board.

- Rigidity or flex: Frontal rigidity (or flex) of the boots (for frontside turns), back supports (for backside turns), but also on the side for freestyle tricks and rotations.

- Support: heel, foot, support transmission

Don't hesitate to remove the boot liners when you try them on and to compare liners. They will have a lot to do with your future support!

DREAMSCAPE TIP:
HAVE you thought about thermoforming?

Thermoforming snowboard boots is a way of customising your equipment to improve performance and comfort.

In short, during the thermoforming process the boot material heats up, expands and softens. The liner of the boots comes into contact with your foot and forms its exact shape.

You will have a pair of snowboard boots that fit your feet perfectly and that is more comfortable than the original setting.
The boot also fills the empty spaces left behind if you have a narrow sole or a thin neck which is another advantage in terms of performance.

HOW to thermoform your boots at home? 

To be well-equipped, check out our complete range of DREAMSCAPE boots:

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