Snowboard Boots Features Comparison
Two of the top snowboard boots on our list are available in both men's and women's versions, which offer similar features but different fits. The men's boots tend to be wider and come up higher on the leg. They also have higher flex ratings than the women's boots on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the stiffest. A softer flex makes a snowboard boot easy to manipulate -- ideal for smaller riders, beginners, and freestyle riders seeking a forgiving feel for doing tricks in the terrain park. However, soft flexing boots are also less responsive. The adult snowboard boots on our list all have traditional laces. Fancier speed lacing and Boa systems are rare in this price range. The youth boots employ Velcro straps to make them easy for small, gloved hands to tighten. All our picks for adults have liners that mold to riders' feet, something you can't always find on a budget. The Burton Grom youth boot lacks a separate liner but features a Room-to-Grow foot bed that can be taken out as kids' feet grow to bump the boot up one full size.
|Type||Flex/Support Rating||Lacing System||Liner|
|Burton Invader estimated price $130||Menís||2||Traditional||Heat-moldable|
|Vans Mantra estimated price $105||Menís and womenís||2 for men, 1 for women||Traditional||Heat-moldable|
|ThirtyTwo Summit estimated price $100||Menís and womenís||3 for men, 2 for women||Traditional||Heat-moldable|
|Burton Grom estimated price $60||Youth||1||Two Velcro straps||Thinsulate lining, Room-to-Grow foot bed; no separate liner|