Gear Institute Expert Test Menu

Snowboard Boots

Ride The ‘92 Boots

93

2017

Ride The ‘92 Boots

Ride’s The ‘92 Boot is an innovative all-mountain boot that looks like no other and is a great performer. 

Vans Infuse

90

2017

Vans Infuse

The Infuse is the top of the line all mountain boot from Vans that’s both versatile and high tech. 

K2 Ender

89

2017

K2 Ender

The K2 Ender is an all-mountain freestyle boot with a retro aesthetic and modern technology. 

K2 Haven Snowboard Boots

84

2016

K2 Haven Snowboard Boots

With a single Boa coiler lace, plush cuffs and medium flex, the K2 Haven is a low-frills, women’s snowboard boot for easy, playful riding all over the mountain.

Burton Ritual Snowboard Boots

78

2016

Burton Ritual Snowboard Boots

The Burton Ritual women’s snowboard boot is a lively, freestyle-focused boot for intermediate to advanced riders—warm, flexy and sporting a unique (updated for 2016) “Speed Zone” dual-rope lacing system.

Ride Hera Snowboard Boots

87

2016

Ride Hera Snowboard Boots

The women’s Ride Hera snowboard boot is a medium-flex boot with BOA coiler laces and a precise, performance fit to handle everything from big mountain riding to laps in the park.

Vans Implant

78

2016

Vans Implant

The Vans Implant is for the rider who wants a nice blend of time-tested technology and a boot that doesn’t look like it’s from outer space.

Ride Lasso

80

2016

Ride Lasso

A confident boot for all mountain riding, the Lasso can do a little bit of everything, but best for powerful riders. 

K2 Maysis

86

2016

K2 Maysis

K2 claims the Maysis is the “Best Selling Boa Boot”. If it is, it may be because it feels good from the get go.

Burton Photon Boa

88

2016

Burton Photon Boa

The Burton Photon Boa is a great all mountain boot. Adjustable in minute increments, they’re great for those who want to dial in fit. And the Vibram soles have good grip and a strong record of durability. 

K2 Contour Boa Snowboard Boots

87

2015

K2 Contour Boa Snowboard Boots

The top pick of pro snowboarder Gretchen Bleiler, these highly responsive all-mountain and freeride boots ride just as slick and smooth as they look.

DC Mora Snowboard Boots

82

2015

DC Mora Snowboard Boots

The Mora is a flexy, well-cushioned boot with the versatility to handle everything from pow to park.

Burton Felix Boa Snowboard Boots

93

2015

Burton Felix Boa Snowboard Boots

A high-end, all-mountain performance boot, the Felix boot may well be the most comfortable snowboard boot you’ll ever put on your foot.

Burton Imperial Snowboard Boot

90

2013

Burton Imperial Snowboard Boot

The Imperial out-tested nearly every stiff-flex boot we tried, including more expensive boots in the Burton line, and was comfortable both in and out of bindings, making it ideal for chasing powder.