Snowboard Boot Fit Guide
When you are buying a snowboard boot, the first thing you must understand is that no two people have the same foot and no two boots have the same fit. The ONLY way to truly find the boot that is perfect boot for you is to TRY IT ON!
Putting On Your Snowboard Boots
***When trying on your boots make sure you wear the socks you will be snowboarding in. This will give you the best sense of what your boots will feel like out on the mountain.
1.) Unlace the ENTIRE boot. Make putting your boots on for the first time an enjoyable experience! Loosen all systems (liner and shell) as much as possible.
2.) Slip your foot into the boot, getting your heel all the way down to the sole. At this point, you may think your boot is too small, but DO NOT PANIC! Your foot is not in the correct riding position. Follow through with the entire process before deciding if the boot is a good fit or not.
3.) Once your foot in, get the tongue of the liner situated. The tongue should sit evenly on the inside of the liner.
4.) STAND UP and tighten your liner. Standing up will put your foot all the way into your boot and give you a truer fit. As you lace up your liner, remember that the liner is only for comfort. A super tight liner will create pressure points and cutoff circulation eventuall resulting in cold toes! The liner should be snug at best.
5.) Once your liner is taken care of, line up and tuck in the tongue of the boot shell. The tongue of the shell of your boot should go on the inside as well. Make sure it is even on your leg before you start lacing it up.
6.) Lace your boots. Start at the bottom and work your way up the boot. If you have a BOA or quick lace system, start with the bottom section. This will ensure that your heel is locked and in the proper place in your boot.
7.) At this point your toes should be touching the edge of your boots, but be laying flat. If you toes are curled, the boot is too small!
8.) Bend your knees and get into a riding position. When you do this, your toes should come off the edge a little. You want the least amount of space possible between your toes and the edge of the boot at this point. The less room, the less likely your heel will lift up while you are riding.