Originally Posted by arrrmaty
I would say it is definitely good to spend more money on your boots. How many times have you complained about your boots being uncomfortable or your feet being cold compared to the number of complaints you give to your board or bindings? If you're focused on how uncomfortable your feet are then you can't focus on the joys of snowboarding. I would recommend just going to a shop and trying on every brand of boot they have. Don't worry about brand name, just find the boot that is the most comfortable for YOUR foot. If your foot aches or has pressure points after only a few minutes, just think how bad that will be after a couple of hours! Since it sounds like you like to go fast, I would recommend a good stiff boot. If you want a softer boot then make sure to get a stiff binding to help with stability at higher speeds. Also, if you DO want to factor in brand, think about this- Who would you think makes a better boot? A shoe company like Nike, DC, or Vans who also makes snowboarding boots; or a snowboard company whose main purpose is building snowboards and bindings with boots almost as an afterthought? But try on a ton of them and pick what fits YOU the best.
Happy feet=happy day on the snow
Agreed! I have been wearing Celcius Cirrus for the past few trips, and have been looking at a couple that really fit my feet. The Nike Zoom 1s really fit my feet well, as I have a bit more narrow foot. However, I am leaning towards BOA, as I have to tighten my laces every couple of hours. I am really impressed so far with the K2 Thraxis boots. Some companies such as Burton, Salomon don't fit my feet very well...
The biggest concern I have is determining what bindings wil be next, and make a decision based on my riding, and not the advice of someone in a store, that might think I am a park thrasher, instead of a simple resort and powder rider...
Great advice! Thanks!