yeah just snip that crap off. My vans pull thing hits the top of my burton misson's highback. I was about to cut it off. But I just strap on anyways not really sure what it does back there anymore but my feet are buckled in securely so its all good
I have the same bindings as well as Burton EST bindings. The loops on the boot just get pushed up against the boot and it really doesn't make a difference at all. If anything, you should have your pants on on the outside of your boot, and that really should mask the problem anyway right?