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Wiredsport 02-07-2013 09:07 AM

Vans Infuse 2014 Snowboard boots
 
The Vans Infuse is a beautiful boot and is one of those products that just feels solid and really well done in hand (I would say on foot, but the size 9 show samples don't do my 13.5's much good). This boot is designed to be ultra customizable. Variable flex control system, Custom X liner w/ adjustable C pads, heat moldable liner, ankle harness, Boa than focuses on that critical ankle hold zone, lace, powerstrap, Recco Avalanche detection, one way breathability. This is a major boot.



http://www.wiredsport.com/van10.jpg

http://www.wiredsport.com/van11.jpg

http://www.wiredsport.com/van12.jpg

http://www.wiredsport.com/van13.jpg

http://www.wiredsport.com/van14.jpg



Compare to the Quad Fit X liner (Van's has 4 liners in use this year in various models).

http://www.wiredsport.com/van15.jpg

Engage_mike 02-07-2013 09:35 AM

Amazing where technology is headed in every aspect of the sport...these boots sound incredible! Definitely happens to be one item I'm in the market for as I purchased my Boots a 1/2" to small...fine on the slopes..miserable walking on the mountain! Thanks for the information Wiredsports!:thumbsup:

scotty100 02-07-2013 09:52 PM

These look awesome. Anyone know what bindings work best with vans or indeed don't work too good?

smerdyakov 02-07-2013 11:41 PM

Thanks for the pics. They look really nice. I never really paid much attention to Vans boots. I'm really impressed with their tech. It seems pretty well thought out.

Aside from the colorway, how are they different from this season's model?

jdang307 02-08-2013 02:29 AM

These look sick

Wiredsport 02-08-2013 06:13 AM

Yup. Vans has been building snowboard boots for 20 years and remains one of the most committed brands in advancing tech. They were the first brand to introduce BOA to snowboarding in a tight partnership with BOA and although primarily cosmetic, this boot has a custom designed BOA knob that is new for 2014. The new Slide Guide for the Hybrid Boa system that you see in this boot is also new for 2014 and allows you to slide and focus instep pressure anywhere along your instep - Rad!.

In terms of Committment to tech, Vans produces 5 unique BOA systems, 4 Liners, and 4 footbeds.

Here are some detail shots:

This shot shows a lot of cool stuff, Slide Guide, Custom BOA Knob, triple stitching, Recco Avalanche inclusion.

http://www.wiredsport.com/van22.jpg

Closeup of the waterproof, breathable one way moisture escape valves.

http://www.wiredsport.com/van21.jpg

jdang307 02-08-2013 10:28 AM

I've got to check this out next year. Seems legit.

32/Vans/DC. Wide enough to fit my wide feets. All too roomy for my low volume skinny foot and ankle/heel. The only thing I've found that keeps my heel in place, is when there is a Boa at the ankle. K2 Maysis (but was too narrow and hurt my foot). Was Also thinking of the DC Cinch. But these look pretty bad ass with the adjustable ankle wraps as well.

that1guy 02-10-2013 01:07 AM

I am so getting a pair of these bad boys. They have everything I need in a boot. I second the previous question about what bindings they work well with or don't work with??

Wiredsport 02-10-2013 07:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by that1guy (Post 704705)
I am so getting a pair of these bad boys. They have everything I need in a boot. I second the previous question about what bindings they work well with or don't work with??

First hand I can vouch for the current season model in Rome Targas, 390 Boss, 390, Flux TT30, Flux RK 30. They have burly external hardware that tends to wear on rear entry bindings (Flow, Gnu).

smerdyakov 02-10-2013 11:51 AM

Thanks for all the info. I know you weren't able to try them on, but do you know what the fit is like (i.e., wide feet/narrow ankles, narrow feet/narrow ankles, etc.)?

Does Vans have footprint reduction?

Does anyone know how well the instep boa holds down the heel compared to K2 condo system?


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