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.
Compare to the Quad Fit X liner (Van's has 4 liners in use this year in various models).
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!
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.
Closeup of the waterproof, breathable one way moisture escape valves.
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.