Vans Infuse 2014 Snowboard boots - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
SnowboardingForum.com is the premier Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-07-2013, 09:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
Wiredsport's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 2,185
Default 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.















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


Last edited by Wiredsport; 02-23-2013 at 08:17 AM.
Wiredsport is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 02-07-2013, 09:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
Member
 
Engage_mike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 94
Default

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!
Engage_mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2013, 09:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 474
Default

These look awesome. Anyone know what bindings work best with vans or indeed don't work too good?
scotty100 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2013, 11:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 57
Default

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?

Last edited by smerdyakov; 02-07-2013 at 11:43 PM. Reason: Correction
smerdyakov is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2013, 02:29 AM   #5 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
jdang307's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 2,802
Default

These look sick
jdang307 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2013, 06:13 AM   #6 (permalink)
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
Wiredsport's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 2,185
Default

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.


Last edited by Wiredsport; 02-08-2013 at 06:18 AM.
Wiredsport is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2013, 10:28 AM   #7 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
jdang307's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 2,802
Default

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.
jdang307 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 01:07 AM   #8 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
that1guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: On the biggest hill in Seattle
Posts: 296
Default

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??
that1guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 07:47 AM   #9 (permalink)
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
Wiredsport's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 2,185
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by that1guy View Post
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).
Wiredsport is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 11:51 AM   #10 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 57
Default

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?
smerdyakov is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:59 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
VerticalSports
Baseball Forum Golf Forum Boxing Forum Snowmobile Forum
Basketball Forum Soccer Forum MMA Forum PWC Forum
Football Forum Cricket Forum Wrestling Forum ATV Forum
Hockey Forum Volleyball Forum Paintball Forum Snowboarding Forum
Tennis Forum Rugby Forums Lacrosse Forum Skiing Forums