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Buying expensive snowboard equipment for growing kids can seem like a waste unless there's a little brother waiting in line for scraps, but the K2 Kids' Vandal Boa Snowboard Boot features Grows-A-Long technology to extend the life of the boot as your kid's foot grows and give you a better return on your investment.
The easily adjustable Grows-A-Long system accommodates three sizes to ensure that the boot lasts your little ripper the entire season, and possibly even longer. The liner-less construction and Boa lacing makes it easy to get in and out of the boots without help, even with gloves on. The Boa also provides a secure and comfy fit. A Low-Pro rubber outsole keeps things lightweight so the boots don't feel clunky and awkward, and an EVA insole absorbs shock to protect heels on those first jump attempts.
- Boa lacing system
- Grow-A-Long footbed system
- EVA insole
- Linerless construction
- Low-Pro rubber sole
- Custom moldable external J-bars
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So with the Grows-A-Long system, if my 10...
So with the Grows-A-Long system, if my 10 yr old son wears a youth 7 now, what does that mean a 7 would grow to? I am trying to decide if I get these boots now, or start looking at a mens size. Is there any down side to a 10 year old who is a beginner wearing a men's boot?
According to what BC states in their product description that I'm guessing was taken directly from K2, it says the Grows-A-Long system "accommodates three sizes to ensure that the boot lasts your little ripper the entire season, and possibly even longer." That being said, you could probably comfortably say that if your son is at a 7 now, it would be able to keep him snug and secure in this set of footwear until he's at least around the size 9 mark.
Depending on what the smallest size you can find a men's boot in, you might want to have him try it on. The only potential harm I could foresee in having that happen is that his foot may still be developing, so a men's style may be more for gentlemen who are physically more developed podiatrically, thus having less to worry about as they grow older and therefore less to be concerned about when it comes to changing feet.
Also a feasible concern is that of having to purchase new boots if he did in fact outgrow a men's size, should you decide to go that route. If you expect a massive growth spurt in the next year or so, you may want to stick with these, but if you think he'll be slower to grow physically, a men's size might be reasonable.