swagbrdrwrote a review of Vans Hi-Standard Snowboard Boot - Men's on April 5, 2014
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
This is the second pair of Hi Standards for me. I loved the first pair but the lace lugs broke while I was riding my sled. The new pair has different lugs that look and feel far more bomber.
I hate stiff boots and these can start out a bit stiff. However, when they break in, they are like wearing a skate shoe. I can hike, tour, drive, or dance in these things without feeling like robocop. I hate breaking in new boots, so I cheated and put my old liners in the new shell. Feels like my old boots!
As far as warmth goes, no issue to date, and I have quite a few days in these things.
Save yourself some money and try a pair. As long as Vans make the Hi Standard I will continue to buy them.