It's got a mysticism about it.
To say it—well—rather plainly, the Vans Men's Aura Boa Snowboard Boot knows that being a boot means being the single most important piece of equipment a rider owns. From turning, to boned-out grabs, to next-level rail tricks: everything starts at the feet. No matter where or how you like to ride, all-day comfort, ease-of-use, and clean looks never go out of style. Dual Boa reels allow you to independently adjust the tightness of three different zones within the boot, so you can easily dial in the perfect fit every time. Not to mention, a Custom Slide Glide allows you to adjust the fit along the instep for customized comfort and superior heel hold.
Its medium flex is bendy enough for tweaking tricks in the park, yet supportive enough for shredding scary lines, and full instep articulation allows forward flex without breaking down the shell. The Response thermal liner is heat-moldable for a custom fit, and has a fleece-lined cuff and flexible toe box for comfort. A mix of EVA and natural cork in the V2 footbed provides cushioning where you want it and support where you need it, which ultimately translates into shock absorption and preventing foot fatigue. The WaffleFlex outsole is made with EVA to reduce weight while improving cushioning, and strategically-placed rubber in the most high-wear areas ensures long-lasting durability and traction.
- Classic, mid-flexing boa boot for all-mountain domination
- Boa Focus closure system uses zonal lacing for secure comfort
- Thermo-moldable liner conforms to the natural shape of your foot
- Closure has customizable design for quick adjustments on the fly
- EVA and cork in the footbed offer cushioning and support
- WaffleFlex outsole offers low eight and high traction
- Item #VAN00N9
- Q & A
Mixed review - classic but sizing poor
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I'm really giving these a 3.5-5 but the sizing issue really is a burden for buyers to figure out. I should add that while I bought black w/ white stripe (which I love) - BC.com is now showing black stripe on black...same boot though I'd guess.
I'm a street shoe 10.5 - 11 and I had to do up a 12 w/ these - and they're still difficult to get on, and even harder to get off though comfy when I'm riding. I've ridden them only 7-10 times or so, still breaking in.
These boots look badass though, and that's great - people always asking about them. Classic look, no doubt.
I'm about to get upset though - without even putting my board on my back (right) foot while on the lift - it appears that the stitching along the main center /
Nice Boots, Funky Sizing
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Nice boots with a ton of features, but sizing is way off. My last pair of boots were a size 9 (also Vans), and I ended up needing a 10.5 here.