Even though snowboarders and skiers often clash they both
will agree on one thing: snowboard boots and ski boots are the most
important pieces of gear. If a snowboarder's feet are not warm he will
not be comfortable on the slopes. In addition, he will not be able to
perform as well on the snowboard.
Before purchasing snowboard boots ask friends and fellow skiers for
recommendations. Try on as many boots as possible to get a sense of
what will make the feet feel most comfortable. Too much room around
the foot can cause excess feelings of cold; too little room can cause
feelings of tightness.
Beginning snowboarders will want to shop for soft snowboard boots.
More advanced riders will graduate to stiffer boots. These respond faster
to movements and provide more ankle support for tricks and aggressive