Kids snowboard boots
Buyer’s guide for junior snowboard boots
So, you know you need boots for your kid but you don’t know which ones. Don’t worry, we understand, snowboard equipment brings innovations every year and there are more and more brands making junior boots. Here are a few tips that will help you make the best pick.
Boots specifically designed for kids
Snowboard brands design their boots with kids in mind. They are not just smaller versions of the adult models, they are truly designed for kids, with technologies adapted to them. For instance, they are made more convenient so kids can use their closure systems with their smaller hands or they can enter and exit the boot effortlessly.
As a reminder, here are the different closure systems you can find: the quick lace system, made of 2 laces that tighten the boot just by pulling an ergonomic handle. This system automatically blocks the laces once you’ve pulled them. The Boa is another system incorporating a steel wire that runs around the boot. To tighten it, you need to spin a reel located on top of the boot. It is very easy and very quick. Finally, some boots feature the good old traditional lacing system, or velcro straps, offering a consistent and custom fit.
Comfortable boots, snuf fit for small feet
If you are used to rental boots, shaped by hundreds of different feet which rarely feels comfortable, brand new boots will feel like slippers! Junior liners are made to adapt to the foot that uses them. While you’re riding, your body will create heat, and with this heat, the liner will slowly shape around the foot which ensures optimal fit. The insoles also offer a comfortable dampening and the construction is insulated to make sure kids feet are always warm and happy.
Brands have derived their best technologies in order to offer adapted performance and precision to young riders. Softer and more flexible than adult models, junior boots are still responsive and provide enough support to boost riders progression.