Snowboard Boot Fit Tips
- Know How Snowboard Boots Are Supposed To Fit:
Snowboard boots should feel comfortably snug everywhere—heel, instep, and toebox. Your toes should be barely touching the front edge. If a boot fits "just right" out of the box, chances are it will be too big when to boots break in. Specifically as the heel pocket breaks in your foot pulls away from the front edge of the boot, allowing for some toe wiggle room. It usually takes 4-8 times riding to break in your boots. Or you can have them heat molded at a shop to simulate the break in process.
- Know Your Shoe Size:
We mean your actual shoe size. More often than not, when we ask someone their shoe size before we measure their foot they tell us anywhere from a half to two sizes bigger than what they measure at. A half size bigger in your favorite pair of sneakers isn't a big deal, but your snowboard boots need to fit snug everywhere for proper performance, prevent foot pain and prevent blisters.
- Leave the Cotton Socks at Home:
Do NOT use cotton socks. Cotton retain moisture which causes blisters and cold feet. We suggest wool, synthetic or a mixture of both. Ski/Snowboard socks are specifically built to add support and comfort.