Finding snowboard boots…the dogfunk way
20 Nov, 2008
One of the biggest hassles that snowboarders face is finding that perfect fitting snowboard boot. Narrowing it down from such a wide range of boot companies to finding that perfect fit in the perfect size
Shay: What were the reasons behind creating the snowboard boot buyers guide for online shoppers?
How stiff/soft is it?
Where are your toes in relationship to the end of the boot?
How does the boot fit (length, width, heel hold, instep, calve area, toe box)?
What do you like about this boot?
What don’t you like about this boot?
Are there any features that stand out, good or bad?
Would you want to own this boot, why or why not?
How to pick out a boot that fits different foot shapes (high arch, flat, narrow, wide, narrow ankles, etc.)
How to find the right boot for them, not just the one their buddy is stoked on
What the top manufacturers are bringing to the market to provide better fits and performance
To understand all the lacing systems that are out there and how they all work
To identify with one of our testers and narrow down their choice in boots by reading the reviews provided.
Women who prefer men’s boots.
I really feel that by having Caitlin and Mayra try on the same ten men’s boots as the guys, we are providing for the women out there that tear up the mountain something that hasn’t been offered before.
Shay: Are there any boot brands to stay away from?
About the author
From the beginning of time, I was Shannon. From the beginning of snowboarding, I was Shay. From the beginning of online communities, I was Shayboarder. In the end, I’m the writer, photographer, editor, publisher, guru of sorts, product tester, curvy girl, and most importantly the snowboarder behind it all. Follow me on this journey through snowboarding, mountain biking, traveling and fun experiences!