Vans has been bossing board sports' footwear since 1966, and this season celebrated 20 years of making snowboard boots that are well-known for marrying on-hill performance with the look and feel of your favourite skate shoes. Here's a preview of what they have in store for the 14-15 winter...
For two decades Vans has been at the forefront of pioneering fit and flex, product customization and the best in personalized comfort, performance and innovation. This coming winter, Vans Snow will again drop a full collection of boots, apparel and accessories backed up by an influential roster of athletes that continue to evolve the progression of snowboarding today.
With heavy influence in design and rigorous testing of the boots, Vans team members – including Pat Moore, Jamie Lynn, Darrell Mathes, Mark Landvik, Iouri Podladtchikov, Zac Marben, Hana Beaman, Andreas Wiig, Wolle Nyvelt, Phil Jacques, Eric Willett, Markus Keller, Arthur Longo and Cheryl Maas – have all made their mark on next season’s stellar line.
For 2015, Vans Snow delivers a brand new collection of performance snow boots with a renewed focus on customization. Since the beginning, Vans Snow has championed the importance of personalized fit, leaving riders in the best shape for comfortable yet progressive riding. The Fall 2014 / Winter 2015 collection puts the power back in your hands with simple yet innovative options that let you tune your ride through adjustable fit and flex. Drafting off of Vans’ heritage styles, multiple closure systems, and customizable variations, the new assortment provides a reliable choice for every rider’s specific needs.
Click through for a first look at the key models...
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Other features include the new Thermal Heat Retention Layer, Dri-Lex liner from FAYTEX®, Vans Flex Control System, removable power cuff strap, instep flex zones, RECCO®, stainless steel double-posted gripping lace hooks, a one way, waterproof, breathable valve for moisture escape and a full liner harness and OTW lace lock.
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The Cirro performs with the new Vans BOA Custom Focus System utilizing two reels that operate three zones of closure for the ultimate custom fit. We’ve added our patent pending Custom Slide Guide to this system, eliminating the Boa lace tongue guide from the instep of the tongue for the ultimate in adjustable Focus closure. Unlike other Focus options on the market, all instep components have been eliminated from the Vans system to allow for the addition of asymmetrical articulation, providing additional flex to the medial side while maintaining lateral support and response.
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The newest addition to the Vans line represents the best performing traditional lace boot, loaded with an arsenal of features focused on maximized support. The Sequal utilizes Vans’ Flex Control System along with Instep Flex Zones, Tongue Lock Down feature, High-Frequency Molded Heel Support, Pleasure Cuff, New Reach Around technology, New Thermal Heat Retention Layer, RECCO, Stainless Steel Double-Posted Gripping Lace Hooks and One-Way, Waterproof, Breathable Valves for Moisture Escape.
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Redesigned for maximum response with an overall slim profile in a lightweight package, the Aura offers dual zones of closure and supreme comfort straight out of the box. The Aura for women comes in three attractive new colors including a tonal red zebra print and a traditional black/white and white/blue option.
Additional features include Vans Double BOA System, Pleasure Cuff, Instep Flex Zones, and the new Thermal Heat Retention layer.
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Custom Slide Guide
As Vans' Hybrid BOA Closure System continues to evolve, adjusting the fit of your boots has never been easier or more convenient. The Custom Slide Guide performs as an instep guide, allowing for a precise fit. Featured on the Infuse, Revere and Cirro styles, the Custom Slide Guide allows for a full adjustable fit anywhere along the instep area for your added comfort and ankle retention. Featured on the Infuse, Revere and Cirro.
Vans Flex Control System
Vans Snow prides itself in providing the best possible fit for every kind of rider. With Vans’ patent pending Flex Control System, riders can utilize removable tongue stiffeners to custom-tune their boot flex. Slide them both in for maximum support, use just one to provide either increased lateral or medial response, or leave them out for a softer-flexing boot. Over the course of a season as your boots soften up, you can add the tongue stiffeners back in, giving them new life. The Vans Flex Control System is featured on the Men’s Infuse, Sequal and Cirro boots.
Reach Around - New!
Vans have improved their Internal Strap Sync into the new and improved Reach Around. The length of the strap has been increased, which is connected to the shell of the boot, allowing for a more secure fit and the option to sync the liner to itself or the shell of the tongue, providing you with a better edge-to-edge response. This system can be found on the Cirro, Sequal, Revere, and V-66 styles.