Vans Men's Andreas Wiig Snowboard Boot:
Significantly stiffer than last year's BFB snowboard boot from Vans, the Andreas Wiig Snowboard Boot is everything you would expect from the X-Games gold medal champion. In terms of stiffness, the Andreas Wiig Snowboard Boot is only a small step behind the ultra-rigid Vans Contra and a step ahead of the impressive Fargo, making the Wiig the second-stiffest boot made by the company. That means it's ideal for discerning expert riders who want all the same support that pros enjoy in and above the halfpipe and other competitive venues. Despite all this rigidity, the Vans Andreas Wiig boot has a new Quadfit Asym-X thermal liner that optimizes the fit between the bone and ligament structure around your ankles. This low-volume sole liner offers anatomical shaping that comes from an open cell foam layer that neatly conforms to the contours of your feet. The Wiig also has Recco Reflectors, an advanced frequency doubling radar technology that gives you the improved safety potential to ride in these boots far beyond the boundaries of the terrain park. Beneath the impact-absorbing TPR footbed is Van's Flight Core Air Snowaffle outsole with cored out flex grooves along the heel and forefoot. Whether you're as tall as Andreas or you just want an ultra-stiff boot that won't bend or break after three or four seasons, this new signature model is built to take the sort of abuse that can only be dished out at the highest levels of world-class competition.