Vans Kids' Encore Snowboard Boots:
If you have a beginning rider or a kid who likes to cruise the mountain for hours, Van's skate-inspired Kid's Encore snowboard boot has the comfort and flex for going all day. It features a similar dial-in BOA closure system found on the adult boots for the same convenience of simple and easy entries and exits, and the rotating dial tweaks the fit for near-infinite settings (it's a straightforward design that any kid can adjust without removing gloves or mittens). Inside the Kid's Encore is a cushy, self-molding Trifit Thermal Liner with a warm, closed-seam, brushed fleece upper cuff. The Kid's version of the Encore features the proven Vans Pro-Flex Snowaffle sole, a progressive-flex inverted waffle tread that borrows the look of the classic Vans waffle sole without giving winter traction performance the slip. Because the boot sole decreases in stiffness as you move from heel to toe, kids enjoy better turning response without sacrificing the flex and feel at their toes. The low-profile die-cut EVA midsole provides great cushioning with metatarsal and heel impact pads, but doesn't sacrifice the skate look (just remember that this boot doesn't have the air sole--that's something aggressive riders want after taking massive air). The easy flex rating makes the Kid's Encore a great choice for young freeriders and freestyle enthusiasts who want enough flex to keep them riding throughout the day.