The Vans Hi-Standard set the bar for a mid-level, mid-flexing boot that blends comfort and performance in equal measure. The favourite boot from beginners to pros, the Hi-Standard’s name says it all.
• Flex Rating / Medium-Soft (4.5/10)
• Riding Style / All Mountain
• Heat-Moldable Liner / Yes
• Lacing System / Traditional Laces
The Hi-Standards are packed full of Vans’ best entry-level tech to deliver an all-around riding experience that doesn’t disappoint. With their V1 UltraCush heat-moldable liner hugging your foot, you’ll have support and comfort in every turn and pop. Underfoot you’ve got their awesome V1 PopCush Footbed, which provides awesome impact cushioning and chatter-resistance, and to top it off, you get their grippy V1 Waffle Lug Outsole, which provides lots of board-feel without sacrificing protection or traction. And finally, their V1 harness keeps your heel locked down so you can push these boots nice and hard without having to worry. They won’t break the bank, and they’re not the most tech-stacked boots out there, but they’ve got everything you could need for a day of riding.
What We Love
The iconic Vans sneaker is hard to beat when it comes to snowboard boots. But beyond the style and the affordable price tag, the Hi-Standard know what they’re about, and they do it well. Primarily a park boot, but more than capable of handling everything from high-speed groomers to sidecountry pillows, the Hi-Standard are a reliable boot renowned the world over. And with great touches present in even their top-end boots, like their Pleasure Cuff for calf support and comfort and their Instep Lace Lockout, the Hi-Standard feels like a premium boot, but doesn’t break the bank.
Full Feature List
• V1 UltraCush Liner: Superior comfort and support in every situation
• V1 PopCush Footbed: Impact reduction and cushioning
• V1 Waffle Lug Outsole: Grip and support where you need it most
• V1 Harness: Keeps heel locked down for a solid riding experience
• Instep Lace Lockout: Laces are threaded through ankle straps to reduce heel-life and lace loosening
• Double-Posted Lace Hooks: Keeps your laces in place and stops loosening
• Pleasure Cuff: Fleecy and stretchy cuff for premium support and comfort