The Vans Hi-Standard is the best-selling Vans boot of all time, and has set the literal standard for classic style and modern performance. It is one of the Vans team favorites, and offers the fit and flex that you crave when on the prowl for rails in the urban landscape. Uncompromising fit on an easy lace-up construction that refuses to cut corners, this boot brings the promise of its name to the feet of every snowboarder who rides it. The Hi-Standard has been in the line for over 15 years without any hints of slowing down, instead cementing the value of experience and reliability. For this coming season, we introduce a collaboration with our friends over at HOWL. Season after season, the Hi-Standard continues to lead by example, offering a boot that has done it all since its inception.
HOWL: Life is easy when you collaborate with family, so it was a no-brainer when Vans aligned with Darrell Mathes and his company, HOWL. Sharing many of the same team members, it was a unanimous decision that the Hi-Standard™ boot was the perfect choice for this project. In addition to the Hi-Standard™ boot, Vans created a Jonesport Howl MTE jacket and gloves for the boys with a 10K waterproofi ng to keep them warm and dry while out in the mountains or on the street.
FLEX: Selecting a boot with the right amount of support is one of the most important decisions a snowboarder can make. The flex rating provides a reference for how boots within the Vans line compare in flexibility. A lower number designates a softer-flexing boot, and a higher number designates a more supportive boot. Boots equipped with the Vans Flex Control System, Reach Around, and Hybrid Plus will have multiple numbers showing the range of flex within which the boot can be adjusted.
For the rider who likes a little flex in their liner but can do without break-in delay. The Flex liner needs nothing added to Vans’ instantly perfect fit that rides on 50 years of footwear experience.
- Dual-density, heat-moldable core
- Closed seam brushed fleece cuff
- Comfort Flex toe box
ULTRACUSH™ LITE Interior Cushioning Layer: UltraCush™ Lite is a custom version of foam developed specifically for improving comfort and reducing weight. UltraCush™ Lite is used in a variety of constructions and applications, ranging from outsoles and midsoles to footbeds and liners.
HEAT MOLDABLE: Vans heat-moldable liners take exceptional out-of-the-box fit one step further. All Vans liners are heat-moldable for the ultimate in comfort and customizable fit. Vans also pays a lot of attention to providing the most secure heel hold available. No matter which style, utilizing a specific shell and liner last for every full and half size has been standard practice with Vans’ snowboard boot construction.
Your footbed serves in providing the right balance of mechanical support and dampening for your foot Vans snowboard-specific, the UltraCush™ Lite footbed not only performs essential functions such as support, impact-dampening, and ventilation, but also works in conjunction with our liners and outsoles as a complete system, providing all-day comfort and performance.
The V2 footbed is the foundation for ultimate and seamless riding comfort.
- Co-molded EVA heat-moldable arch support cradle
- 3D-molded anatomical shape
- Airflow perforations
- Single-density UltraCush™ Lite construction
- Nylex moisture-wicking top sheet
OUTSOLE: Reverse Waffle
The Vans Snowaffle series of outsoles are designed to optimize feel and control, minimize the impact absorbed during hard landings, and reduce potential foot fatigue created by long days of shredding. Throughout the range of outsoles you’ll find the classic Vans inverted waffle sole traction combined with the very latest in sole construction and component technology.
A Vans outsole means Vans grip, and the Reverse Waffle outsole has plenty. this durable shred foundation absorbs impact, and optimizes feel and control.
- One-piece rubber cupsole for minimum footprint and maximum boardfeel
- Vans’ special recipe rubber compound for all-condition traction
- Oversized inverted waffle tread pattern for increased traction and optimum snow release
HEAT RETENTION: To make sure we keep the warmth in and the cold out, all Vans boots come equipped with a thermal heat retention layer between the outsole and the liner. This layer reflects cold away from the foot and helps insulate heat within the boot, keeping you nice and toasty.
CLOSURE: Traditional Lace
Don't fix what isn't broken, do your boots up the old fashioned way to maximize comfort and minimize change.
HARNESS: Internal Web Harness
Simple function is the best kind of function. Every boot in the Vans line takes advantage of this versatile harness option.
FEATURES: Instep Lace Knockout