Below is a quick overview of the 2021 Vans snowboard boots lineup.
First I will take a look at any new boots for the 2020-21 season, and any old 2019-20 boots that aren't returning with a 2021 model.
Then I'll look at each boot and put them into the categories where I see them fitting best.
New 2021 Vans Snowboard Boots
The new boots for 2020-21 are:
Exiting 2020 Vans Snowboard Boots
The 2020 boots that aren't returning with a 2021 model:
All 2021 Vans Snowboard Boots by Category
I have categorized Vans's 2020-21 collection below. This is according to the categories here at SnowboardingProfiles.com and not necessarily the same as how Vans labels them.
Of course these are only broad categories as every boot can be used for more than one of these purposes, but this is a rough guide.
VANS BEGINNER SNOWBOARD BOOTS
VANS FREESTYLE SNOWBOARD BOOTS
VANS ALL-MOUNTAIN SNOWBOARD BOOTS
VANS FREERIDE SNOWBOARD BOOTS
VANS YOUTH SNOWBOARD BOOTS
So there you have the 2021 Vans snowboard boots.
A couple of new boots coming in and a couple of outgoers. The Invado Pro is predominantly a name change from the Implant Pro, with a few tweaks, while the Invado OG is a completely new offering, similar to the Invado Pro but with a softer flex and less premium.
The Hi-Country & Hell-Bound is the other new offering, which replaces the outgoing Sequal, but with more of a re-build re the Implant Pro vs Invado pro comparison.
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Hey Nate – couldnt add to our existing thread but just wanted to say that (i think) 10.5 vans hi standard pro Fits into medium atlases. The adidas tactical lexicon in a 10 (i could size down in adidas) fits just a bit better but i think the 10.5 vans is well in there. I think you could go 11 on the right board.
Thanks for the update. Good to know and will keep note of that.
Love your stuff –
You have mentioned that the Hi Standard OG is low profile. Would you say that the Hi Standard Pro has the same footprint as the OG? Also, do you know if the invado pro and the aura pro have the same footprint as the Hi standard OG? I am a size 10.5, and would love to be able to get into Medium bindings if i can.
Thanks for your message.
Whilst there is some variance in footprint for individual models, and sometimes even individual sizes within models, most Vans boots I’ve measured are low profile. The Hi-Standard Pro I measured was the same as the Hi-Standard OG. They’re not the most reduced footprint I’ve ever measured or anything, but they’re more reduced than the average boot. The average boot, from all the boots I’ve measured is around 3cm longer on the outside compared to the mondo. The Hi-Standard OG/Pro, I measured were 2.7cm longer than Mondo. I’ve measured some (Adidas) that are as little as 1.7cm longer than mondo, but most low profile boots are somewhere between 2.3cm and 2.7cm longer than mondo.
What brand of bindings are you looking at? I might be able to lend some insight as to whether I think the Hi-Standard Pro (or Invado Pro or Aura Pro) might fit in the medium.
Hope this makes sense/helps
Thanks for the reply –
I am looking at unions, either atlas or strata. I may take a look at some burton cartels as well. Please let me know what you think!
I would be pretty confident that you’d get into the Cartel Mediums. I’ve ridden 10.5s in Burton medium and never had issues.
For the Atlas and Strata it’s a little harder to say. I’ve had bulkier 10s, that were right at the end of the toe strap (having to have them on the last hole). So, if I had to guess, I’d say you’d get the Hi Standard Pro or Aura Pro into the Medium Atlas or Strata, but no guarantees – and you might be close to maxing out the toe strap.
Thanks for the reply. Honestly i would even consider putting large straps on if i needed to. Im most concerned about the base base plate / heel cup situation. I will keep you posted on how it turns out!
You’re very welcome AC.
Would definitely be interested to hear how it goes. Look forward to your reply.
Thanks for the great content! I would like to get your opinion on 2 things:
1. I am planning to get a vans boots after researching the market and im convinced that vans are one of the best options i have since im going for a traditional lace boots & low profile (as you usually describe it). My first concern is, i tend to ride an aggressive all mountain freestyle board with a flex of 8 (rome stale mod) along with an aggressive all mountain freestyle (union falcor), and right now i use a burton photon boot however i kind of “not tie it well” i tend to leave it untied properly because i dont like the super firm fit of boots plus i get irritated wearing it for a long time. So my concern is, can i get a soft boots that will still work with this setup? I was thinking vans Hi-standard boots? I would like to get your opinion on that.
2. Second point is mainly to know if there is a “big” difference between the hi-standard OG & hi-standard pro, as ive been thinking if there is not much difference ill go with the OG since its cheaper and has better colours for this season (plain black)
Thanks in advance!
Thanks for your message.
I would typically say go stiffer with the boots for that setup – and perhaps the discomfort you are getting from the Photon isn’t necessarily related to the stiffness, but how the boots fit your feet. That said, stiffer boots tend to be slightly less comfortable. Performance-wise, with that setup, I think stiffer is better, but you’ve got to balance comfort and performance. And also a softer flexing boot tied properly is better than a stiffer flexing boot tied loosely, IMO.
There a few differences between the OG and Pro. The main thing is that the Pro is stiffer. Still not as stiff as the Photon, but I would say the OG is around 3.5/10 flex bordering on 4 and the Pro is more like 5 flex, bordering on 5. There are other things like the Pro has a better sole, better liner and better footbed, but it’s the flex that I would be mostly looking at, and in your case I think the OG is too soft. Even though you want to go softer, I wouldn’t go as soft as the OG. Going to the Pro is still a good bit softer than the Photon (which I would say are 7/10 flex) and certainly soft for the overall setup. So, I would say to go Pro, because I think the OG will be too soft – and then you get the benefit of the better liner, sole etc too.
Hope this helps