For those with wide feet it can sometimes be hard to find snowboard boots that fit well. This is where wide snowboard boots can be a godsend.
Fortunately, there are some companies that make snowboard boots for wide feet.
Let’s look at a couple of options for those with wide feet.
Heat Moldable Liner
It can be a good idea to get a boot with a Heat Moldable liner, regardless of foot width, but for some of us we can just ride the boot for a while and it naturally molds.
If you have wide feet it might pay to have your liner heat molded in store to get the best fit for your foot.
Buy Wide Specific Snowboard Boots
This one is pretty self explanatory.
If you have wide feet, then chances are pretty good that a boot that’s designed for wide feet will fit your feet better!
Burton and Salomon offer wide models for a few of their boot models.
Burton Wide Models
- Burton Ruler Wide
Unfortunately, Burton only offer one wide model of boots (that I know of) – even though I don’t have wide feet myself, I’d like to see them add more options.
The Ruler has a medium flex, so I guess they’re trying to cover the whole wide foot market by doing that – but I’d like to see a softer option and a stiffer option added to the mix there.
Salomon Wide Models
- Salomon Synapse Wide
- Salomon Dialogue Wide
- Salomon Hi-Fi Wide
Fortunately, Salomon offer 3 different wide options – so there’s a bit more choice if you want to go Salomon.
The Synapse Wide is a stiffer flexing (flex rating of an 8/10) wide boot option for those that need that extra response.
The Dialogue Wide is a medium flexing boot at a mid price-point.
The Hi-Fi Wide is also medium flexing but at a more high-end price point.
I’d still like to see a soft flexing option here for beginners and those that like really flexy boots.
NOTE: Salomon’s non-wide range tend to actually be on the narrower side of average – so if you have wide feet only go Salomon if you are choosing their wide-specific boots.
Buy Brands that are Known to Fit Wide Feet Better
Some brands have a reputation for being a better fit for wide feet – without actually having any wide-specific boots.
Thirty-Two is the main brand that do boots that are on the wider side – so these are worth checking out if you have wider feet.
All of their liners are heat moldable too which also helps.
And they make some nice boots too, IMO – and since all of their boots are known to be on the wider side, you have a greater choice of different boots. So you can have your choice of flex, lacing system, sole, high-end, low cost etc.
Adidas is another one that would be worth trying if you have wide feet (see comment in the comments section below).
I’ve also heard that DC boots offer a bit more space for the wide-footed amongst us. But I can’t confirm this – I don’t have wide feet so I couldn’t say if they feel better for wide feet or not. If anyone out there who has wide feet and has tried DC boots can confirm or deny this, it would be awesome to get your opinion – just leave a comment in the comment box below.
Thanks for Reading
Hopefully this will give you a place to start your search for wide snowboard boots. If you have wide feet, then you’ll appreciate a boot that better fits you. It will mean more comfort and less pain.
If you know of other snowboard boots (brand or wide-specific options) that are great for wide feet feel free to leave a comment in the comment section below to help out your fellow wide-footer.