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FIT, FEEL & PERFORMANCE

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FIT, FEEL & PERFORMANCE

EXPLAINED BY THE DESIGN TEAM

EVERYONE DESERVES THE PERFECT PAIR OF BOOTS

No matter how often someone rides, how good they are or their preferred riding style, boots are integral pieces of equipment. It all starts with the feet. If they hurt or are cold, snowboarding isn’t nearly as much fun, and it’s what will happen if the boot is too small or too big. To choose the correct pair of boots, remember we use the MONDOPOINT baseline to establish our EU, US/M, US/W and UK sizing equivalents.

LAST

A shoe is widest at the metatarsals, which is the point that determines the fit. The wider the last, the greater the feeling of comfort will be. The narrower the last, the more precise the fit will be. The last also takes into account the form and the volume of the foot from the height of the longest toe to the heel. It should be noted that in the snowboard industry, manufacturers rarely give exact measurements to the nearest millimeter, but talk more often in terms of comfort and precision of fit.

FLEX

Flex is a combination of stiffness, shape, thickness and density of the shell materials. The higher the level snowboarding, the higher the levels of stiffness and flex must be. You must also take into account a client’s preferred riding style (freestyle, freeride, carving). Numerous parameters have an influence on flex, for example choice of binding, tightness of laces, and opting for a fully customizable liner. Boot flex ratings go from 1 “soft” to 10 “very stiff”.

LAST

Our new last is the keystone of the boot, and we believe this creates the best fit in snowboarding today. We landed on an 8° forward lean - the sweet spot between comfort and performance. In addition, 1:1 Lasting means a specific liner, shell and footbed for each full and half size, zero compromise. And of course our women's boots, men's boots and youth boots use completely different lasts for full anatomical accuracy.

FLEX

Flex is a combination of stiffness, shape, thickness and density of the shell materials. The higher the level snowboarding, the higher the levels of stiffness and flex must be. You must also take into account your preferred riding style (freestyle, freeride, carving). We rate using an easily-comparable slider which goes from SOFT to STIFF.

EXCLUSIVE TECH

Two of the critical keys to comfort are fit and feel, which we’ve perfected by using our proprietary and anatomically shaped inner and outer FlowFit lasts combined with hightech, ergonomic and asymmetric construction. Along with the other innovative technologies we’ve developed, they give our boots their perfect fit, specifically designed for all-day, all-mountain riding comfort for all levels of snowboarder.

Water-resistant PU and mesh cover with zipper. Stretchable material at the top to ease closing of the boot. Keeps feet dry for long days in deep snow conditions.

Powered by the external side dial, the double lace goes through an internal harness attached to the shell and tongue. When you tighten it, it creates a three-dimensional ankle lock. Lateral tightening from the harness around the ankle ball, and frontally from laces which pass through the tongue, lowering it downards against your instep.

Our Exo-Spine Technology is an external backstay designed to be a reinforced link between the different parts of the boot and deliver an instantaneous transfer of force from heel to toe. It also offers extra stiffness for optimal support, as well as increased durability. It tessalates to the outsole via our Transition Zone, which means you won't hook up on a binding heelcup when you unstrap and lift up.

Shock-absorbing dynamic gel pads are inserted into the outsole around the heel area. This special cushioning system reduces fatigue from chatter or big landings, and improves overall comfort.

A thermal insulation barrier between the outsole and the bottom of the liner keeps the warmth inside and the cold outside.

Armor-tech is a TPU strip which wraps around the front of the boot to shield the material from abrasion, protect your toes when you're kicking in steps, and means your boot packs out less.

ASYM3F: FIT - FEEL - FLEX. An asymmetric shape and closure system for optimum support and flex. Aligned along the asym tongue, Boa® lace guides are asymmetrically positioned on the flatter forefoot areas for less point-loaded pressure and more even closure. Increases medial arch support to reduce foot fatigue and cramps. This Nidecker innovation is co-developed with and approved by Boa®.

The upper boot cuff is asymmetrically connected to the lower boot allowing the ankle to flex naturally while providing support without shell distortion. A thermal insulation barrier between the outsole and the bottom of the liner keeps the warmth inside and the cold outside.

The asymmetrical tongue is 3D molded and curved towards the medial side, following the naturally raised ridgeline of your forefoot to alleviate pressure points and give a more balanced feel of comfort and support. An anatomically correct and asymmetrical tongue performs better than a standard straight one.

This 3D toebox eliminates extra layers and seams around the forefoot for durablility and a streamlined, bulk-free design. It also makes easier to slide in and out of your bindings.

Water-resistant PU and mesh cover with zipper. Stretchable material at the top to ease closing of the boot. Keeps feet dry for long days in deep snow conditions.

Powered by the external side dial, the double lace goes through an internal harness attached to the shell and tongue. When you tighten it, it creates a three-dimensional ankle lock. Lateral tightening from the harness around the ankle ball, and frontally from laces which pass through the tongue, lowering it downards against your instep.

Our Exo-Spine Technology is an external backstay designed to be a reinforced link between the different parts of the boot and deliver an instantaneous transfer of force from heel to toe. It also offers extra stiffness for optimal support, as well as increased durability. It tessalates to the outsole via our Transition Zone, which means you won't hook up on a binding heelcup when you unstrap and lift up.

Shock-absorbing dynamic gel pads are inserted into the outsole around the heel area. This special cushioning system reduces fatigue from chatter or big landings, and improves overall comfort.

A thermal insulation barrier between the outsole and the bottom of the liner keeps the warmth inside and the cold outside.

Armor-tech is a TPU strip which wraps around the front of the boot to shield the material from abrasion, protect your toes when you're kicking in steps, and means your boot packs out less.

ASYM3F: FIT - FEEL - FLEX. An asymmetric shape and closure system for optimum support and flex. Aligned along the asym tongue, Boa® lace guides are asymmetrically positioned on the flatter forefoot areas for less point-loaded pressure and more even closure. Increases medial arch support to reduce foot fatigue and cramps. This Nidecker innovation is co-developed with and approved by Boa®.

The upper boot cuff is asymmetrically connected to the lower boot allowing the ankle to flex naturally while providing support without shell distortion. A thermal insulation barrier between the outsole and the bottom of the liner keeps the warmth inside and the cold outside.

The asymmetrical tongue is 3D molded and curved towards the medial side, following the naturally raised ridgeline of your forefoot to alleviate pressure points and give a more balanced feel of comfort and support. An anatomically correct and asymmetrical tongue performs better than a standard straight one.

This 3D toebox eliminates extra layers and seams around the forefoot for durablility and a streamlined, bulk-free design. It also makes easier to slide in and out of your bindings.

Closure System

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Closure System

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With our external closure systems, we focus on micro-adjustability, support, durability and comfort. We create a natural sensation by removing bulk and designing ergonomically targeted lace-paths. We partner with The BOA® Fit System, and no matter which one of the configurations offered in our range you prefer, our boots are sure to meet your needs. The BOA® Fit System delivers micro-adjustable, precision fit, engineered to perform in the toughest conditions. Our BOA® laces use a unique form-fitting TX3 textile lace. Dials and laces are guaranteed for the lifetime of the boot. Get more info here.

Velcro

The velcro closure system provides the perfect custom fit for growing feet.

Traditional Lacing

Traditional laces allowing precision closure eyelet by eyelet. Special Speed Hook clasp locks in tension on the lower part.

SINGLE DIAL BOA®

The BOA® Single Dial puts the BOA® dial over the tongue to provide strength and tightening ease - just one system for the entire shell, upper & lower.

Hybrid traditional Lacing

Traditional laces allowing precision closure eyelet by eyelet. Special Speed Hook clasp locks in tension on the lower part. Side BOA® dial adjusts an Internal Heel Lock harness, which immobilizes the ankle and prevents heel lift in three dimensions.

Dual Dial BOA® Fit System

The Dual Dial BOA® Fit System uses a dial over the tongue, for strength and power to close the upper, and the mid-power dial on the side to close the lower. This configuration provides independent zonal adjustment, snug fit and perfect support.

Dual Zone Boa® / External Heel-lock

Tightening the tongue reel closes the very top laces and the external wings, which provide a diagonal downward force by folding inwards, mechanically prevent the heel from lifting. Then, the side BOA® dial tightens the lower part of the boot.

HYBRID TONGUE CLOSING

The tongue BOA® dial closes the upper and lower parts of the shell. Then, the side BOA® dial activates a double lace which routes through an internal harness connected to the shell and the tongue. When tightened, it creates a really "locked-in" feeling and provides 3D heel immobilization. On both sides, it locks laterally via the ankle ball harness, and frontal closure is ensured via the laces which pass through the tongue, securing the tongue down towards the instep.

Outsole

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OUTSOLE

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Nidecker outsoles are designed to provide the excellent grip needed to walk and hike in any type of winter condition, and to be perfectly compatible with Nidecker bindings. Our outsoles utilize materials that maximize the natural feel between your feet and the terrain, and are the perfect conduit between you and your board.

GRAVITY

Made out of lightweight and durable EVA, we shaped the lugs in the same way as the rest of our outsoles - by taking cues from our mountain playgrounds, then adapting them to give you as much grip as possible.

GRAVITY+

This outsole comes with a full EVA bed for natural cushioning. We also added a soft rubber toe tip for extra grip. And if you look at the lugs, we got inspiration from the treads you see on snowcats. The result? Maximum comfort and awesome grip.

ASCENT

This rubber outsole comes with a full EVA midsole for comfort, and an OC-Kush insert to smooth out big landings or chatter. We designed a new tread with a wavelike pattern inspired by the gecko's feet for maximum grip.

VIBRAM® APPROACH

Our top-of-the-range outsole comes with a full EVA midsole for the best possible comfort under the whole foot. An OC-Kush insert gives excellent dampening under the heel. The highlight is the new Vibram ICE-TREK compound, which is the best rubber available for cold, icey or snowy surfaces. Extra grip at toe and heel was inspired by fish scales.

Liners

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LINERS

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Our Gold, Silver and Bronze Level liner ranges feature specially developed foams. They will self-mold over time - or they can be heat-molded in the shop for an excellent custom fit. Furthermore, our liners feature improved constructions for great heel-hold and durability, as well as a more comfortable feel, keeping your feet warm and dry. The top cuff of the liner and boot shell both feature our asymetrical shape, which accommodates different calf shapes and guarantees a perfect fit.

BRONZE LEVEL THERMO HEAT MOLDABLE

This liner has an integrated lacing system for consistent tightening, and a new lace lock system which is simple & low profile. Intermediate volumes around the ankle ball prevent heel lift. The Custom Flex Zone at the toe guarantees comfort and freedom of movement in the toebox. 8mm of PE foam guarantees excellent overall comfort, and you can heat-mold it for a great fit.

SILVER LEVEL THERMO HEAT MOLDABLE

Closure happens via the cuff attached to the shell inner - this also makes the liner a breeze to get on and off. To prevent tongue rotation, we’ve added Velcro patches on both sides to keep everything in place. There's a Custom Flex Zone around the toes for wiggle room, 8mm of PE foam and added PU support around the outsides for extra stiffness.

GOLD LEVEL THERMO HEAT MOLDABLE

"Wrap-style" asym shape. No pressure points, better flex control and easy on/off. The Custom Flex Zone gives your toes wiggle room for warmth. Uses extra PU for lateral stiffness and efficient power transfer between liner and shell. On Kita and Kita-W, closes via an internal cuff stitched inside the shell. On Index, Kita Hybrid & Kita W Hybrid, closes the Internal Heel Lock, activated via the side BOA® reel.

INSOLE

The closer you get to the foot, the more critical the technology becomes. That is why we design from the inside out, making our insoles a focal point in our testing and development for to assist you with feeling great on your feet for doing what you love in the best condition.

Removable Shim

Specially designed for growing feet, this removable anatomically shaped EVA and fleece-lined footbed gives support and comfort for your feet. Cut it out when your child needs more room.

3D-MOLDED SINGLE-DENSITY

Pre-molded and anatomically shaped comfortable EVA supports your feet, and a silicone top-print adds traction to the fleece-lined footbed.

3D MOLDED DUAL-DENSITY

An extra layer of high-density EVA supports the deep heel cup and anatomical arch, while more comfortable EVA offers more flexibility to the forefoot. A silicone top-print adds traction to the fleece-lined footbed.

3D-MOLDED TRIPLE-DENSITY

An advanced anatomical shape in comfortable EVA with high-density EVA supporting the deep heel cup and arch, and special high-rebound EVA cushioning the heel. A silicone top-print adds traction to the fleece-lined footbed.

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