FIT, FEEL & PERFORMANCE

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FIT, FEEL & PERFORMANCE

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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 you have to remember we use MONDOPOINT to establish sizes (EU, US/M, US/W and UK).

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 and men's 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 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”.

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 makes closing easy. Keeps feet dry when riding in spring conditions or deep pow, and for long hikes or multi-day expeditions.

Powered by the side BOA dial, a double lace routes through an internal harness which is connected to the shell and the tongue. When tightened, it creates a really “locked-in” feeling and provides 3D heel immobilization. On both sides, lateral lock is achieved 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.

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.

Shock-absorbing dynamic gel pads are inserted into the outsole around the heel area. This special cushioning system allow to 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.

Part of the ASYM3F Technology: FIT - FEEL - FLEX are combined in an asymmetric shape and closure system that delivers optimum support and flex. Lined up along the asymmetrical molded tongue, the Boa® Fit System lace guides are also asymmetrically positioned on the flatter areas of your forefoot for less point-loaded pressure and a more even closure, which increases medial arch support to reduce foot fatigue and cramping. 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.

These 3D toebox eliminates extra layers and seams around the forfoot 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 makes closing easy. Keeps feet dry when riding in spring conditions or deep pow, and for long hikes or multi-day expeditions.

Powered by the side BOA dial, a double lace routes through an internal harness which is connected to the shell and the tongue. When tightened, it creates a really “locked-in” feeling and provides 3D heel immobilization. On both sides, lateral lock is achieved 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.

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.

Shock-absorbing dynamic gel pads are inserted into the outsole around the heel area. This special cushioning system allow to 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.

Part of the ASYM3F Technology: FIT - FEEL - FLEX are combined in an asymmetric shape and closure system that delivers optimum support and flex. Lined up along the asymmetrical molded tongue, the Boa® Fit System lace guides are also asymmetrically positioned on the flatter areas of your forefoot for less point-loaded pressure and a more even closure, which increases medial arch support to reduce foot fatigue and cramping. 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.

These 3D toebox eliminates extra layers and seams around the forfoot 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 fit systems, we focus on effortless ease of use, support, comfort precision fit and getting your foot closer to the boot by removing bulk and designing ergonomically targeted lace-paths. We partner exclusively with The Boa® Fit System, and no matter which one of the Dual, Single Boa® configurations offered in our range you prefer, our boots will meet your needs. The Boa® Fit System provides quick and easy custom comfort with a smooth and even closure and no pressure points. Gram for gram, Boa® lace is made from aircraft grade stainless steel, and with the 'Fit For Life with Boa®', the Boa® Fit System dials and laces are guaranteed for the lifetime of the product on which they are integrated. Get more info on Get more info here.

HYBRIDE TONGUE CLOSING

The tongue BOA 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 “locked-in” feeling and provides 3D heel immobilization. On both sides, lateral lock is achieved 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.

DUAL ZONE BOA® W/ EXTERNAL HEEL-LOCK

DUAL ZONE BOA® W/
EXTERNAL HEEL-LOCK

Tightening the tongue reel will tighten the very top laces and the external wings, which provide a diagonal downward force by folding in and mechanically prevent the heel from coming up. Then the side BOA tightens the lower part of the boot.

MID POWER DUAL ZONE BOA® CONFIGURATION

The Boa® Mid Power Dual Zone features the Boa® CoilerTM Technology* over the tongue, for strength and power delivered by a large dial, and the mid-power dial on the side. This configuration provides independent upper and lower zonal adjustment, offering a snug fit and perfect support exactly where you need it. This Boa® Mid Power configuration features the TX3 lace that delivers the best precision, responsiveness, and support for longer and stronger days on the hill.

SINGLE DIAL BOA® CONFIGURATION

The Boa® Single Dial technology features the Boa® H4 dial over the tongue to provide strength and ease of tightening by using just one reel for the entire shell. This Boa® Single dial configuration features the TX lace** for Cascade and Cascade W, and SS2 lace*** for Ranger and Maya. Furthermore, the Boa® CoilerTM Technology*, available on Cascade and Cascade W, pretighten the lace, saving time on closure.

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 Bare Foot Technology (B.F.T.). B.F.T. outsoles utilize materials that maximize the natural feel between your feet and the terrain, and are the perfect conduit between you and your board.

B.F.T. 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.

B.F.T. VIBRAM® ASCENT

This 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.

B.F.T. GRAVITY 2.0

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 is maximum comfort and grip, and our lightest outsole.

B.F.T. GRAVITY

With the B.F.T. Gravity we’ve gone all in on comfort. This super durable, all-rubber outsole is designed to support the anatomy of your foot. Be it strapped in or just walking around on the snow, you’ll look as good and feel as comfortable as you do in your favorite pair of sneakers.

Liner

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LINER

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Our Gold, Silver and Bronze Level liner ranges feature specially developed foams called N-Foam. They will also self-mold over time or they can be thermo molded* in the shop for an excellent custom fit. Furthermore, these liners feature improved constructions for better heel-hold, andbest durable materials for a more comfortable feel and to keep your feet warm and dry. Both the top cuff of the liner and the boot shell cuff feature our asymetrical shape, which accommodate different calf shapes and guarantee a perfect fit.

GOLD LEVEL THERMO HEAT MOLDABLE

Fully redesigned. The new gold level liner come with a wrap-style asymetric shape to eliminate pressure points and give us full flex control. It also make the boots easier to get on and off. The Custom Flex Zone gives your toes extra wiggle room for warmth. The PU stiff support on the outsides of the shell creates an efficient power transfer between the liner and the shell. This liner closes via an internal cuff which is stitched inside of the shell for the KITA and KITA W. Then, on our high end freeride model the Index, the closure of the liner is done via the the hybrid tongue closure which is powered by the side BOA reel.

SILVER LEVEL THERMO HEAT MOLDABLE

Fully redesigned, this liner is pressure-point free; 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.

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.

INSOLE

The closer you get to the foot, the more critical the technology becomes. We design from the inside out, making our insoles a focal point in our testing and development.

3D-MOLDED TRIPLE-DENSITY

An advanced anatomical shape in comfort 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.

3D MOLDED DUAL-DENSITY

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

3D-MOLDED SINGLE-DENSITY

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