2014 Gear Guide: Boot Accessories

There Are Plenty Of Uses For Tubes Socks. For Snowboarding, These Are Our Favorites.

Stance: They sponsor a bunch of good riders and have some nice merino wool blends.

Darn Tough: These Vermont-made socks are backed by a lifetime warranty. Socks, Lifetime warranty.

Smartwool: One of the wool sock OGs, they definitely know how to make a sock super comfortable and warm.

Vans: Make sense for a footwear company to make socks, doesn’t it? Vans knows feet.

Burton: They make everything snowboard. Their merino wool sock line should come as no surprise.

Re-Boot

So your boots are kicked in, but you don’t have the cash to shell out for new ones. Or maybe you don’t want to go through the pains of breaking in new boots. Whatever the case you can revamp them with Remind Insoles‘ Solution Liner ($149). It has it’s own lacing, is heat-moldable, and comes with premium insoles.

Super Dry Me

If you want to go all in on comfort and killing that smelly mold, consider these boot dryers. If you’re bummed, you’re crazy. Both of these work on 110 and 12v so you can dry at home or on the go.

 

DryGuy Turbo Dry ($40)
dryguy.net

Seirus Hot Ratz ($35)
serius.com

Better Your Boots

Even the most high-end boots usually skimp on insoles. One of the best things you can do is put in a nice aftermarket set—most pro riders do. Not only will you immediately notice the difference, but better foot alignment translates to better body alignment, which ultimately equals better balanced shredding and less fatigue.

Superfeet
superfeet.com

The OG of the insole world. Check out the new merinoGREY ($45) version for added warming/cooling and moisture wicking; or go for the KORK Pro ($99, pictured) for a custom molded cork fit that will last for years.

Remind
remindinsoles.com

Endorsed by the man himself, the Travis Rice Remedy Pro Model ($45) features gel padding in the heel and a fully moldable foam build.

 

Foot Balance
footbalanceusa.com

Created by a group of Finnish physiotherapists, this crew works closely with professional athletes, medical professionals, and footwear designers. Check out the Performance model ($80) or Race Heat (pictured) compatible with Therm-ic boot heaters for that deluxe fit and warmth.