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Vans Sequal Boot ($280)
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This new model comes with Vans’ top tech in a simple lace design. Flex is easily customized with the included inserts and the high-end cork footbed cradles your foot like a newborn baby. The one-way venting valves aid in breathability and it also debuts Vans’ new heat-retention lining in the sole and liner.

K2 Lien AT Binding ($229)
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The K2 design team sought to create the most biomechanically correct baseplate possible with the new Lien binding series. The three contact points coincide with the same on one’s foot, and along with the new mini disc, promote a proper flex and feel to help get your lien on.