Surplus: Foot Fetish

As seen in the November 2012 issue—

Surplus: Foot Fetish

Snowboard Boots

Feet are both disgusting and body parts of beauty at the same time. Sure, some might resemble something out of The Hobbit that no number of pedicures can fix. But this intricate anatomy accounts for more bones, tendons, and ligaments than any other part of your body, so treat them well. They're ground control for snowboarding style and comfort. Offer them a cushy, supportive, flexible boot—like the ones here—or a nice après option and you'll be walking on air.

Burton Rover ($350)                                   Nike Women's ZF1 ($250)

burton.com                                                    nikesnowboarding.com

Salomon Lily ($290) (Women's)                  Vans Revere Boa ($270)                      DC Terrain ($300)                  Ride Sash Boa Coiler ($230) (W)

 salomonsnowboard.com                                           vans.com                                                dcshoes.com                               ridesnowboards.com

 

Forum Booter ($230)                                    Nitro Ultra TLS ($220)                                 686 Times New Balance 1971 ($244)         K2 Contour ($280) (W)

forumsnowboards.com                                              nitrousa.com                                                                     686.com                                        k2snowboarding.com


 

ThirtyTwo Lashed Ben Bilocq Pro Model ($210)

thirtytwo.com

 

Sanuk Flurry ($120) (W)                     Flow Hylite ($360)                                   Celsius Xenon ($190)                                  Native Jimmy ($100)

sanuk.com                                                         flow.com                                                       celsiussnow.com                                            nativeshoes.com