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Boot Trends For ’08

Boots That Look Like Shoes: Check out ThirtyTwo’s Timberland-inspired Timbas and Rockport-inspired Broports or the old-school skate-shoe styling of the Vans Mantra among others.

Coordinating: Yes, you can buy boots that match your bindings that match your board. Burton’s B By Burton line and Ride’s collections to name a few are fashioned with coordination in mind.

New Lacing Options: Choose between speed-lacing systems using either laces (Burton Speed Zone, Nitro TLS) or wire (Boa). There are plenty of versions of both to get you in and out quick-like.

More Cushioning: Thicker footbeds (Northwave), dual-density midsoles (DC), Airframe II cushioning (Burton), and a Stealth Airbag System (Nitro) are just the tip of the iceberg in the race to absorb impacts before they damage your skeleton.

Be sure to check out the gallery of new boots linked on the left!