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)                                          

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


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


ThirtyTwo Lashed Ben Bilocq Pro Model ($210)


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