Platinum Picks: The 6 Snowboard Boots of 2012-2013

Editor’s Note: These products are the best snowboard boots from the 2012/13 season. New Platinum Picks are coming soon…

2013 Platinum Picks: Snowboards | Snowboard Bindings

The Platinum Picks is our guide to the newest and most interesting products of the season. It is not a product test, rather a look around the industry to see who is pushing design, materials, fashion and technology. I don’t believe in product tests. How is something that works for me, or a random group of riders supposed to translate into what is right for each of you? I’d much rather tell you about the things that are available and let you decide what’s right for you. Our staff could go out and ride a bunch of new products and tell you what we think rode the best, but what is that going to tell you really?

I may not get a chance to ride at your local resort or wherever you plan on riding this season. Who am I to tell you what the best product is for you? With that, here are our Platinum Picks. It’s a selection of boards, boots and bindings made by companies that are pushing the boundaries to bring you better products each year.

– Editor

DC Terrain Snowboard Boots

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Over the last 10 years, snowboard boots have been increasingly subjected to futuristic designs — more cables, Velcro and Storm Trooper look-alikes. Read the entire review…


Vans Infuse

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You must under stand that “to infuse” is just a polite way of saying “to spike” or “to dose.” That being said, the new Vans Infuse is certainly spiked with performance enhancing properties. Read the entire review…


Salomon F4.0

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If Marty McFly were a boarder, this would be the boot he’d wear. Its futuristic design has a ligh tweight low profile inspired by a running shoe. Read the entire review…


Nike ITES

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Since releasing its first shoe nearly 40 years ago, Nike has made its mark as an iconic footwear label. Not surprisingly, the brand quickly gained a following with its snowboard line. Read the entire review…


K2 Women’s Contour Boot

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For years Olympian Gretchen Bleiler has been lending her pro knowledge and signature style to the K2 women’s line, and the Contour is her boot of choice for 2013. Read the entire review…


Flow Talon

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If you have ever been dive-bombed by a pair of deranged Golden Eagles then you know first hand the damage their razor sharp, claw like appendages can inflict. If however, you choose a drug-free lifestyle, you might only know the Talon as the new all-mountain boot from Flow. Read the entire review…


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