It's easy to overlook the importance of comfortable boots, especially with space age innovations in board and binding design commanding attention. However, ask any seasoned snowboarder about the most critical parts of your set-up and you'll likely hear something along the lines of "pick up a solid pair of boots that fit well and keep your feet comfortable all day long." We agree with this advice, pointing up-and-coming riders towards something along the lines of the Burton Men's Moto Boa Snowboard, due to its easy-lacing Boa system combined with the custom-fitting comfort of a heat-moldable liner. Since the Moto Boa is a softer flexing boot, you'll find it helps beginners master those carves and drop into the progression park without being overly aggressive or unrelenting in stiffness?both of which are great features for experts but not ideal for beginners.
Seeing a properly fitting boot is the difference between shredding eight inches of fresh powder or painfully prying your boots off in the lodge for pressure relief, Burton hooked up the Moto Boa Snowboard Boot with an Imprint 1 liner that's heat-moldable. The heat-moldable foam allows the liner to wrap your foot's every contour without painful pressure points holding you back. You can heat mold 'em straight from the box (you'll probably need some help from a shop or resort fitter) or simply walk around for a few hours at home to gain that broken-in relief on your first day out. As you start to ride the Moto Boa, they'll begin to wrap your foot like a glove, due to your body heat naturally molding the foam.
The other big story with the Moto Boa is the easy-lacing Boa closure. This lacing system ditches pesky laces for the ridiculously quick interface of a Boa dial, which tightens and loosens the New England Ropes running down the boot's tongue and forefoot for a more natural flex than what you'd experience with the competition's Boa cable wires. To adjust the boot, simply close the tongue and push do