December 7, 2011 BY Aaron Hope / 24
Owing to the relative lack of fresh corduroy across the country relative to the expanse of pavement pretty much everywhere you look, Nike Snowboarding is considered the ‘other’ SB as compared to Swoosh Skateboarding, but that won’t stop them from cranking out quality boots each year when the weather starts to get frosty. The latest drop brings in new colorways from two of the last couple years’ standbys and adds another that’s been throughly tested out in the wild. That new model, the Nike Vapen, can be seen to borrow a bit of the ‘cab-forward’ design found in Paul Rodriguez’ latest Nike SB signature, while the Zoom Kaiju‘s removable internal bootie bears more than a passing resemblance to the monster hit Nike Mag 2011 with its high cut and ankle strap. Rounding out the group is a series of new Zoom Force 1s for both men and women, and you can see the entire collection in greater detail when you click on the jump below.
I wish they would do the old snow boots again, the new ones look weird and why are they curved forward? The 2008 ones were better. Also, the last few look kinda ugly since they don't incorporate the nike swoosh
These are alright I'm from Alaska and Snowboard all the time but Nike boots look the best however not the most comfortable on the market.
Are they waterproof and or goretex is the underlying question..if not, just like the woodsides...PASS
The forward lean on snowboard boots are more convenient for riding and the last few(pg 4-5) without the swoosh are the liners, they go inside boots.
Obviously you haven't rode the Kaiju's. Also you left out what boots you ride since you ride "all the time". Base your "hate" off facts, not just a generalization.
They've been out. I don't think people get the fact that they're snowboarding boots. Wearing them for anything other than snowboarding is just flat out retarded.
LOL @ this guy trying to be cool with his PASS. Snowboard boots aren't classified as "waterproof and or goretex." They're just snowboard boots. The only time your feet really get wet when you snowboard is during spring riding when your sloshing through chopped slush. The Kaiju's are however some of the most comfortable on the market with the Zoom DK's not far behind. If Danny wears them, they've gotta be decent. For the record I've rode Kaiju's the past 2 seasons and plan to get a new pair for this upcoming season.
Well, I haven't been snowboarding in a really long time, but I do recall getting snow in my boots somehow and snow melts, which means wetness.