Vans Invado OG Hybrid Boa Snowboard Boots 2024
2024 Vans Invado OG Hybrid Boa Snowboard Boots
The Invado OG seamlessly marries the timeless aesthetic of Vans with an ingenious solution to a persistent problem in snowboarding – the perennial challenge of achieving a secure heel hold. The Vans BOA Hybrid Fit System ingeniously combines traditional lacing with the formidable power of a BOA closure at the instep, all harmonized by the Custom Slide Guide. This innovative system provides precise, on-the-fly customization for heel hold, making the Invado OG an effortless choice for any rider seeking both style and high-performance without breaking the bank.
Key Features of the Invado OG:
- Terrain: Designed for all-mountain exploration and park/street escapades, the Invado OG excels across diverse environments, from snow-covered parks to the bustling urban landscape.
- V1 ULTRACUSH LINER: The V1 liner boasts an UltraCush interior cushioning layer, complemented by a dual-density heat-moldable core, a comfort flex neoprene toe box, and a seamlessly stitched brushed fleece cuff for unbeatable comfort.
- V1 POPCUSH FOOTBED: Featuring single-density POPCUSH construction, it incorporates advanced 3D anatomical shaping, a moisture-wicking nylex top sheet, and an anti-fatigue coring design. The result? A responsive energy return and superior impact cushioning.
- V1 WAFFLE LUG OUTSOLE WITH ALL-TRAC COLD WEATHER RUBBER COMPOUND: Paying homage to Vans' iconic vulcanized design, this aggressive reverse waffle lug pattern delivers exceptional boardfeel and traction, whether you're carving up the mountain or dominating the city streets.
- VANS HYBRID BOA WITH CUSTOM SLIDE GUIDE: This innovative system combines the best of both worlds: traditional lacing and the powerful BOA Fit System at the instep. The addition of the Custom Slide Guide allows for precision heel hold and a custom fit tailored to your specific needs.
- V1 HARNESS: The V1 harness, known for its simplicity and lightweight design, offers effective support and ensures a secure heel hold when combined with the V1 liner.
- INSTEP FLEX ZONE: The Instep Flex Zone is designed to maintain the natural flexion of your ankle within the boot, whether you're strapped into your bindings or not.
- PLEASURECUFF™: The PleasureCuff boasts a supple elasticity that provides a cushioned and comfortable fit, keeping your calves comfortably supported.
- HEAT RETENTION 360°: This improved thermal retention layer envelops the toe box and the area between the outsole and the liner in a 360° embrace. It keeps the cold at bay and the warmth inside, ensuring all-day comfort and coziness.
- Skill Level: Suitable for beginners and intermediate riders.
- Flex Rating: Falls within the 4-6 range, offering a balance of support and flexibility for a confident ride on the slopes.
All good info, but how do the Vans Invado Pro Snowboard boots fit?
If you are not familiar with Vans Snowboard Boot fit, It is very common to size up a half size from your normal shoe size. Vans boots have a neoprene flex zone in the toe which makes contact with your foot, it often gives the impression that they are too small. However, once you get used to it, you'll see why Vans are our best selling snowboard boots. It helps keep your foot in the right place, reduces heel lift and toe nail smashing. If you are unsure, size up. heel hold is so good, there is little advantage to under sizing. Like all snowboard boots, you can expect them to pack out a half size within the first 6-10 days of riding. Nothing replaces the rider trying them on because there are so many variables, this is just what we have learned after fitting at least a thousand pairs of Vans boots. All that being said, I wear my normal shoe size and they pack out to fit perfectly.