How To Buy Snowboard Boots Online - Fit and Sizing

- How To Buy Snowboard Boots Online - Fit and Sizing -


Here at Twelve, we always say that snowboard boots are the most important aspect of your snowboard setup. Having a comfortable, correct fitting pair of boots can be the deciding factor between having a great day on the mountain or a miserable one.

We realize that many Australians don't have the opportunity to come into a shop and try on heaps of boots. So we wanted to create an easy guide on how to purchase snowboard boots online and feel confident you have the right fit before you head up the mountain. 


These guide will take you through:


Snowboard Boot Fit

Tips On To Make Sure Your Online Boot Purchase Fits Correctly

Snowboard Boot Sizing

Common Mistakes Made When Buying Boots




Snowboard boots should fit snug around the whole top of the foot and upper heel. Boots need several days of ridding to fully break in and form to there true size so you want a tight fit straight out of the box. 


5 Factors To Look For In Great Fitting Pair Of Boots:


1.  Toes should be grazing the end of the boot. We don't want you to crammed in there but just touching is perfect.

2.  Bending your knees you should feel your toes come off the end of the boot. This is how you know you have the right size.

3.  Your heel should be firmly held into the heel cup of the boot. You don't want your heel lifting up.

4.  A good way to check heel lift is to rock back and worth on your heels and toes.You should have minimum heel lift.

5.  Small pressure points are normal in a new pair of boots. However, we don't you to be in pain. 


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Snowboard boots use traditional US sizing but actual size can vary by brand. For example, some brands run shorter in length than the traditional size meaning you will have to size up. 

It can be very difficult to know how the boot is going to fit when buying online. Luckily for you, we have taken our years of expertise of sizing boots and put in handy Fit Tip guides in the descriptions of all of our boots. 


Trust us, this is handy for getting the right size and fit!


Fit Tip Guide





  • Buying a boot off of looks alone and not fit.

  • Buying boots that are too big or too small.

  • Taking advice from friends about boot fit/size. Friends may give you what they think is great advice about boots that work for them, take in account that you may have a completely different foot shape than them.

  • Blowing your whole budget on board and bindings. Really invest in a good set of boots (you spend most your time in them).










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