Put your best foot forward. Snowboard boots are arguably the most important piece of snowboard equipment you can buy because a great pair of snowboard boots can help you overcome the shortcomings of a weak board and bindings more easily than a great snowboard can help you work around a bad pair of boots. So boots are, without a doubt, what you should spend the most time on when you’re looking at new gear. The best snowboard boots will, of course, have a perfect fit. But just as important is deciding between traditional laces and BOA closure system, getting the right weight and flex, level of support, heel hold, customizing potential, outsole traction, durability, and of course, color and style. If you can get all this right then finding the right snowboard and snowboard bindings will probably fall into place pretty naturally.