I've been riding for about 15 years. I've been rockin' Vans boots for the last eight years. When the boa system came out, i bought the Encores. Great boot that fit well. Vans one piece heat molded liners give you a perfect fit. I worked in the terrain park for two years and that put me on the snow for about 120 days. These boots kept my feet warm and comfy.
For the price nothing beats the Encore.