Thanks to a kid-friendly Boa lacing system and room-to-grow construction, the Ride Norris Snowboard Boot is comfy, user-friendly, and good for more than one season.The big story here is the Boa System. The Boa is a reel-type closure system that allows your kid to get the boot as tight as he wants it and release it just as easily, all with gloves on. By making the Norris Boa a one-piece, no-liner system, the boot is lighter, less complicated, and more comfortable than adult boots. The Norris' other outstanding feature is its size shims that can be removed as your little one grows. That's right—a kids' product that's designed to last more than a few months.
Shock absorbing duties are taken care of by Ride's medium-density EVA foam insole and the sole is Ride's Cut & Buff, a two-piece EVA and rubber sole that provides traction and absorbs shock. To round out the Norris, Ride hooked it up with a natural-feeling cuff and a padded tongue to eliminate shin-bang forever.