Everyone should start with a good Mantra.
Vans reintroduces the Men's Mantra Snowboard Boot this season as an excellent entry-level boot for budget-minded riders. The hand-sewn VSS liner features a one-pull lace closure, and the Achilles cup locks your heels into your boot to keep you on point as you ride. Vans' technically advanced Pro-Flex Snowaffle Outsole provides stiffness and support while you ride, yet gives you grip on icy parking lots. EVA midsoles provide cush for those bone-jarring flat landings. Wrap all these features into the classic skate shoe look, add a killer price, and you're ready to rip.
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All good but...
These boots are great except for one thing: The inner lace up system bites hard into the inside ball of your ankle. I thought it could have just been my feet but I spoke to another snowboarder with a more expensive model of vans boots and he had the exact same problem, so I think its the vans system that is at fault. It was so painful I do not plan to use them again
Great boots. Look good, and they don't look cheap like some boots do. You need to order 1/2 size up, otherwise they won't fit.
Great Boot for the Money.
The Vans Mantra is an excellent value oriented boot. I found them to be more comfortable in the store than boots costing twice as much. I went into the store prepared to spend up to $300 and walked out with these; I think that says something. The liners take about 4 days to pack, they are true to shoe size, and have a good speed lace system for the liner. They also work very well with my Flow bindings.
the Mantra boot is definitely worth the money. strong, sturdy and stylish.