Everyone should start with a good Mantra.
Vans reintroduces the Women's Mantra Snowboard Boot this season as an excellent entry-level boot for budget-minded riders. A women's-specific Pleasure Cuff around the calf guarantees an anatomically correct fit. The updated, hand-sewn VSS liner features a one-pull lace closure and heel-holding Achilles pads for simple, effective function and support. Checker B footbeds provide foot-odor protection and arch support. Vans' Pro-Flex Snowaffle Outsole maximizes traction and turning response without inhibiting flex and feel at the toe of the boot. Die-cut EVA midsoles provide additional cushioning and give classic skate-shoe aesthetics to this beginner boot. Synthetic leather uppers and improved lace hooks round out the soft-flexing, forgiving Mantra.
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Not what I expected
I like the Mantras because they at least look stylish. As far as support, I didn't think it gave me the support I was looking for. The part that suppose to support the ankles don't do a great job. But don't rule it out all together, I don't regret buying them. They are still flexible enough where it doesn't restrict me when I carve powder.