Best Cheap Snowboard Boots 2014-2015

A good pair of snowboarding boots doesn't need to break the bank

Photo © Matt Gibson

Snowboard boots are one of the most important parts of your snowboard gear and care should be taken in choosing them. Luckily, you have to buy the most expensive pair on the market to get a good quality boot. Recent advances in snowboard boot technology and design mean there are a number of relatively inexpensive snowboard boots that perform well and will keep your feet comfy and dry. Here are our expert's 10 favorites.

ThirtyTwo Exit

Price: $139.99

ThirtyTwo is known for their high-quality snowboard boots, and the Exit is their most affordable model for the 2014-2015 season. Although these boots don’t come with the new Boa closure system, you’ll still get ThirtyTwo’s signature durability, warmth, and comfort without the hefty price tag.

Burton Highline Boa

Price: $199.95

Burton isn’t known for low prices, but the new Highline Boa challenges that reputation. This boot is packed with features including the Boa coiler closure system, Burton’s Total Comfort construction, a DynoLITE outsole, and integrated liner lacing. With all of these features, which are standard on Burton boots, it's a bit hard to believe this boot costs hundreds of dollars less than other Burton models.

DC Phase

Price: $129.99

The DC Phase boot provides top-level performance without any of the frills that push up the prices of high-end models. It’s a traditional lace-up boot that’s stylish, lightweight, and warm enough for all conditions.

Ride Donna

Price: $139.95

The all-mountain women’s Donna boot is perfect for progressing riders looking for performance and comfort. The standard lace-up system brings the price down, but the heat-moldable Intuition foam technology and Lock Down liner lacing ensure performance and comfort.

K2 Hashtag

Price: $139.95

The K2 Hashtag was designed to give budget-oriented riders a quality boot at an affordable price. The Hashtag offers K2’s Fast-In technology as an alternative Boa closure system, a comfort foam liner, and a 3D formed tongue, so your boot stays tight and comfortable all day long.

Rome Smith

Price: $159.99

Whether you’re stepping onto a snowboard for the first time or are just trying to save a few bucks, the Rome Smith is a straightforward boot that will last season after season. The heat-moldable fitting helps the boot mold perfectly to your foot, and the lightweight construction makes its a boot you won’t mind wearing all day every day.

Burton Invader

Price: $149.95

The Invader is one of Burton’s least expensive boots, and also one of their most flexible.  The design focusses on comfort with the heat-moldable Imprint liner and Burton’s new Total Comfort design. It’s like The Invader is already broken in when you take it out of the box.

ThirtyTwo Prion

Price: $159.99

There’s a reason the ThirtyTwo Prion boots were voted the most comfortable boots straight out of the box. The first time you put on these ultra-flexible boots with their heat-moldable liner and Intuition foam footbed, you’ll feel like you’ve been wearing them years. And when you see the price tag, your wallet will feel pretty comfortable too.

Ride Harper Boa

Price: $179.95

Most budget snowboard boots have sacrificed the Boa lacing system for price, but at $179.95, the Ride Harper Boa was able fit the Boa system--along with a lot of other features--in. This women’s boot offers a plush foam Lock Down liner lacing system, Thermo-Formable internal J-bars, and a die cut EVA insole for high performance at a low cost.

DC Avis

Price: $159.95

Style and comfort come together to make the DC Avis one of the best cheap snowboard boots on the market. The Single Line Closure enables you to adjust your boot easily, and the Unilite outsole allows you to wear this boot day in and day out without having to worry about comfort.