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How To Break in Your Snowboard Boots

author image Darla Ferrara
Writing since 1999, Darla Ferrara is an award-winning author who specializes in health, diet, fitness and computer technology. She has been published in "Mezzo Magazine" and Diet Spotlight, as well as various online magazines. Ferrara studied biology and emergency medical technology at the University of Nebraska and Southeast Community College.
How To Break in Your Snowboard Boots
Snowboard boots have the same sizing levels as regular shoes. Photo Credit: Galyna Andrushko/Hemera/Getty Images

Breaking in snowboard boots is an essential part of a safe and successful experience on the snow. Once you choose the appropriate boots for your style and snowboarding ambitions, you break them in the same way you do most new shoes; you wear them. When you buy new boots, they should be a little tight, because, over time, they will loosen. Working them prior to your first time out can help make them more comfortable.

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Step 1

Slide thick socks over your feet. Use whatever socks you wear when snowboarding. If you wear two pairs of socks when you ride, put on two pairs.

Step 2

Pull on the boots and lace them up. If the boots have traditional shoelaces, pull them tight near the toe.

Step 3

Walk around the room with the boots on your feet. If possible, keep them on for several hours while you do your regular activities.

Step 4

Place your feet, with the boots on, into the bindings on the snowboard. Press the soles of the boots down as you lean forward on the board. Keep the heels down. Stay in the forward lean for 30 seconds, and return to the upright stance. Repeat the leaning exercise several times.

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