List Price US $179
Vans Hi-Standard Review And Buying Advice
Riding Level Beginner - Expert
Lacing Type Traditional Lace
Manufactured in


Turn Initiation



True To Size

Boot Width


Comfort Great
Heel Hold Good
Adjustability Average
Reduced Footprint Poor

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Flex Retention Average
Shock Absorption Good
Traction Poor
On & Off Ease Average
Warmth Good

Vans Hi-Standard 2016 - 2010 Review by The Good Ride

The Vans Hi-Standard is a super soft friendly boot for learning but it has a drawback.  It’s the very soft toe that lives in the pre over the toe era of bindings before 2003.  If you ride with the strap over the toe the boot collapses, makes you crank it down more and causes pressure on your toes. Or even worse is your bindings can’t crank down far enough to get a grip.  If they stiffened the toe the Hi Standard would be a good soft forgiving beginner boot because it’s all about comfort.

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