List Price US $159
Vans Mantra Review And Buying Advice
Riding Level Beginner - Advanced
Lacing Type Traditional Lace
Manufactured in


Turn Initiation



True To Size

Boot Width


Comfort Great
Heel Hold Average
Adjustability Average
Reduced Footprint Poor

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

Vans Mantra 2014 - 2010 Review by The Good Ride

The Vans Mantra is a super soft very comfortable beginner boot. We couldn’t get over how comfortable this boot is for the price.  It almost feels more like an ugg boot than a snowboard boot.  If it had a little more stiffness this could be a good beginner boot. The biggest issue is the very soft toe that lives in the pre over the toe era of 2003.  if you ride with over the toe straps because the boot just collapses, makes you crank it down more and cause pressure on your toes. All in all this boot could be a great choice if they stiffened the toe and gave the toe some reinforcement because for a beginner it’s more about comfort than performance.

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