Nike Snowboarding Vapen Snowboard Boot - Women's
Built upon the idea of the Kaiju boot and reinvented for woman rider who seeks comfort as well as performance, the Nike Women's Vapen Snowboard Boot features the perfect flex for both freeriding and jibbing.
- Traditional lacing provides fail-proof closure and time-proven adjustability
- Phylon midsole absorbs shock and underfoot chatter with half the bulk thanks to the reduced volume of the compressed EVA compound
- Neoprene articulation at instep allows for unrestricted natural forward movement
- High-rebound internal backstay offers full-length energy transmission
- Heat-moldable liner achieves a customized fit as you wear the boot
- Warming Blanket Strobel liner cranks up the heat with a little help from space-age technology
- Dual-density outsole with rubber spikes provides the grip to rip
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These boots were perfect
January 13, 2013
Those other reviews provide readers with no information regarding the boot performance whatsoever For example, I ride ThirtyTwo and they size small too, however upon learning this, I ordered a size larger and I fell in love with my boots.
Size has NOTHING to do with performance, so don't give the boot a bad rating just because YOU COULDN'T FIT THEM.
Anyways, rant over, I bought these for my sister and she literally hasn't taken them off for the entire day. We're in Whistler and she's sitting in them right now. It's going on hour 11.
They're beautifully snug, not bulky or clunky, and pinch perfectly at the heel providing you with a great grip and stable support. Considering these are one of the few Women's boots in the Nike SB line, they do amazing, despite the fact that Beggars can't be Choosers!!!
Now that you know that they size small, HAPPY RIDING!!
January 10, 2013
These are the best boots I've ever ridden. I also got mine a half size too small so I took the insole out and they fit perfectly. The best ankle support I have gotten on a boot in my 10 years of riding. I got the midnight color and they came with navy blue laces which I like better than the pink. The lacing system is super easy to adjust unlike other lacing systems I've used. Cheers to many more days of riding with these badass boots!!
Great snug fit, run very small
January 23, 2013
So, disclaimer being that I haven't gotten to use these on the mountain yet but so far i LOOVE them. By far the most comfortable boot I've worn, easy to get on and off, but wonderfully snug all around my foot. I size between a 6.0 and 6.5 in Burtons (which is why I steered away from them - neither size fits me quite right and no matter what my heel was still lifting on aggressive turns), and as small as a 6.0 in Forum and K2s. On the Nike's however, I had to go all the way up to 7 to make sure my toes weren't curling (but do just scratch the front of the boot). Despite them being size 7, as I said, they give great snug support all the way throughout the boot. Zero heel lift in these.
In terms of lacing, both the inner and outer boot use traditional laces, and I really like them as they allow for complete control in where to tighten. The inner boot laces have a plastic topper so you don't have to tie them, but note that it is a bit stiff at first. I heard that it loosens up and gets easier with use.
I got the granite/black/midnight navy, which is very pretty. The outerlaces are hot pink and the inner laces bright blue, with extra dark blue laces provided.
The inner boots come out completely and are attractive on their own. They've gotten some use around the house as I try to break them in.
I'll update once I've used them while boarding but I expect that they'll provide quite a bit of support and control.
Nike sizes too small
October 19, 2012
Didn't get to even ride with these boots. They looked and seemed cool, but the size is too small. I usually am a size 10 so I ordered a 10 and they were a whole size too small. The bummer part is Nike doesn't make anything larger than 10 for women that could find... So I would suggest ordering a size larger than you normally wear.
October 5, 2012
I normally wear a womens 10 in snowboard boots but these were really small :( It's a bummer because i really wanted to try Nike - they are a good 1/2 size too small.
- so no Nike's for me (at least not this year) Curious to hear what people think of the boot.