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Implant Snowboard Boots - 1617


As the more lean and clean cousin of the Infuse, the Vans Implant offers a more streamlined construction as host to a fully-loaded feature package. Originating as an opportunity to experiment, the Vans Hybrid Boa Closure System caters to two critical types-- snowboarders who have been riding laces all their life, and riders who've been faithful to the Boa wheel since its inception. The Custom Slide Guide addresses the critical instep and heel areas with pioneering technology that closes unwanted gaps. Whether the result is a complete transition from traditional laces to Boa, or the pursuit of the best of both worlds in a hybrid closure system, the goal of ultimate customization defines the Implant's design, as it does the entire Vans snowboard boot line.


Flex Rating:   Above-Average Support

  • Response Liner:   The Response liner offers a dialed-in fit from the get-go with precision response for any terrain or condition. Add to that the knowledge of Vans footwear development and construction experience and you'll get a liner that you love.
    • Dual-density, heat moldable core
    • Asymmetrical X-cage for nailed-in heel mold
    • Exterior overlay support
    • Closed seam micro suede cuff
    • Dri-Lex® Moisture-wicking lining
    • Comfort Flex toe box
  • V2 Footbed:   Vans snowboard boots are grounded by Vans' premium footbeds, developed in-house with precise attention to detail. With uncompromising effectiveness in mechanical support and dampening, the V2 footbed is the foundation for ultimate and seamless riding comfort.
  • WaffleFlex Outsole:   Vans The WaffleFlex cherry-picks from features used on the Reverse Waffle and the Classic Lite outsoles. The result is unprecedented calibration between dampening and energy return.
  • Vans Hybrid Boa Closure System with Custom Slide Guide:   Vans Featured on the men’s Infuse and Implant, the Hybrid Boa configuration represents the best of both worlds, combining traditional laces with Boa closure focused on the critical instep area of the boot. This configuration allows riders to lace their boots tighter than what can be achieved with traditional laces, as well as make on-the-fly adjustments. The Custom Slide Guide enables further customization of the fit and flex of the boot.
    Vans Customizing the fit of your boots has never been easier or more convenient. The Custom Slide Guide’s anatomical shape provides adjustable fit anywhere along the instep area for added comfort and unmatched heel hold. Featured on the Infuse, Implant and Men’s and Women’s Aura boots.
  • Internal Wrap Harness:   Customize your heel hold with the Internal Wrap Harness as it works in tandem with our comfort-driven liners to provide the best in personalized fit.
  • Reach Around:   Vans Much more than just a standard cuff strap the Reach Around is attached to the inside shell of the boot and provides the versatility to wrap around either the internal liner or the exterior tongue allowing a rider to easily customize the fit and response of their boot.