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It’s hard to argue that a good pair of boots are the most important part of your setup. This is because every footprint is different. Be it flat arches, unusual width, bunions, claw toes, heel fissures, ingrown toenails, Morton’s toe, Morton’s neuroma, over pronation, under pronation, plantar fasciitis, post-tib tendonitis, sesamoiditis, Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT), athlete’s foot, corns, hammer toes, mallet toes, arthritis, jungle rot, arch strain, calluses, heel spurs, metatarsalgia, neuropathy, or if you’re pregnant, there’s a lot that goes into foot pain. Luckily for you, on these pages, there are a lot of boots that your foot goes into in order to help alleviate discomfort on the hill via heat moldable liners. Essentially, boots that boast this technology use special technology to provide you with a boot liner that reacts to heat—be it a simple hair dryer or a customized heat moldable device that many core retailers offer—in order to form perfectly around your foot, no matter the shape or size. Plainly put, there aren’t many boots on the market that kick as much ass as these in any conditions, but you can count on the fact that when these manufacturers churned out these pieces of formidable footwear, they certainly broke the mold. -Tom Monterosso

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Burton Viking

Burton.com MSRP: $449.95

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Vans Infuse

Vanssnow.com MSRP: $359.95

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Thirtytwo Ultralight 2

Thirtytwo.com MSRP: $399.99

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K2 Maysis

K2snowboarding.com MSRP: $399.95

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Ride Triad

Ridesnowboards.com MSRP: $229.95

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DC Mutiny

Dcshoeco.com MSRP: $199.95

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Adidas Energy Boost

Adidassnowboarding.com MSRP: $499.99

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Salomon Malamute

Salomonsnowboard.com MSRP: $349.99