The Encore OG is a simple straightforward boot with classic Vans styling. But just because it's a beginner boot doesn't mean it can't have a little steezee. The Vans Encore OG is built to be a softer boot best for beginners, but it can also be a great option for someone looking for a flexible park boot. This makes it easier to press and tweak without fighting the boot. The heat moldable liner has a flexible neoprene toe box that will minimize toe pressure for all day comfort. Combined with Vans Heat Retention 360° thermal layer that wraps the toe box for all day warmth this entry level boot comes packed with more than most at this price.
Type of Terrain: All Mountain
Ability Level: Beginner, Beginner Plus
We Recommend This For
-The Vans Encore OG is ideal for someone looking for their first boot out of rentals, but is still a beginner working towards intermediate level riding. Not a great for taller or heavier riders unless you want a super flexible boot for the park.
- Flex: 4/10
- Vans BOA® Fit Coiler
- V1 Ultracush Liner
- Heat Retention 360°
- Pleasure Cuff
- V1 liner harness
- Instep Flex Zone (Boa® Specific)
- V1 PopCush footbed
- V1 Waffle Lug outsole
Beginner plus boots are ideal for your first pair of boots out of rentals, whether you are still on the bunny hill or working on your first blue runs. They are forgiving enough, but offer superior comfort compared to a rental boot.
Medium-soft boots offer more support and stability as you progress, allowing you more control as your confidence and ability grow. They tend to be more comfortable as well as they offer basic heat-molding and custom fitting capabilities.
Vans BOA® Fit Coiler
This tongue-mounted single dial provides an effortless, precision fit for on-the-fly micro-adjustments. A spring-loaded coiler spool automatically retracts cable lace slack for a quick and efficient fit.
V1 Ultracush Liner
Ultracush provides an interior cushioning layer for all day comfort, a dual density heat moldable core for a more custom fit, a flexible neoprene toe box, and a brushed fleece cuff.
Heat Retention 360°
All Vans snowboard boots feature a newly improved thermal retention layer that provides a 360° wrap of the liner that keeps heat in and cold out, ensuring all-day warmth and comfort.
The supple elasticity of the PleasureCuff delivers a cushioned, comfortable fit that keeps your calves supported.
Instep Flex Zone (Boa® Specific)
The Instep Flex Zone functions to maintain natural ankle flexion in your boot, whether in or out of your bindings.
V1 PopCush footbed
A single density construction footbed with advanced 3D molded anatomical shape provides support while reducing foot fatigue. Built with airflow perforations and a Nylex moisture wicking top sheet for when things heat up.
V1 Waffle Lug outsole
Paying tribute to the timeless vulcanized look that put Vans on the map, this aggressive reverse waffle lug pattern is ideal for all-mountain and street performance. Expect high levels of boardfeel and traction.
Fit Tip: C+ width with medium volume fit in heel and instep
Buying the right boots online isn’t easy. At Berg’s we always recommend that you get sized properly by a boot fitter to get the best results. Finding the proper fit is vital to performance and comfort and all models have a different fit and shape. If you would like some general tips on how a boot should fit, please scroll down to the bottom of the page.
Vans warrants this product to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of 1-year from the original date of purchase at retail. Product replacements are under warranty for the remainder of the original warranty only. Your warranty does not cover any cosmetic damage caused by normal use.
Fitting Your Boots
– To properly assess the fit of any boot you must lace or buckle it completely. The boot will feel small until you do this because your toes will be pushed to the front until laced or buckled. Also, keep in mind all boot liners stretch out and get bigger.
– First, lace or buckle the boot loosely. Next, flex into the boot to drive your heel into the heel pocket. Doing this makes room for your toes. Lastly, finish lacing or buckling the boot in a flexed position.
– Be sure to wear the boots for at least 10 minutes fully laced or buckled before making a determination. Remember these boots are not made for walking, keep your knees slightly bent and flexed forward into riding position. When doing this your heels should be pushed into the back of the boot and your toes should be comfortable.
– You should wear the thinnest sock you are comfortable with. Blood flow is the number one thing that keeps your feet warm. Adding more material around your feet with thicker socks increases the chances of reducing blood flow.
– To help your foot sit properly in your boot, you may consider an aftermarket footbed like Superfeet® or Sidas®. A footbed with arch support, not just cushion, helps align your foot in the shell and alleviates pressure points. Footbeds should be sized to your arch height and length, not your shoe size.
– Spend some time choosing your boots, they are the most important piece of your gear!