Test: Vans Arthur Longo Hi-Standard Pro

Test: Vans Arthur Longo Hi-Standard Pro

Great performance on any terrain, comfort and style: the Hi-Standard Pro redefine what is possible to do on a snowboard, without neglecting the needs of non-professional riders.

Designed to adapt to any type of terrain, Hi-Standard Pro boots guarantee a light and flexible structure capable of satisfying every need. For lovers of lace-up boots, the Vans Arthur Longo Hi-Standard Pro is a classic model developed to achieve the perfect balance between flexibility and support, simplicity and technological functionality. The Hi-Standard Pro offers everything committed riders in multiple conditions desire. The V2 Ultracush Smartwool Liner is a heat moldable inner boot and features an UltraCush inner layer for superior cushioning. Smartwool Merino wool keeps the feet dry and X-Cage’s updated design offers superior heel hold. The Nylex upper with airflow holes ensures breathability. Traditional lacing remains one of the most reliable systems due to precise control and the ease with which the lace can be changed when it breaks. The Tongue Lock Down Pull System helps keep the tongue down while tightening your boots, to prevent the heel from rising. It ensures more pop than ever.

For: All mountain, Freeride

We Like: A great balance between flexibility and support, simplicity and technological functionality, minimal and timeless design.

 

General Info

Riding level: advance
Flex: medium
Boot characteristics: thermal lining
Riding style: all mountain, freestyle
Rigidity: 6
Lacing system: traditional
Flex: 4-5

Terrain

FREESTYLE 9/10 0
FREERIDE 6/10 0
ALL MTN 9/10 0
JIBBING 7/10 0

Riding Level

BEGINNER 6/10 0
INTERMEDIATE 7/10 0
ADVANCED 9/10 0
PRO 9/10 0

Performance

HANDLING 8/10 0
POP 7/10 0
TORSIONAL FLEX 8/10 0
DESIGN RATE 9/10 0