Customization is king in snowboard boot designs for 2014. The newest boots take a complex, multi-tiered approach to lacing and lacing systems, enabling riders to fine-tune fit and tightness according to preference and style. For targeted and zonal lacing, the Boa Closure System integrates with traditional lacing and other systems. Boots for 2014 are loaded with new tech features and are lighter-weight and higher-performance than ever before. Boot makers have also added new designs and features to accommodate the increase in backcountry split boarding. Solid, neutral tones with bright accent colors and new materials are the dominant theme for style. It's a great time to be a snowboarder.