November 13, 2020


Snowboard Boot Combines Performance with Everyday Needs

Vans team rider Arthur Longo wanted a boot that simultaneously pushes the boundaries of what’s possible on a snowboard while maintaining a degree of relatability to the general resort-riding population. Designed for cross-terrain adaptability with a lightweight and supportive build, the Hi-Standard Pro has emerged as the perfect boot to handle Longo’s full spectrum of snowboarding dreams.

The Hi-Standard Pro is a team-tested and approved classic for the lace boot purist. It was painstakingly developed to achieve an ideal balance between simplicity and crucial tech function, allowing Longo the creative freedom to attack all types of terrain—a propensity for which makes him one of the most versatile snowboarders out there.

Equipped with proven features like Vans Tongue Lock Down System and PowerCuff Strap, the Hi-Standard Pro offers everything that committed all-terrain riders demand. Additional technical features include Vans V2 UltraCush with Smartwool liner, a first-to-market Merino wool outfitted boot liner which provides new levels of comfort and warmth.

The boot also features V2 POPCUSH —a dual density, 3D-molded, anatomically shaped and PU-blended footbed with a TPU arch support clip for added stability and torsional flex. All-new V2 Waffle Pro outsole is a pro-level blended outsole that provides a lightweight and flexible build for cross-terrain adaptability, making the Hi-Standard Pro perfectly equipped to handle whatever a day in the mountains may entail.

In addition to Longo’s signature apricot/black colorway, the Hi-Standard Pro is available in black/classic white and canteen/red. The Hi-Standard Pro Longo is paired with the Arthur Longo Standard Mid MTE winter boot in blue/black, a downsized version of Vans’ best-selling Standard MTE featuring a waterproof vulcanized lower, waterproof seam-sealed construction, and 100-gram weight insulation package. The Standard Mid MTE is the convergence of classic Vans style and day-to-day winter weather footwear.

The Hi-Standard Pro Arthur Longo and Standard Mid MTE in Arthur Longo signature colorways are now available at Vans Snow retailers and