Boot Solutions Japan

The Custom Bootfitting Specialists.

Boot Solutions in Niseko and Hakuba Japan is a specialist custom ski boot and snowboard boot fitting operation.

Boot Solutions is owned and operated by experienced Foot & Ankle Surgeon Dr Ned Buckley. Through a unique combination of medical, biomechanical and technical knowledge, Ned and his team of qualified bootfitters are able to offer clients an unrivalled boot fitting experience.

We offer an extensive range of ski and snowboard boots, with over 120 different models from 11 leading brands. We also have a fantastic selection of quality European winter footwear.

Our new store at Hilton Niseko Village (opening December 2018) will also be offering premium ski and snowboard rentals and retail.

Men's Snowboard Boots 2020

We are proud to offer an extensive range of Men's snowboard boots, from leading brands Deeluxe, Nitro, Ride, K2 and Salomon. 



For over a decade, this team favorite has destroyed everything in sight with the ultimate in freestyle comfort precision. Setting the bar higher season after season, this year we have introduced our new ORTHOLITE® DUAL DENSITY FOOTBED in the D3O® ENHANCED CLOUD 9 LINER for improved all day comfort. The NEW VIBRAM® OUTSOLE MADE OF VIBRAM® ICETREK COMPOUND and ARMORED SPINE provide unparalleled durability and sure foothold on and off the board. The boot of choice for riders like Eero Ettala and Marcus Kleveland, the Team is legendary for its stacked technology and comfort, with its AIR DAMPENING, FLEX LINK DESIGN, and THERMINATOR SHIELD delivering seamless support, comfort, response, and warmth day after day.

Bootfitter's comments: The Team is the flagship boot in Nitro’s range. Featuring a medium-firm flex, precise liner, and Nitro's proven TLS lacing system, the Team provides all-day performance and response.

Available in our Niseko store.



No other boot has helped progress more riders to new levels in and out of the park. Offering the perfect blend of precision, strength, fit, and warmth in a comfortable lightweight package. The RUBBER OUTSOLE, EVA MIDSOLE, and FLEX LINK DESIGN provide the ultimate foothold, durability, and flex, while providing a broken-in feel right out of the box. For riders looking for a mid level-flexing boot that offers all the support for hitting the big jump, dropping the biggest cliffs, and burliest features. Fit and a sure foothold are what make a great pair of boots great and our CLOUD 5 LINER and DUAL DENSITY FOOTBED provide just that while keeping your feet warmer than a pair of Sorels. True Fit and Comfort are just a step away.

Bootfitter's comments: The Venture is Nitro's premium freestyle boot, featuring a medium flex, Nitro's precise fit, and enough durability to stand up to a day-in day-out beating in the park. 

Available in our Niseko store.



Generations of the best of the best fit, comfort, and performance technologies build up this bang for your buck snowboard boot. Channeling years of boot building expertise has created one of the best do it all snowboard boots, from burly AK lines to jibbing in the park, the Anthem delivers. Equipped with our surefooted RUBBER/EVA OUTSOLE and delivering dreamy comfort in our CLOUD 3 LINER you are guaranteed to enjoy every single turn, ollie, slide, slash, all year long! No matter the conditions this is the most dependable boot on the mountain.

Bootfitter's comments: The Anthem packs all of Nitro's tech and boot building expertise into a medium-soft, affordable package that provides a precise fit and durable performance. Perfect for the first-time buyer looking for a boot to take their riding to the next level.

Available in our Niseko store.



The Capital was introduced last season as Nitro´s #1 performance boot, with its Internal Ankle Support, Power Tongue Stiffener, so this year the R&D department has taken the boot one step further with offering more customizable options and features to allow you to fine tune the performance of the Capital like the true ATV it is. The new Hike `N` Ride Construction, Adjustable Forward Lean, and Armored Spine allow you to take the Capital deep into the backcountry on your splitboard with ease, while also allowing for fine tuned performance all around the mountain. Don't worry, if you plan on getting extra gnarly and summiting some icy peaks with crampons than the new EVA Midsoles with Crampon Protection Zones are built for extra durability and will reduce wear and tear from the rigid crampons. The Air Dampening technology combined with Nitro´s Therminator Shield and THERM-IC® Heating option will keep your feet comfortable and warm no matter the conditions. Grip and tread durability has been equally advanced with the Vibram® Outsole made of Icetrek™ and Arctic Grip Vibram ® Compounds with D3O® Shock Absorption to allow you to summit the iciest of faces to get to the powder that is out of reach for most with ease. The progression of advanced boot technology is key to allowing riders to continue progressing their own riding, and with the Nitro Capital snowboard boot you are destined to reach new peaks and goals on and off the board.

Bootfitter’s comments: This season we’re excited to add Nitro’s Capital boot to our snowboard boot range. Featuring Nitro’s proven TLS lacing, a reinforced spine and a removable Power Tongue Stiffener, the Capital is built for lasting performance and adjustability. An outsole built with Vibram Icetrek and ArcticGrip rubber will keep you upright on distant peaks and icy streets!

Available in our Niseko store.



If you consider the entire mountain your domain, the Empire awaits you. Our flagship boot features a timeless, asymmetrical design for pushing progression. From kickers to cliffs, the Empire can handle it all.

Bootfitter’s comments: Featuring a mid-firm flex, and Deeluxe’s slightly softer (but still fully custom) TF liner, the Empire is a great everyday boot for almost any rider!

Available in our Niseko and Niseko Village stores.

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As Deeluxe’s best-selling boot, the ID blends a timeless design with inspired technology. A D-Lug sole features Slytech One foam for additional cushioning and a Thermo Block insulation layer. It’s also available with any of our liners and can sport an optional TPS shield. Slay the whole mountain.

Bootfitter’s comments: A top-quality boot with a medium flex and a wider forefoot, the ID Team is a great option for those looking to progress their riding in comfort.

Available in our Niseko and Niseko Village stores.



Get mechanical assistance from the most responsive and supportive boot out there—The Malamute Snowboard Boot comes complete with an Integrated Heel Strap, Salomon’s Power Frame, paired with Energizer Bars that ensure a long lasting and a customizable flex pattern. A Custom Fit Pro Liner for unrivaled comfort and a convenient Power Lock Lacing system. Get even more traction and comfort with the Hike Outsole, a Ortholite C3 insole with dual density memory foam, plus an EVA heelcup.

Bootfitter’s comments: A super-stiff and precise boot for hard charging all-mountain riders, the Malamute has been a favourite of ours for some time. Adjustable fit an flex allow the boot to be tuned to your needs.

Available in our Niseko store.



The all-mountain performance boot for the adventurous rider. The versatile Synapse features a premium construction and a lightweight Response Liner that breathes when feet overheat and helps defy the cold weather. Loaded with tech for traction, support, and a custom fit right out of the box.

Bootfitter’s comments: A bestselling all-mountain boot from Salomon, the Synapse offers a medium-firm flex, and packs in plenty of tech for lasting all-mountain performance. A full custom liner, Salomon’s Powerlock lacing system, and two different width options make dialling in the fit easier than ever!

Available in our Niseko store.



A freestyle mainstay in our line for years, the Dialogue snowboard boot just keeps getting better. Salomon’s RF3 lateral flex panels deliver the perfect balance of support and freedom of movement. The Gold 3D Flex Liner and the Ortholite C2 memory foam insole hands over instant fit for park lap, after park lap, after park lap, after…you get the idea.

Bootfitter's comments: Proven freestyle performance and durability! The Dialogue offers a medium flex, and is available in two different width fittings to accommodate any foot shape!

Available in our Hakuba stores.



The Thraxis offers more on the fly fit tuning than any other boot you can buy. With three Boa® reels controlling one internal and two external lace zones there is no better way to ensure proper fit. Now with a new Vibram® outsole that is rooted in mountaineering trade tradition the Thraxis is next level snowboarding footwear.

Bootfitter’s comments: Triple Boa for ultimate fit tuning, the Thraxis is light, stiff and comfortable to keep you on the mountain all day.

Available in our Niseko, Hakuba and Niseko Village stores.



Street sessions and park lapping are hard on your kit and your feet. We’ve designed the Darko for no nonsense comfort and durability, and added our new BOA® Mobility Conda for superior heel hold without sacrificing range of motion of your ankle. Combined with heat moldable Intuition® liners and traditional laces for max fit, the Darko is a K2 classic that will keep your feet warm, comfortable, and dry.

Bootfitter’s comments: Lightweight, with a smooth flex, proven fit and the reliability and precision of traditional laces, the Darko is a long-standing freestyle classic!

Available in our Niseko store.



Simply put, the K2 Holgate was built for the riders that are tough on their gear and demand response when they are ready to charge. In order to welcome the Holgate to family, we packed it full of an endless list of features; Intuition® SpaceHeater™ liner, Boa® Conda™ heel retention system, Endo™ 2.0, and a beefy Vibram® V4 outsole.

Bootfitter’s comments: A brand new boot from K2 this season, the Holgate is a durable and stiff boot built for all-mountain domination. Featuring K2’s Endo 2.0 construction and an articulating upper for a consistent and predictable flex, and rubber reinforcements and a Vibram sole for improved durability and grip.

Available in our Niseko, Niseko Village and Hakuba Stores



No need to adjust your meds, the Insano will take you to new levels of crazy with proven performance features and the latest in lightweight goodness. The Insano features the premium fit of our Intuition™ Dream Liner and Boa® Focus lacing with the Closer™ lace guide, along with the ultra-premium Michelin® Peak Sole for a barefoot light feel. Offering first-class function and a precise fit, this charging snowboard boot commands on hill respect.


Bootfitter’s comments: Serious performance and durability from Ride. The Insano fits that little bit snugger than a lot of competitors, giving awesome heel hold and instant response from your board.

Available in our Niseko and Hakuba stores.



Rounding up the best, and most durable snowboard boot features, the Lasso has what it takes to provide rides with a lasting comfortable fit, and on-the-fly adjustment. Featuring the Tongue Tied™ Boa® closure system for award-winning heel hold, the easy-to-use shell lacing Boa® coiler, and supportive Intuition™ foam liner for a superior fit out of the gate. Ideal for all mountain freestyle riders, these Lasso snowboard boots will have you tackling terrain with new-found fervor.

Bootfitter’s comments: A highly adjustable, supportive boot for anyone from the first-time buyer to the seasoned rider who wants a softer flex. Snugger heel pocket and Ride’s Tongue Tied system keep things precise and responsive.

Available in our Niseko and Hakuba stores


 Niseko Hirafu: +81 (0)136 55 5695          Niseko Village: +81 (0) 90 7644 8419        Hakuba:  +81 (0)80 8629-2589