After over an decade with Burton, Austrian snowboarder Gigi Ruf became the newest pro rider, after Danny Kass, to have a signature snowboarding boots with Nike Snowboarding. Being that Ruf is a die-hard fan of his local soccer club, the SC Bregenz. Designers at Nike decided to add certain elements from its 2010 World Cup success, the Mercurial Vapor boots, to Ruf’s signature Zoom Kaiju Premium QS. What they ended up with is a one of the most striking snowboarding boots of the year. The first thing anyone will notice is the turquoise colorway, which harks back to the Nike SB Tiffany Dunk so many years ago. A internal Nike Flywire overlay made certain the boot is light with amble support. Riders can arch around the their midfoot area thanks to a Nike Free inspired outsole meanwhile a OUTLAST insulation keep those feet toasty in the sub zero climate. And like the mentioned Mercurial Vapor soccer boots, the Gigi Ruf x Nike Snowboarding Zoom Kaiju Premium QS will change through a gradation of color thanks to a UV reactive upper and toe cap. Available starting this week at select Nike Snowboarding retail location worldwide, including Kashina of South Korea.