With Spring right around the corner, and summer following close behind, it is time to break out this years “Boardshort Preview.” 2012 is the year of the infinite stretch and seamless comfort. With every brand pouring all of their finances into boardshort R&D it is no wonder why this years preview is packed full of surprises. Check out which styles tickle your fancy from the brands below and look out next week for part two of this years “Boardshort Preview.”

LIQUID FORCE “Big House”

MSRP: $65

liquidforce.com

ALPINESTARS

“Contender Strip”    “HD2 Velocity”     “Hero Blend”

MSRP: $53            MSRP: $90         MSRP: $57

alpinestars.com

NIKE “Legacy GS”

MSRP: $125

nike.com

O’NEILL “Hyper Freak XT2″

MSRP: $100

oneill.com

FOX “Optima”

MSRP: $99.50

foxhead.com

REEF

“My Name is Plaid Stripe”

MSRP: $90

reef.com

VANS

“Gnarwal”         “Era Classic”         “Era Classic”

MSRP: $69       MSRP: $45           MSRP: $45

vans.com