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    Posted: Apr/19/2010 at 5:53am
Don't listen to shop employees that say you need to get a full size down and they may hurt your feet a few times but they will pack out. If they kill your feet just walking around the store think how bad they will hurt after a day of riding.

Christy Sports is notorious for this tactic.
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  Quote je6ch Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/19/2010 at 8:10am
I'm really new at this so when we buy a boot, it's just one boot not a pair of boots right? So left and right foot does not matter?
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  Quote kkruzcek Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/19/2010 at 8:21am
boot sizing can be a pain. Especially because like shoes, each boot company's sizing is a little different. Which has always confused me... if they have a uniform scale, shouldn't the size be uniform to match the scale? But I have a pair of Lamar team boots and a pair of vans boots and the lamar's are size 11.5 while the vans are size 10... both fit very nicely. It really is quite dumb.
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  Quote NGremlin! Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/19/2010 at 8:24am
Originally posted by je6ch

I'm really new at this so when we buy a boot, it's just one boot not a pair of boots right? So left and right foot does not matter?

Boots definitely come in a pair! When you try on the boots, if one of your feet is a little larger than the other, get the pair to fit your larger foot. 
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  Quote sgreen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/07/2010 at 12:02pm
Originally posted by Jdub1123

from what ive heard its better to get it done by the retailer if you want to heat mold, otherwise you can just let the first few day on the hill "heat mold them."


Does that actually work? Also, how difficult is it to work with Thermo-fit liners, like the ones in Head snowboard boots? Thanks.
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How often do you replace your boots? I have Burton Rulers that are 3 seasons old and getting a bit beat up but still functional/
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  Quote stehoul199 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/09/2010 at 6:35am
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How often do you replace your boots? I have Burton Rulers that are 3 seasons old and getting a bit beat up but still functional/

I replace mine when they are so worn out that they dont give me anymore support anymore
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  Quote snowmen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/09/2010 at 8:24am
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Originally posted by snowmen

How often do you replace your boots? I have Burton Rulers that are 3 seasons old and getting a bit beat up but still functional/

I replace mine when they are so worn out that they dont give me anymore support anymore
 
Thanks for the reply. I think the support is still OK although heel lift seems to be worse than when they were new.
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  Quote snowmen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/09/2010 at 3:03pm

Does anyone have the Burton Ion's? What do you like/dislike about them? How does the heel hold system work?

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  Quote jesper_45 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/09/2010 at 3:08pm
how much do boots actually pack out? does it depend on the boot or are most boots roughly the same?
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OMG!! Information overload!! Haha! Thanks everyone for all the great info...now all I need is money to buy everything.
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  Quote myungsup Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/13/2010 at 9:39pm
i have a question. and i'm sure people are just gonna say "tighten them". i went to the store to try on burton motos today. they were snug on my feet. my foot wouldn't wiggle around in them but the boot wasn't crushing my feet either. but uh up on the boot.. my calf had a lot of room to wiggle around. i swear i pulled those strong things as hard as i could and it wouldn't get any tighter. is that how it's supposed to be?
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  Quote surgyon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/13/2010 at 10:07pm
any heel lift?
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  Quote myungsup Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/13/2010 at 10:25pm
crap. i want to say a little bit? but maybe not. i think i'll go bakc to the store and try them again. if there is heal lift, what does that imply? boot's too big?
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  Quote chrisc1024 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/13/2010 at 7:04pm
does anyone have the salomon savage and have any feedback on them?
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  Quote haut92 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/15/2010 at 3:49pm
Are all salomons as small of footbed as the F20 or is it just the F series?


Any recommendation of salomon boots if money is no option?
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  Quote Ruberduky9 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/15/2010 at 4:11pm
I have owned 2 pairs of Salomon boots in the past and they were both awesome boots. I owned the 2005 Salomon F24's and they were incredible boots.

very stiff and responsive, great feel and support, and also lasted me 2 seasons as a snowboard instructor with 100 plus days each season so they lasted forever.

The new Malamutes would be my recommendation if money is no option.
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  Quote Angry Midget Yo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/16/2010 at 8:53am
Originally posted by myungsup

crap. i want to say a little bit? but maybe not. i think i'll go bakc to the store and try them again. if there is heal lift, what does that imply? boot's too big?


You would need to get the boot fitted, for heel lift you can try J bars or C bars around the ankles or a heel lift pad.
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  Quote simsimi1004 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/18/2010 at 9:40pm
my feet unproportionally wide to its length so my foot length is 9-9.5 but width should be a size 10ish.
last week at rentals i wore a 9.5 but i ordered a size 10 couple days ago. i hope it works out
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  Quote amottola Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/09/2012 at 4:55am
What are some good boots for free riding size 11?
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