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    Posted: Oct/30/2006 at 1:15pm

i think it would be good to have a boots buying guide.  things to look for.  which brands for a certain type of feet (wide/narrow). how they should fit. what boots have a smaller footprint.  different lacing systems.

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The BOA system of K2, DC and Forum is mad. I've got the 2005 DC Judge and they can be tightened to stop blood flow if you really want.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/30/2006 at 6:56pm
There should be a 101 forum.. Boots 101, Snowboarding 101, Tuning 101, etc... it'd be pretty useful.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/31/2006 at 6:33am
In all honesty you can't say that a specific boot works better with a certain type of foot, as no 2 feet are exactly the same. As you get older your foot will constantly change the best thing to do is invest in custom footbeds and go to a shop that properly knows how to boot fit.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/08/2006 at 5:30pm
ya u cant say a boot is good for this kind of foot, go to a shop get fitted right and your set..
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/08/2006 at 6:52pm
i was referring to more of what flex/support does on different boots, traction on boots, different types of lacing systems and the pros/minuses, etc.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/26/2006 at 7:04am
I heard burton boots are like a 1/2 size bigger or smaller than regular shoes i cant remember thoug
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/26/2006 at 8:47pm
....In reply to getting fitted.
 
This is true, but their definately some general trends among style of boots and munfactures. I for one fit very well into the Salomon F-Series boots. We find that narrow feet and narrow heels do well in these foots. A custom footbed is always a great choice. I have the 150 dollar Superfeet corks in my race boots. However, the foot bed is really only  applicable to arch support and the formation of the bottom of your foot. The rest is up to the boot.


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step 1. go to a reputable shop (or an online store that is willing to help you with fit and offer you return opportunities for free like Sierra)

step 2. try on the boots at the end of the day with snowboard socks on (or whatevery socks you ride in). end of the day? yep as the blood pools to your feet by the end of the day, making them swell slightly.

step 3. walk around the store (or house). simulate carving (bend your knees and rock back on your heels or rock forward on your toes). walk around some more.

step 4. keep walking around. check out what is playing on the TV at the shop or at home.

step 5. check to see how they might fit with your bindings. be gentle as you don't really own the boots yet.

step 6. inquire about any performance features. hopefully they have heat molding Options.

step 7. smile. you got some killer boots that fit. it's probably been 20 minutes in the boots so you get a good feel on how they would fit on your feet.

step 8. pay for your boots (if you are in the store) and get those suckers heat molded!

step 9. buy other shit like orthodics if your feet are like 99.9999% of the population (wacked feet).

step 10. SHRED! LOL
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/03/2006 at 10:43am
I agree with you completely. Good points. IMHO the worst thing you can do is straight up buy a boot without trying them on. It is very risky! But I used to go to my local way overpriced shop and try on boots I couldn't afford. Found the perfect size and bought from a place that I could afford.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/26/2007 at 11:25am
i wear a size 12 sneaker and i went to my local store to try on the burton rulers in a size 11.  Its a bit snug but the rep there said these things will eventually loosen up a bit and conform to your foot. 

I dont know if I should get a 11.5 or a 11 based on what he said.

its not that tight on my foot, but I dont want to find out later after I rode on it my foot starts hurting.....
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/29/2007 at 7:03pm
Originally posted by Nu-Nu

There should be a 101 forum.. Boots 101, Snowboarding 101, Tuning 101, etc... it'd be pretty useful.
great idea!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/11/2008 at 7:18pm
Originally posted by brodster

I agree with you completely. Good points. IMHO the worst thing you can do is straight up buy a boot without trying them on. It is very risky! But I used to go to my local way overpriced shop and try on boots I couldn't afford. Found the perfect size and bought from a place that I could afford.


Yeah dave did this too and i reckon its the best idea. If you can find a decent boot fitter(harder for me out here in oz) then get them to get you the best fitting boots for you and then buy them from SS or somewhere:D its certainly the way im going to go as Oz is soo damn expensive for anything to do with snowboarding
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/24/2008 at 3:11pm
Originally posted by Dr. Nu-Nu

There should be a 101 forum.. Boots 101, Snowboarding 101, Tuning 101, etc... it'd be pretty useful.
 
agreed i know my boards and bindings but ive never looked into boots. would be very useful
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/03/2010 at 12:24am
I would love to see a 101 forum. I'm searching for info on boots now and wading through tonnes of posts with not much help!
I think the "go to the shop and try" is getting way overdone though, you need to remember that some people don't like anywhere near a shop and that travelling to a shop may cost them just as much as the boots themselves, so buying online is the only viable choice!

I'd love to hear anyones reccomendations on boots especially which they think fit narrow, wide, longer, tighter ect..
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/03/2010 at 12:35am
Originally posted by Gf_intelligence

I would love to see a 101 forum. I'm searching for info on boots now and wading through tonnes of posts with not much help!
I think the "go to the shop and try" is getting way overdone though, you need to remember that some people don't like anywhere near a shop and that travelling to a shop may cost them just as much as the boots themselves, so buying online is the only viable choice!

I'd love to hear anyones reccomendations on boots especially which they think fit narrow, wide, longer, tighter ect..

read both those long posts, and especially the link to the burton site at the end of the first post.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/03/2010 at 12:46am
boots 101 would be nice, but there is a search function on this site, and there have been plenty of discussions on boots, fit, and brands...just takes a little time to find them, like ten seconds, as demonstrated by spenser above...plus the sierra site has info on it too. follow hoons advice and try on as many boots as you can. as an example, my wife is looking for new boots, we went to the shop and she tried on five different brands, nearly twenty different models...and still hasn't found what she is lookin for, Women. Ippy where are you, boots 101 sounds like a new project for you...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/12/2010 at 12:25pm
I absolutely hate the boa system. It is a great idea in theory but unless you only ride 5 days a year dont buy it. I had my dc's for about 40 last year and the wire would get tangled in the spool to the point it wouldnt release and i would have to take the spool off to get to my boot. Stick to laces proven system for hundreds of years. Nike Zoom Force boots so sick most comfy boot out there.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/12/2010 at 12:29pm
I have burton jermey jones and forum kickers and they both are the same size of my regular shoes
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/12/2010 at 12:42pm
I suppose a buying guide is a nice start... but you still gotta try them on... at least I believe you need to.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/17/2010 at 3:50am
Originally posted by spenser

Originally posted by Gf_intelligence

I would love to see a 101 forum. I'm searching for info on boots now and wading through tonnes of posts with not much help!
I think the "go to the shop and try" is getting way overdone though, you need to remember that some people don't like anywhere near a shop and that travelling to a shop may cost them just as much as the boots themselves, so buying online is the only viable choice!

I'd love to hear anyones reccomendations on boots especially which they think fit narrow, wide, longer, tighter ect..

read both those long posts, and especially the link to the burton site at the end of the first post.
 

Spenser's post there pretty much nails it.
You want a nice snug fit, and your toes should slightly curl, but when bending your knees or getting into your riding stance they should come off slightly if any at all.

An easy way to remember your mondo pt size (length of your foot in cms)
is size 9(US)mens = 27 cms -- 2+7 = 9 

A good thing to do before you get out to those shops is to make your self aware of how big your foot is by getting the exact measurements.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/17/2010 at 12:06pm
I am wondering if boots generally run around the same for each company or should I try them on before I buy them online
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/17/2010 at 12:08pm
Originally posted by lineskis

I am wondering if boots generally run around the same for each company or should I try them on before I buy them online
honest question... have you read any of the posts in any of the boot threads at all?
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Anyone know how stiffness plays a role in riding?  I've been wondering if I have been riding too soft of boot.  
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/17/2010 at 12:14pm
stiffer = more instant reponse, more power.  but theres a balance.  as you get stiffer, you get more control basically, but when you reach a certain point (this depends on preference and skill level among other things) the stiffness can actually start to make it harder to control, ie it controls you more so.

i like a fairly firm boot.  with a softer boot i dont get the response i need so its not as easy to control, but when i got up to the stiffness of the driver x, it was too much and harder to control (for different reasons) for my preferences
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Does it help with pop at all?  
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/17/2010 at 12:20pm
i dont know, you might find it to, others wont.  it doesnt change your board at all obviously, but with the support that works best for you, it can affect all aspects of your riding.  pop is part of your ability to control your board, so maybe it can help in some way.
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So I'am thinking about buying full tilt boots but they are a little pricey and I am wondering if I would even notice the difference since I'am an intermediate skier
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anyone here or noobs in need of a boot buying guide.
heres a good one.
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the guide mentions insoles. The insoles do change the fitment of the heel of a boot. if you do have insoles, bring them along with you. I had better fitment in some 32 boots after swapping out the insoles.
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