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    Posted: Dec/31/2011 at 2:01am
I tried the NB 686 and the nike zf1, I've been gone for awhile now and I need help on what other boots I should check out when I come back to the states. I just checked both boots and they were around $150.


What other boots should be looking for? My priced range is under 200.
My riding style is park and mountain and anything that destroys my body.
Need some durable boots.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/31/2011 at 2:17am
anything that fits your feet great and your flex/lacing/etc preferences as well.  brand, color, aesthetic, etc is totally irrelevant.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/31/2011 at 2:30am
The best thing to do is to go to the store with your boarding socks on and try on boots.  Different brands fit your feet differently.  I'am shopping for boots as well and wanted to get the DC judges but they run really small and wouldn't have known it if i didn't try them on.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/31/2011 at 4:09am
if the nike one fits you then get that, if the 686 fits you, then get that. simple as that 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/31/2011 at 4:45am
Originally posted by kel

if the nike one fits you then get that, if the 686 fits you, then get that. simple as that 



Agreed of its not broken dont try and fix it. I have never worn 686 but I know almost everything Nike runs pretty narrow so I would probably stay away from DC because I have found those to be wider, which is what fits me better
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/31/2011 at 6:40am
My last boots were vans mantra after awhile they made the balls of my foot hurt, I burned them. Deployed right now and when I get back I will have limited time to have fun, I was going to order some or go straight to some of the referred ones. My leave time is precious and didn't want to run around in circles.

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I liked the 686 because it was amazingly light and comfy, the nike felt very sturdy and it felt great under my foot. I do however have wide feet. I seen some nice DCs and they were cheap but it could be the fact that their park boots and scout boot aren't that great. I'll reconsider and probably go to the store and try all the new boots and old ones, they should be cheaper.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/31/2011 at 9:33am
Yeah, its never too late to try a pair of boots on. Also, if you are looking at a brand and the store doesnt have the specific boot, I like to check the liner and get a feet for that as well, then do a little research and the boot shaft flex and construction.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/31/2011 at 9:38am
I am a fan of Burton boots because the two models I have owned fit me perfectly...there is nothing more annoying in snowboarding than a pair of boots that do not fit well.  That is the number one priority.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/31/2011 at 9:50am
This is one topic no one can really help you with. You will never get a straight answer as boots are the most personal piece of the setup.

I for example have a slimmer foot, a smaller heel and prefer a comfy/fuzzy boot so many burton boots (moto, ruler) don't work for me. i've had really good luck with the k2 darko. absolutely love this boot. love the features, comfort and still light weight.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/31/2011 at 9:01pm
But hawkeyepnx did bring up a good tip. The liner, the vans boots I had were nice but the reason my foot was hurting was most likely the liner. I like to listen to bad experience and good with the boots that I might have mentioned in this thread.

Also, around Fairbanks they only have a few stores to chose from and I have no choice to try on the boots I want.

Also anyone know anything about the Salomon Dialogue Boots "11. If they run small/big or wide?
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