Snowboard boot upgrade
Been snowboarding for about 5 years. Got out of it the last two seasons and only went 1 time last season. I miss the STOKE and want to get back into it “HARD” this season.
In my 4 years or so…I had experience with 32 lashed, Burton Ruler and Nike Zoom Force 1. Lashed was my favorite out of all 3 and ended up riding most of my seasons on lashed.
Still “FED UP” with a lot of these boots though and feel that my riding can improve with a REALLY GOOD BOOT UPGRADE!!!!
This year I am looking for:
1. A “little bit” STIFFER than the lashed (by not too much though).
2. A “little more” COMFY (no pressure points). Lashed and the other 2 gave me a couple pressure points.
3. A New brand to try…maybe K2, Ride or Salomon.
4. The Whole Nike line…maybe kaiju, vapen or DK instead.
I need some help from someone who has extensive knowledge or experience with all these boots.
SOOOO many choices!!! Help me make the best choice.
1. Male, 25 years old, 5’5”, 155-160 lbs and ride southern Cali resorts. I consider myself an “advancing beginner”. I can go down blues in high speed no problem and can butter. Looking to gain more confidence on a snowboard, do more tricks and do more park stuff.
2. I have small feet for my height and stature (short and a little bit on the stocky side). I am a men’s size 6-7 in snowboard boots but a men’s 7-8 depending on sneakers, shoes and/or other types of footwear.
3. Low to mid arch. I think I am flat foot but I am not sure.
4. Stocky/thick calves. My calves are a little bit bigger and thicker than the average park snowboarder I would guess and thats why I believe I need some stiffer boots to accommodate more muscle.
5. Wide feet. My feet are “moderately” wide at its widest point and that’s why I rode 32's because they seem to fit wide feet better.
6. Can some one list the Nike line from softest to stiffest?
7. Is it true that Nike boots only fit narrow feet? Anyone out there with wide feet that are currently riding Nike boots?
Sorry for the long post. Thanks.