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Old 10-14-2012, 08:43 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Ive been riding some burton ions the past two seasons and they are pretty dead and loose, so I'm into the market for new boots.

I ride a 160 Sherlock with some malavitas and have an all mountain riding style.

I'm looking for a stiffer boot that you can shread in all day long. I have a size 11 pretty normal foot. Kinda skinny in the heel and pretty wide flat toe area, I guess you can say I have very picky feet and takes me a while to adjust to new boots

So what do you guys recommend? I'd love to just throw and a new pair and not have to worry about pressure points or a perfect fit so I don't go numb. Do boots like this actually exist? I've been reading up on the solomon synapse and they seem nice but maybe a little to soft, also looked at the malamutes that seem stiffer

So I'll stop blabbering,

Thanks for the help guys

Ps. Anyone know a good shop around Calgary for Solomon?
I have super narrow ankles, wide toes, and flat feet like ou and without a question Nitro boots are the way to go. The Nitro Selects come with a removable plastic insert that makes it pretty stiff for freeriding, but you can remove for park. The link I listed is from Backcountry.com, which will ship to your for free to US/Canada and will accept the returned boot EVEN if you ride it and decide you don't like it for a FULL REFUND.


I've owned the 32 Tm-Two and ridden the Prime. 32boots are just super soft in general... the Tm-Two is like a 5 out of 10 and went to mush after 30 days. The Prime was only marginally better. Salomons are better, but the heel is still a little wide (I get heel lift). Nitro is the BEST for narrow heel wide toes (I have flat feet too, but custom footbeds are what fix that problem)

In my search for boots I have tried multiple models of Burton, Ride, K2, DCshoes, Vans, 32, Salomon (F22, F24, Dialogue, Synapse, Malamute, and Nitros boots.
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