46, 6 years riding. Speed lace, very stiff boot (Burton DriverX) great support, adjustable inserts. love ' em.
Originally Posted by jackqm
So I have been riding about a year, purchased some almost new boots and a board last year and was thinking of upgrading the boots. The ones I currently have are burton lace up style from like 2008.
I went to the local shop and came away more than confused.
My daughter has some boots that you simply pull up on two straps on the side and they are tight. So I thought about getting a pair of those, but the folks at the shop tell me, oh no no no, you want these blah blah blah boots becuase the lace up ones are better..... So I go to another shop and they tell me exactly the opposite.
Now I am a old fart (40) and am not looking at doing ANY stunts, tricks or stuff like that. I like to go through powder and just have a good time playing on the side of the mountain.
My question is simple, are regular lace up better than the two string deal?
I guess I have another one, what about the velcro straps, my current ones have them but I dont see they do a whole heck of a lot. So do they need those?
Any brands to steer clear of?
Again I just want to go down the hill in comfort.