I'm looking for a boot with flex that's in between park and freeride, an all mtn boot and I'm finding manufacturers ratings are BS. It seems like Thirty Two's flex rating is at least 2-3 levels softer than what they say and the majority of boots I find most comfortable I can fold in half with two fingers... I'm finding it's either great fit and marshmallows, or perfect flex rating and uncomfortable, I cannot find the perfect blend.
Anyways I feel bad having to try on every boot in the shop. I was at Sport Chalet for like an hour trying on different boots and I started feeling bad for the guy..
Whats even better is that the boots I went with that felt good in the store ended up giving me numb toes, pain, and hot spots after one day of boarding. So I returned them. They were Nike Vapens, I think I needed to go down half a size but of course they didn't have that.
So if I can get some true 5 flex ratings for different boots regardless of what they actually say that'd really help me a lot.