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Old 11-04-2008, 10:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default new boots (on the stiff side) Driver X vs Ions vs (write in)

I like the burton line of boots; the lacing systems seems to work really well (versus other pull systems like Salomon), and I don't trust Boa.
I've heard some Burton laces snapping, but supposedly they've got to Kevlar now???

Couple general questions/experiences....
I seem to need to go a half size bigger no matter what brand; all shoes fit me at 10.5, but snowboard boots always put me in an big toe is constantly getting smooshed in 10.5s.
This isn't a big deal by itself, except most boots tend to also run on the wide side (and I have narrow feet), so it's hard to get a good fit.
Will the smooshed toe get used to it?

As for stiffness, I tried on the Driver X at REI today and am concerned that they might be too much. They were comfortable, but even after a few minutes felt like they would require quite a bit of break in time.

Any thoughts/opinions from the stiff booters out there?
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