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Old 07-12-2014, 11:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, I've gone snowboarding a few times (I'd say 20) and have learned to carve do a few jumps etc. The problem is my regular shoe size is 7.5 and my boots are size 8.5 so my boots are feel super loose at times. I've decided to buy some boots that are size 7.5 but since my bindings are size M they fit 8.5-11. I have been looking for some bindings that are size S but it seems like all the companies have smallest bindings size at M.

tl;dr : If my regular shoe size is 7.5 should i get size 7.5 snowboard boots and are there any size small bindings people would recommend.
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Old 07-13-2014, 01:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You should get what fits you. Most folks are wearing even half or one size smaller boots compared to theyr street shoes.
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Some brands have larger footprint, some have smaller, some are wider, some more narrow a.s.o. You absolutely need to try the boots, try as many as you come across to find some to fit your feet well. Don't buy boots online, it's like roulette. Gloves that don't fit are peanuts, but boots that don't fit can end your day.

As for bindings: look at Burton, they have size S models.
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When trying boots on should they be perfect at first or a little tight? I heard that they do stretch after a while and i guess my worry is that they'll stretch too much or not at all.
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When trying boots on should they be perfect at first or a little tight? I heard that they do stretch after a while and i guess my worry is that they'll stretch too much or not at all.
Tight, but no pressure points and fingers should touch front of the boot, but not too much.
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Tight, but no pressure points and fingers should touch front of the boot, but not too much.
Ya all boots pack out, some more than others.

So they should be at least a little bit tight.


If your fingers are touchin' the front of the boot

You're definitely doin' somethin' WRONG

Take your hand out of the boot.

It should feel much better now.


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The thing about boots is their liners are meant to mold to your feet after use and heat. If you get a pair and it ends up being tight, the shops can heat mold it and make it fit properly. Snug is good and can be fixed.

If you can't find a small, get ladies bindings. All ladies bindings will cover a range of sizes per S,M,L.
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Ya all boots pack out, some more than others.

So they should be at least a little bit tight.


If your fingers are touchin' the front of the boot

You're definitely doin' somethin' WRONG

Take your hand out of the boot.

It should feel much better now.


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