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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-19-2009, 03:50 PM
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Need help with finding a differnt pair of boots

Well as the title says, I am in need of finding some new boots. Last season I just focused on learning to ride properly and do basic rails and jumps so this year I am wanting to focus on just park riding. Here is what i currently have:

board: ns revolver
boots: vans encore size 11.5
bindings: rome arsenals large

Right now, my boots hurt the backs of my legs real bad when i ride all day and i also get heel lift pretty bad which caused me to get inserts to put in the boots. After a good weekend of boarding, my legs will hurt for 3-4 days after because of the boots. So far I have tried on a bunch of burton and k2 boots and found that the burton freestyles feel great and were more comfortable than shoes I was wearing at the time lol. I was trying to avoid getting boots with laces though since I loved the boa system on the vans but I am willing to sacrifice looks and ease of use for comfort at this point.

So overall, I am just looking to find a good park boot that will still work with my bindings and not kill the backs of my legs. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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David
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-20-2009, 12:16 PM
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Thanks for the info. I suppose I will just go with the freestyles then.
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-20-2009, 01:42 PM
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Have you considered going half a size down since you've got heal lift. Also do both legs hurt or only the back leg ?
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You're in boots that are too big that's your problem.

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Both of my legs hurt. They hurt starting about 3/4 of the way up the boot to the top of the boot on my leg. And yes I was actually going to go down to an 11 if I go with the freestyles. I was just hoping to find something like that with a boa system on them. I am not sure if it is the heel lift or something else that is causing those boots to hurt the backs of my legs though. I do know that most of the other boots I tried on had alot of extra padding in that area over my vans encores though.

Edit: just saw burtonavengers post

Thanks for the info guys, hopefully my next pair of boots will make it much more fun to board.

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I use to have the boa system on my DC boots now I have Burton boots w/ traditional lacing. I suspect that the boa system tightens evenly all across. Unfortunately, my feet isn't even all the way across thus creating pressure points and gaps where there shouldn't be IMO. Maybe Vans boots have different cuffs that truly conform to your feet but not DC. Go b for boots.. definitely think they are more comfy.
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