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Old 10-14-2009, 01:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Buying my first pair of snowboard boots and I'm looking for a super comfortable pair for under 200 CAD. Of course comfortable and dry and my two main concern. I THINK I WOULD PREFER LACE-UPS RATHER THAN ALL THE FANCY TRANSFORMER STYLE BOOTS OUT RIGHT NOW. Any suggestions as to make and style?
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Old 10-14-2009, 01:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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doesn't matter what brand or how much they cost. find any pair that are completely comfortable and snug to your feet. don't skimp on the price but don't buy the most expensive pair even if you don't need them. make sure there's no pinching, cramping, or poor circulation. generally downsize about half a size from your normal street shoes to find the perfect fit where your toes barely touch the end of the boot and make sure your heel and ankle are cupped with proper support.

i, myself, fit perfectly into 32 boots since i've got flat wide feet and their boots offer great support and are wide enough to fit comfortably. some people have complaints about their durability but i've had no such problem with mine.
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Old 10-14-2009, 01:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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go to the store and try them on ?
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Old 10-14-2009, 01:37 PM   #4 (permalink)
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yeah like kyou said ... boots are the one item where you need to check all your assumptions at the door ... tell the shop employee what you want in a boot and let him point you in the right direction. let him know if you have high arches, skinny feet, or what ever. Dont worry about brand and just keep tryin them on until you find the perfect pair... even if its a company you thinks lame dont worry your boots are only about 10% exposed on the mtn anyways haha
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Old 10-14-2009, 01:41 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Everyones feet are different.

And anyone on this board will tell you to spend cash on boots before anything else.


Boots have the most potential to limit your riding. If you get a pair of boots that dont fit your foot, youll get cold feet, sore, pains... etc
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Old 10-14-2009, 04:06 PM   #6 (permalink)
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For the record i want these ballin transformer boots he speaks of.
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Old 10-14-2009, 04:09 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I want a transformer that turns into a board boot and bindings
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Isn't there like 5 threads about this? I got an idea, get some steeltoes and some glue...
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Old 10-14-2009, 04:13 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Snowboarding is a 'feet first' sport. in order of importance, spend the most on boots, then bindings, then board.
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Old 10-14-2009, 04:30 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Try on boots and find the pair that fits your feet and your riding style the best. Whether they turn out to be cheap or expensive, it is what it is. It's not something you want to purposely skimp out on. I can generalize and say that brand new 2010 boots under $200 CAD full retail probably aren't very good, unless it's a softer park boot.
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