Large beginner women/men's boots... - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
SnowboardingForum.com is the premier Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-29-2009, 12:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Aurora, CO
Posts: 39
Default Large beginner women/men's boots...

Hi,

My girlfriend is looking to start snowboarding so we're trying to get her outfitted with some essentials. She's borrowing a board and bindings (don't know brand or model off hand), but we're looking at buying boots. She wears a size 12 in women's which seems to be scarce for women's boots. That being the case we'll most likely need to go with men's boots I'd assume.

Any recommendations on boots that would be good for a beginning woman? Anything to specifically avoid? We found a good deal on some Salomon Synapse boots on CL, but I'm concerned that since they're a 'higher end' boot they may be 'too' stiff-- thoughts?

Thanks!
Edvard_Grieg is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-29-2009, 12:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Ruskiski's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 176
Default

Comfort


/thread
__________________
a good landing is anything you can walk away from.
Ruskiski is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2009, 08:29 AM   #3 (permalink)
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
MunkySpunk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Berkshires
Posts: 3,212
Default

Stiffness has little to do with how high or low end the boot is, it's a function of application.

She'll almost definitely need a men's boot.

And the advice is always the same: Go to an actual shop with a big selection and try on as many as you can. Bring a book, keep each pair on for at least 20-30 minutes while you walk around the store or browse the merchandise - but stay on your feet.

Thank the store for their patience and help by actually buying the boot that is the most comfortable from them.
__________________
"Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity."

10/11 - 24, Smote on Feb 13
MunkySpunk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2009, 08:50 AM   #4 (permalink)
Leo
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
Leo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Detroit Area
Posts: 6,230
Default

You forgot to tell them to balance from heel edge to toe edge. That way you get an idea of how it will feel when you initiate turns. Additionally, you'll want to put on some snowboard socks or at least thicker regular ones. The boots should fit snug the first time around. You'll be tempted to move up a size because of this, but as long as your feet aren't turning blue, stick to the regular size. The boots will stretch as you wear them.

Things to avoid:

Non-BOA quick lace systems. Even with BOA, make sure they are no older than 2 years.

Anything by Lamar - Yea, your girl will think it is cute, but cute doesn't matter when it comes to performance

P.S. Size 12 for women is definitely scarce. Gonna have to get a men's I'm sure.
Leo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:52 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
VerticalSports
Baseball Forum Golf Forum Boxing Forum Snowmobile Forum
Basketball Forum Soccer Forum MMA Forum PWC Forum
Football Forum Cricket Forum Wrestling Forum ATV Forum
Hockey Forum Volleyball Forum Paintball Forum Snowboarding Forum
Tennis Forum Rugby Forums Lacrosse Forum Skiing Forums