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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-08-2008, 09:04 PM
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Looking for Solid Boots ...

What are the best boots/brands?

Im not riding in the park, just hitting the slopes

I wear a 9.5 tennis shoe

I have flow M 11 bindings

Have been told the Vans Fargo are very good, and I hear the ThirtyTwos mold to your feet ...

any suggestions?
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-08-2008, 09:34 PM
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yeah i recommend the 32's. the vans have a really low toebox.

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any particular model of 32s?
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You really need to try on the boots...the best boots are the ones that fit. there is a sticky at the top of the forum...read it good info...
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it's not neccesarily how "great" the boots are...but how good they fit your feet. the best boots are the ones that fit your feet perfectly. try on a bunch of a pairs (some people say at least 10) and then decide what works best for you.
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You really need to try on the boots...the best boots are the ones that fit. there is a sticky at the top of the forum...read it good info...
i missed it but will check it out - thanks



berg,

thanks for the tip. i plan on doing just that, but wanted to do my homework 1st... get an idea of which brands to look at, which fit my budget, and what the selling points are of each

someone said that the vans fargo are the best on the mkt

another said that burtons are the best, and then i heard just the opposite

i like the idea of the form-fitting insoles of the 32s, but i dont know that much about them otherwise

Thanks guys

good feedback - if youve got any more info, send it my way
post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-09-2008, 04:55 PM
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tried on some different stuff and im still confused...

I tried on these Head boots. They were the stiffest one i tried on and since im a freerider (and a noobie) the salesman said they were the right flex for me ... thoughts?

Head Premium Snowboard Boots (Men's) at Peter Glenn Ski & Sports

IMO, the Head fir fine in the foot, they were very stiff around the ankle/shin


The best overall feel I got today was the Flow Rival, however he told me the flex in the ankle wasnt solid enough for what i needed, even though the toe on this would prob vibe better with my M 11 bindings

FLOW RIVAL BOA at Peter Glenn Ski & Sports


I beleive he wanted me to try on some Nitros (his brand) but they were too small to even get on and that was the last size available

At the other shop in town the saleman had me try on Salomon Brigade boots. I took a 10 in those (9.5 in the other brands) and these were OK but didnt have the boa system

SALOMON SNOWBOARD : Snowboarding Equipment, Apparel and Accessory by Salomon

Im in Georgia, so the stores that sell snowboarding goods are running out of their supplies so my choices are limited.

Given all of this, if i had to make an uneducated guess and pick one, I would say the Flow edged out the Head, but its obvious the Head give more support around the upper boot ..

any suggestions?

Thanks again!!
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I use the vans fargo boots and i like them a lot. They are a little on the stiff side but that is actually good for you considering that you dont do much park. The BOA lacing system is pretty cool, it does a good job holding your heels in and also is much easier than tieing your laces. but ultimatly boots are all personal preferance and you definatly should try them on before you buy.
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I use the vans fargo boots and i like them a lot. They are a little on the stiff side but that is actually good for you considering that you dont do much park. The BOA lacing system is pretty cool, it does a good job holding your heels in and also is much easier than tieing your laces. but ultimatly boots are all personal preferance and you definatly should try them on before you buy.

thanks!

i tried them on and really like them. wearing them around the house they feel tight in the toe box, but if i bend @ the knees that takes a lot of the pressure off and i cant feel the end of the boot anymore

these feel really snug and secure in the shin/ankle and i am a huge fan of the BOA - my first pair of boots w/o laces and i love it. now i just need to go test 'em LOL ... just had a buddy invite me up to WVa nxt weekend so i will try em out there.

still looking for andvice on a trip out west - anyone with suggestions plz post
post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-14-2008, 07:28 AM
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a low toe box? what the hell does that mean? hahahahahaaaaaaa

low toe box or not, i fuggin love my Cirro! if it wasn't so likely to result in my wife getting bruised legs, i would wear them in bed!

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