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Old 09-30-2013, 02:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Going from skiing to snowboarding do k2's make good boots? I know they were the shit for skiing and I have wide feet. Vans look sick and i tried a pair on and they felt really comfy. Idk if they last a long time since all the staff who worked there are biased as fuck towards stuff that costs more. Also my friend said stay away from burton and nike boots because they "suck ass", lol is that true?

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Old 09-30-2013, 02:56 AM   #2 (permalink)
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my friend has nikes and he says he likes them a lot because there warm, i also have a pair but there a little too small for me, they were really warm though
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The staff is biased towards what costs more because it is better than the cheap stuff. More money = better gear.

You need to buy the boots that fit you the best.
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Old 09-30-2013, 03:46 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Burton, Nike and Thirtytwo boots are my favorite and top notch boots. K2 boots seem to run wide and are well made. I have not had experience with Vans boots so I can't comment on them. If you have wide feet I'd start with 32 and K2 but most important is trying different pairs on to see how they feel.
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You mean fit. What you want is a good fit for sure. Try on as many as you can that are of the style you want to get and see which one fits best.
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k2 runs wide? My feet are wider than normal, but not wide enough for a wide boot. am i fine in a nike lunarendor? or should i get a thraxis? maybe a burton SLX.

i wake up and figure out im dreaming and look at my 12-13 k2 maysis.
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does nike run true to size in width? i.e. will i be ok in a nike kaiji
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The staff is biased towards what costs more because it is better than the cheap stuff. More money = better gear.

You need to buy the boots that fit you the best.
Nonsense, there is no correlation that more expensive = better gear.
What it really is: More expensive gear = more sales commission.
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Well the "wear what fits" is always going to be the deciding factor, I'll bite to give the OP a starting point.

32 is my first choice(I have wide, flat feet, I also use Remind Medic insoles). If they didn't work so well for me, these would be the next brands I would try because of their years in the industry, no-nonsense tech and consistently good reviews:

k2
Salomon
Burton

I would avoid these brands as they seem to have very little pedigree in the snow industry, seem to be mostly hype, or fail to return good reviews:

Nike
DC
Vans

Some other fine choices: Northwave, Nitro, Ride, Flow
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I have wider foot, I currently have a pair of nitro tls that I really like the fit of and are nice a responsive. Lacing system i'm not so keen on, but comfort was the overriding factor. Try as many different brands as possible. I personally have never found a Burton that fits my foot that well, but I always try their wider models when I go into a shop.
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