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Old 09-14-2007, 01:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm wondering because I have to wear a men's boot due to my foot length, but I'm still a woman and therefore have narrower feet. Even in women's sizes I wear a double narrow. Last year (my first season) I did double up on socks. How did that harm my ride? Any recommendations for really thick socks? And my heel does fit snugly! It's more the middle and front that has wiggle room. (I know this because I have my boots on right now with sockless feet. I was standing on my new bindless board just for fun... I did find going WHOOSH exhilarating thanks for the tip!)
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Old 09-14-2007, 02:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I would recommend just rockin it with one pair of snowboard socks. they are designed to be used in a boot. Plus they are made out of a material which will help your feet sweat less so that means no cold toes when riding cause that sucks. No Cotton Socks!!!
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Old 09-14-2007, 02:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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how big are your feet??? if you don't mind me asking...

i thought i had big feet for a girl (size 9), but i can still get boots in my size. not always the best selection, but they are available.

and yeah, i'd suggest snowboard socks, too. and i've been told thinner is better, but i'm not sure how much that is true or just preference.
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Old 09-14-2007, 03:12 PM   #4 (permalink)
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A womens 11 1/2. Yeah freakin' huge!!! I can rarely find normal shoes that fit me, much less snowboarding boots. So I'm kinda stuck in men's everything.
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Old 09-14-2007, 03:25 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Tip, find a pair of boots with a moldable liner and make sure you get that done in the shop. Second tip, get a custom footbed made for your boot. A little spendy but worth it's weight in gold. That should help you get a much better fit.
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Old 09-14-2007, 03:43 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Remeber that some boot manufacturers make a wider boot (like Forum) while other boot companies like Northwave make a narrower boot. If you have not already purchased the boots you may still have a chance to prevent using more than one pair of socks.
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Old 09-14-2007, 03:45 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Slaughterhouse is dead on. Try on several boots and find the ones with a more narrow fit to your foot.
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Old 09-14-2007, 10:23 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I already have boots. And I had to smile when I read the suggestions because they fulfill 2 of the 3. They are Northwave Five's, they have the moldable liner. Which I did have done. And I really do like them. My heel stays in place it's just the front of my foot that's floating around a bit. But I have to admit when I looked at snowboard specific socks last year I decided to go for something cheaper. Still wool, but they were certainly not padded anywhere. So I'll start there, and when I look for a new boot, maybe next year, I'll try on a bunch!

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Old 09-14-2007, 10:51 PM   #9 (permalink)
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which boots were those that i got that had a really narrow foot...umm, damn, i can't think of them thirtytwo's, maybe? yeah, i think they were thirtytwo so maybe check them out. and yeah, i see what you mean now. checked out thirtytwo's website & all the girl's boot stop at size 10. that sucks!

so then, another question would be...how important is the width fit of a boot? i know you don't want heel lift & you need your toes to be pretty flush, but does it make a difference (other than space=air=coldness) with width room? i would think if the heel & toe fit right the width wouldn't be so important.
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Old 09-14-2007, 11:42 PM   #10 (permalink)
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NOoooooo, 32's are anything but narrow. They're about as wide as you can get. (At least, from what I've tried on.) Vans, Atomic, Salomon all make super narrow boots. (Boots small enough to fit my feet...yay!!)

To the OP, are your boot sizes true to your shoe size? Or are you sizing down?

And Jenn: wiggle room= bad, no matter how you look at it. It's more so the rubbing that starts to cause blisters that's the problem, and blisters hurt...ALOT.
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