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blackbeard 01-15-2014 08:26 PM

Should I try another boot?
 
Pardon the long post, but I value the input of the community so wanted to throw my current dilemma out there. Thank you!

Question 1: My K2 Maysis, which I've only ridden once, are causing my pinky toes to go numb. The K2 liner is excellent but I think the single boa system, which has been discussed at great length on this forum, is tightening the front part of the foot too much. When I rode them they were pretty decent, but I've been wearing them around my house and my foot always falls asleep and I have red spots on the outside of my foot. What do you think I should do? I tried on the K2 T1 in the same size and they were really comfortable (no pressure points), but my toes were not touching the front, maybe I should go down a size?

Question 2: While I was looking for new boots I tried the 32 Focus Boa and Tm-Two. I was really impressed with the packaging and quality of the boots out of the box, you can tell 32 takes pride in the product, at least from a first impression perspective. The liner was great and heel hold was excellent. The one thing I noticed is that my big toes were hurting when I was just walking around in the boot. My toes were not smashed against the front, which is what I would have expected. Do others feel that the 32 front of the toe liner is a little hard? Does it pack out? Compared to other boots I tried, my big toe never hurt like that, even when I was trying really small boots.

BurtonAvenger 01-15-2014 09:59 PM

1. Have you heat molded the liner?
2. Do you understand liners take time to break in?
3. When tightening a single boa how you flex into the boot as you tighten it will effect how it feels when it's tight. After the boot breaks in you'll also notice this effects it. If you don't want it as tight over the forefoot flex into the boot at the ankle while tightening the knob.
4. Sack the fuck up it's a new boot.

blackbeard 01-15-2014 11:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BurtonAvenger (Post 1440185)
1. Have you heat molded the liner?
2. Do you understand liners take time to break in?
3. When tightening a single boa how you flex into the boot as you tighten it will effect how it feels when it's tight. After the boot breaks in you'll also notice this effects it. If you don't want it as tight over the forefoot flex into the boot at the ankle while tightening the knob.
4. Sack the fuck up it's a new boot.

Hey BA, thanks for the input. I have not heat molded them, and yes, I understand that the liners will take some time to break in.

Flexing while I tighten the boa seemed to alleviate some of the pressure in the forefoot. From reading your reviews I noticed that you also wear K2 boots. Did you experience the same tightness when you first got yours?


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