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Soawsome 01-15-2014 08:24 PM

Nike Kaiju's for Freeriding?
So i have tried on all the boots my local stores have to offer and the Kaiju's and lunarendors are the most comfortable boots i tried on.

I am having a hard time deciding between the two as both are very comfortable but what i am worried about are that both boots are pretty soft boots, and not good for freeriding.

whats everyone's thoughts? how important are stiff boots when you have stiff bindings?

on a side not i did try on the Zoom Force 1's and the toe box felt to narrow for me.

MJP 01-15-2014 08:36 PM

Love my Kaiju's and they last a very long time! They're pretty stiff, but work in a bit and soften up. By far the best pair of boots I've owned.

tonicusa 01-15-2014 08:42 PM

Love the Kaiju, just fine for free riding.

ksup3erb 01-15-2014 08:46 PM

+1 for the Kaiju. Highly recommend.

jugeen 01-16-2014 03:09 AM


Originally Posted by MJP (Post 1440097)
Love my Kaiju's and they last a very long time! They're pretty stiff, but work in a bit and soften up. By far the best pair of boots I've owned.

I wouldn't say pretty stiff. Mine were a little less than medium after break in. I felt them 4 or 4.5 on a 10th scale.

Soawsome 01-16-2014 08:55 PM

Granted I always tried on boots for all mountain and freeriding and just tried the kaijus based on good reviews but they were def the softest boots I've ever tried on

tonicusa 01-16-2014 09:12 PM

Don't let the flex fool you, the Kaiju can easily handle any free riding you throw at it. Vermont, Maine, Utah, Colorado, pipe, park, steeps. I don't know about bigger terrain like AK etc but Nicolas Muller rides them all over the world. However if you "prefer" the feel of a stiffer boot the Ion is a click or two stiffer. But I find my Kaiju do everything just as well as my Ions and leave me feeling a little more mobile and unrestricted in my movements.

Soul06 01-17-2014 08:51 PM

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I rock the Kaijus. I free ride. They are great boots. But if you want stiffer the lunarendors do have those plastic.....whatever they are called....that add stiffness to the boot

Soawsome 01-19-2014 04:24 PM

I went for the lunarendors they were a tad stiffer and had a slightly wider toe box which was nice

Hopefully these will relieve some of my foot pain

Thanks for the help everyone!

tonicusa 01-19-2014 04:33 PM

Nice! You say the toebox felt wider? Was there more space to the top of the boot in the toebox too? I'm thinking about picking a pair up but I have enough room in the Kaiju. I like how the toebox in the Burton Ions is "flatter" so you can pressure it more easily when lifting your toes up in a turn.

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