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Old 01-15-2014, 09:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 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.
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Old 01-15-2014, 09:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 01-15-2014, 09:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Love the Kaiju, just fine for free riding.
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Old 01-15-2014, 09:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
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+1 for the Kaiju. Highly recommend.
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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.
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Old 01-16-2014, 09:55 PM   #6 (permalink)
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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
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Old 01-16-2014, 10:12 PM   #7 (permalink)
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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.
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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
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Old 01-19-2014, 05:24 PM   #9 (permalink)
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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!
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Old 01-19-2014, 05:33 PM   #10 (permalink)
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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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