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pojama_people 03-05-2014 04:45 PM

vans infuse
 
anyone rocking the 2013/2014 vans infuse boots? and if so, how are you liking them?

Booo! 03-05-2014 04:47 PM

I wish. Tried them on and they seemed awesome... but out of my budget.

Dago91 03-05-2014 05:01 PM

Hey do not have time to write out a lengthy review.. follow this thread should answer your question.

http://www.snowboardingforum.com/bin...ings-work.html

If you have anymore questions about our boots let me know!

I need a name 03-05-2014 05:39 PM

I have them.

I can tell you a few things about them.

Liners suck. The stitching was done by blind 12 yearolds. They ripped apart in fourteen days. The tongues ripped off. Vans customer service SUCKS. Refuse to give me any compensation or replacement parts. I can't go without boots.

I noticed no difference with the stiffness inserts.

The boa ankle strap is great, right? No. It pulls the tongue down into your instep and brutalizes your foot.

Laces are quick to fray.

The liners packed out at least two full sizes. They would probably continue to keep packing out. Unless you have huge calves/shins, this is going to create lots of excess space quickly.

The Velcro strap is great if you put a different liner.

Great width, only boots I found that can accommodate my toe box.

Low profile shell, unless you have over a size twelve boot, stick with medium bindings. As for the guy asking about them with cartels, they have a bit of sloppyness side to side in my large cartels.

The grip pattern on the sole actually makes a difference, they give the best grip on ice out of any boot I have ever owned.

Very cushioned ride without sacrificing response. Dampening is great for flat landings.




Overall, I have a love/hate relationship with them.

Dago91 03-05-2014 05:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by I need a name (Post 1591353)
I have them.

I can tell you a few things about them.

Liners suck. The stitching was done by blind 12 yearolds. They ripped apart in fourteen days. The tongues ripped off. Vans customer service SUCKS. Refuse to give me any compensation or replacement parts. I can't go without boots.

I noticed no difference with the stiffness inserts.

The boa ankle strap is great, right? No. It pulls the tongue down into your instep and brutalizes your foot.

Laces are quick to fray.

The liners packed out at least two full sizes. They would probably continue to keep packing out. Unless you have huge calves/shins, this is going to create lots of excess space quickly.

The Velcro strap is great if you put a different liner.

Great width, only boots I found that can accommodate my toe box.

Low profile shell, unless you have over a size twelve boot, stick with medium bindings. As for the guy asking about them with cartels, they have a bit of sloppyness side to side in my large cartels.

The grip pattern on the sole actually makes a difference, they give the best grip on ice out of any boot I have ever owned.

Very cushioned ride without sacrificing response. Dampening is great for flat landings.




Overall, I have a love/hate relationship with them.

Hey.. sorry to hear about your issues with the infuse. What model year were your boots? Your actually the first person that I have heard with this issue. I have been riding mine all season in conjunction with my cirros and they are perfectly fine. As for the tongue stiffners it depends on the person I suppose. For me they fill different when inserted.

Anyway, where do you live? Maybe I can get someone to help you out from the product team in Cypress, Ca.

I need a name 03-05-2014 06:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dago91 (Post 1591425)
Hey.. sorry to hear about your issues with the infuse. What model year were your boots? Your actually the first person that I have heard with this issue. I have been riding mine all season in conjunction with my cirros and they are perfectly fine. As for the tongue stiffners it depends on the person I suppose. For me they fill different when inserted.

Anyway, where do you live? Maybe I can get someone to help you out from the product team in Cypress, Ca.



Appreciate the help, but it's a bit too late to bother now. I'm on the east coast. I already tried contacting vans and they just wanted me to send the whole boot in instead of replacement parts, which is a no go.

scotty100 03-05-2014 09:52 PM

Anymore updates on the infuse 2014/15 boot? What's changing etc. What do they look like?

Dago91 03-06-2014 09:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by scotty100 (Post 1591937)
Anymore updates on the infuse 2014/15 boot? What's changing etc. What do they look like?

Hey.. yeah the 14-15 infuse does have some differences in 13-14. The main differences are the new no sew eyestays. We used les leather on the sides to reduce pack out. The laces are of much better quality as well. We have also added the custom slide guide for comfort and adjustability with the boa system. I have been riding these this season and so far they are great. 22+ days so far. The new Cirro is nice as well! Dropped the Matlock model and added a few other lower priced models. Heres a link to the catalog.

zuzupopo / Catalogues - Vans

scotty100 03-06-2014 07:21 PM

The tech looks good. Just wish two things: they offered more stiffer boots in the 7 upwards range and that they put the vans stripe on all the boots...! Pity there are too many super soft boots in the range that all look cool compared to the few stiffer boots like the cirrus and revere etc...more color options for the infuse would be good too.

Fewdfreak 03-06-2014 09:24 PM

That hybrid BOA that Vans uses in conjunction with the laces is so money. I have last years Ferra (the black with purple laces) and I have not rode a better boot. Stiff but comfy, control of lacing with heel lock of BOA. Sadness that they are discontinuing the high end ladies models, I ended up getting a second pair to stock up when mine are dunzos. Doubt I will ever find a better stiff women's boot.


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