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matt_radical 03-23-2014 09:50 PM

Nike Lunarendor issues
 
just got the lunarendors. they fit great in the store, but after riding for two log days, the area directly below my ankle hurts so bad i can't stand to put them on anymore. i think this is because the boot puts pressure on that area for support and i'm just not used to it yet since my other boots don't put pressure there.

has this happened to anyone else? will it get better with time? i'm thinking i should wait for my ankles to hurt less and break them in at home before trying them out again.

Mel M 03-24-2014 03:43 PM

Don't the LunarEndor's have that part around the ankle of the inner shell that's supposed to stiffen up the boot? Did you try taking it out?

matt_radical 03-25-2014 12:18 AM

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Originally Posted by Mel M (Post 1637186)
Don't the LunarEndor's have that part around the ankle of the inner shell that's supposed to stiffen up the boot? Did you try taking it out?

yeah, it helped a little, but my ankles still hurt like a bitch inside the boot.

Slush Puppie 04-10-2014 04:49 AM

Are you over tightening the internal laces? Potentially the boots are too big and you are cranking them down to get them snug, but its putting pressure at this point instead.

mrcw34 12-10-2014 06:33 AM

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Originally Posted by matt_radical (Post 1635473)
just got the lunarendors. they fit great in the store, but after riding for two log days, the area directly below my ankle hurts so bad i can't stand to put them on anymore. i think this is because the boot puts pressure on that area for support and i'm just not used to it yet since my other boots don't put pressure there.

has this happened to anyone else? will it get better with time? i'm thinking i should wait for my ankles to hurt less and break them in at home before trying them out again.

So I have a pair of Lunar endors and have had similar issues to yourself, they are indeed fantastic to ride in however they have some serious issues, I have been boarding for 25 years so can safely state that the issues have nothing to do with the fit or being over/ under tightend...the unfortunate truth is that these massively expensive boots are an absolute piece of sh.t

So firstly the liner tensioning sytem is impossible to tighten to the required tension as the pulley clip system has been designed to be easy to get off with zero regard to putting them on... I had to get a buddy to tighten them for me..ffs (what am I like 5 years old!!!!)

Secondly the replaceable inserts that nike have stylised into nike ticks sit in just the wrong place meaning that they dig directly into your heel bone (may not be an issue on smaller / larger boots.... mine are a UK8.5 US9.5 ) it would appear that Nike's ego has got in the way of the function of the boots


And Thirdly and most importantly the heal retention system (basically two bits of what can only be described as sand paper ) squeezes your heels so tightly together that you end up with all your weight on only a very small area of heel meaning after a 6 day trip I can barely place any weight on my right heel at present and the previously mentioned sand paper retention system has provided a spectacular 4" long tear in my skin and the side of my heel....I had no heel lift at all....but I can no longer walk!

I am no Nike Fan boy I only bought these boots as I like to ride a super stiff set up and the insert system promised a stiff boot... The choices of truly stiff boots are somewhat limited and I hoped these would last longer than my last set of 32's that lasted about 8 weeks riding before they went to pulp....

On reflection I wish I had never given Nike my $ they have previous form for dipping in and out of the snowboard industry causing mahem for many of the smaller producers and they just pi..ing off cause they didn't make big enough profits

Nivek 12-10-2014 01:31 PM

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OP: If they're causing pain like that, return them and get something else.



If they're causing that many problems they are in fact NOT awesome to ride in...

And you really skipped over Salomon Malamutes, Ride Insanos, K2T1 DB, Flow Talons, Burton Ions, and DC Rices cause the Lunars had plastic stiffeners? Was that really worth the extra money compared to half those other well trusted stiff boots?

J.Schaef 12-13-2014 12:36 AM

OP, I am also in the Seattle area, and have a bunch of nice (some new) boots that I would trade you for those lunarendors (if they are the right size)


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