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Old 05-23-2014, 04:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Found a sweet deal on some NOS Salomon F22s. They're the same size as my Synapses only they're not. Too damn small! WTF! What other small footprint freeride boots should I be looking at?
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"Small and stiff"

That's what she said.
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Old 05-23-2014, 04:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Nike has a more compact fit. Love my Kaijus
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Old 05-23-2014, 08:50 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Burton seems to be doing the "smaller footprint, bigger size" boots a lot lately. I know my Invaders I just bought are an 8.5, and have like a 7.5 footprint. They use that tech in other boots as well, might want to check some out.
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Nike has a more compact fit. Love my Kaijus
Love my DK's, but they've got a bigger footprint than my old Vans!!!!!

And my old Vans were bigger than my old DC's!!!!!
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What size boot do you typically wear? I have big feet and Ride seemed to have the best reduction among the boots I looked at. The F22s were big. K2s were alright. My old deeluxes were fine, but packed out way quick.
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My feet aren't big, US 9, just at the point between M & L with most binding brands. Was planning on having SL/Cartel/Synapse for all mountain and PYL/Drive/something a bit stiffer for freeride. I don't really 'need' new boots but it's off season, trip 1 is booked, what the hell else am I to worry about?
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Just remember that reduced footprints don't always mean the boot body is drastically smaller, get your hands On them to compare.....
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The Kaiju have a more compact footprint than the Nike Danny Kass or the Burton Ion/Imperial. And they are a way better boot than the F22 in my personal opinion. The Burton Ion is a touch stiffer, but I prefer the Kaiju to the Ion. You might want to look into the Nike Lunarendor that just came out.
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The Kaiju have a more compact footprint than the Nike Danny Kass or the Burton Ion/Imperial. And they are a way better boot than the F22 in my personal opinion. The Burton Ion is a touch stiffer, but I prefer the Kaiju to the Ion. You might want to look into the Nike Lunarendor that just came out.
Not true in my experience: I compared them when shopping for boots and the Burton ION and Imperial were more compact/had a smaller footprint than any of the Nike boots (including the Kaiju, which was the most compact Nike boot that I tried).
The Burton Ambush is even smaller still.
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