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Old 01-03-2010, 07:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I got a size 10 foot that is narrow with a medium arch. I want boots that are great for terrain and still pretty good for regular riding (are some boots great for terrain and terrible for regular hills????) Of course I'm a student and money is short so I'm going to need to get my boots at an affordable price. Does anyone have any suggestions??

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Old 01-03-2010, 10:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sup Mark
There are many boots that fit what you describe. I say a mildly stiff boot will serve you well. If you feel as though you dont fell a lot of boot around your arch, then just get some different insoles. I use some Dr.Scholls Gel beds in mine.

The only thing that determines a boot's general mountain capabilities is spoken through its flex rating. Soft boots are best for park, Mildly stiff boots are for general riding and harsh mountain riding. And stiff boots are great for racing

EDIT: If you want some great boots, then find some from last season that are on sale. You can get some pretty rapage boots for like half off if you buy something from the overstock of last season
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Old 01-04-2010, 11:56 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I got a size 10 foot that is narrow with a medium arch. I want boots that are great for terrain and still pretty good for regular riding (are some boots great for terrain and terrible for regular hills????) Of course I'm a student and money is short so I'm going to need to get my boots at an affordable price. Does anyone have any suggestions??

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A medium stiff boot is going to pretty much cover all terrain you will run into on most mountains. That being said, I recommend trying on as many pairs of boots as you can that fall within your budget. Boot fitting is the biggest PITA in my opinion. Comfort is most critical. Do not order anything online unless you have tried it on. Sizes and fits vary so much that it is almost a guarantee that you will not get a good fitting boot over the Internet.

Secondly, have an open mind when picking boots. Yeah, some vendors are junk, but don't pass a boot up if it isn't the right color etc. The fit is really what your working on here. Once you find a boot that feels good, put both boots on and walk around the store for 20 minutes. Just tell the sales dude that your going to walk around and check out other crap. Wear them in the store and at home as much as you can to ensure your feet are going to get along with the new boot. Most boots will pack out to possibly a half size or so. I don't believe boots pack out as much as they once did. The inner lining technology is better in today's boots, and they just don't give as much as they used to IMHO. Just try on a ton of boots and pick the best feeling one. Good luck.
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Yup, try them all on in your budget and buy the most comfortable pair.

I'd like to say dont worry about color as well, but i know fashion is a big deal for some people...boots dont matter much though IMHO..90% will be covered by your pants and another 5% by your bindings/board..so who really cares...
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Old 01-04-2010, 06:14 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks for the advice guys I'll start looking around and hopefully I can find something that works good for me.
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youll never know until you start trying them on
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Old 01-05-2010, 12:22 AM   #7 (permalink)
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try on northwave boots, i love mine
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