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Old 01-04-2010, 06:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am a fan of Northwaves, they seem to be the only boot that dont make my feet hurt and I'm on my second pair of them. But some shop owner was telling me that Northwave have been making shit since they got bought out, but I have a pair of decades that are supposed to be shit according to him and they are my favorite boots to date, in fact I would buy them again in a heart beat. So whats the story, anyone know who owns them now, or is that guy talking shit?
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Old 01-04-2010, 06:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If you like the boots, who gives a sh8t what the guy said?
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Old 01-04-2010, 07:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Northwave owns Northwave it's an independent bike shoe company that happens to make snowboarding and snowboarding accessories. Fuck it, if the boot fits wear it, best boot is the boot that fits your foot. All a boot fitter can do is guide you in the direction you need to go, not tell you what is the best boot.
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can't really answer your question beyond what was already said. i believe they're an italian bike shoe company that started making boots about 20 years ago.

i bought new 09 northwave decades this year and have about 12 days on them. so far i'm loving them, super comfortable, responsive, supportive, and warm. they did pack out a bit more than i thought they would, but no biggie. i tried on the 2010s and loved 'em, but noticed they're the same as the 2009 just a different design. picked up the 2009s on brociety for 75 bucks. best deal i've gotten on any snowboarding equipment hands down.
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I've got 50 days on a pair of decades. Quality boots, but their service sucks balls. I snapped an SL lace and trying to get a replacement was like pulling teeth.
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I've got 50 days on a pair of decades. Quality boots, but their service sucks balls. I snapped an SL lace and trying to get a replacement was like pulling teeth.
Did you end up getting replacement laces from Northwave? If not, how did you fix the problem?
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Yeah I had a feeling that guy was talking shit.
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iv got northwave legends,i freaking love em, so comfy. i had dc's previously and wow, didnt realize how bad they were until i bought the northwaves.
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Did you end up getting replacement laces from Northwave? If not, how did you fix the problem?
I ran them knotted for about 2 weeks before I finally got the laces. It took 4-5 emails...
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Old 01-05-2010, 09:24 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I love my Northwaves too. The guy was prob talking shit. But I think the same company that owns drake owns northwave.
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