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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-13-2010, 01:08 AM
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The risk of ordering boots online

Hey guys,

So if I do buy a board, I'm almost certain I'll be getting the package deal on SierraSnowboard, and I'm probably going to order my boots online since a coupon comes along with it.

So far all my rental boots have turned out okay. I haven't really had any trouble with boots. Is it too risky to order the boots online if I don't know what type of boots I wear?

I just read the thread about the BOAs, and I think I'm sticking with the traditional laces... Any recommendations for starter boots? So far the 2010 Flow Rift Two Zone Lace ones look pretty good.


Shoe size: 10.5
Looking to do freeride while still hitting up park every once in awhile.

Thanks!
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Hey guys,

So if I do buy a board, I'm almost certain I'll be getting the package deal on SierraSnowboard, and I'm probably going to order my boots online since a coupon comes along with it.

So far all my rental boots have turned out okay. I haven't really had any trouble with boots. Is it too risky to order the boots online if I don't know what type of boots I wear?

I just read the thread about the BOAs, and I think I'm sticking with the traditional laces... Any recommendations for starter boots? So far the 2010 Flow Rift Two Zone Lace ones look pretty good.


Shoe size: 10.5
Looking to do freeride while still hitting up park every once in awhile.

Thanks!
The best thing to do is to go to a local shop and try out as many boots as possible. I consider boots to be the most important. Don't skimp out on boots. Pick the boots that fit you the best, no matter how expensive they are. If you got a boot that is not for your foot, it doesn't matter if you have the best board or bindings, your not gonna have fun at all.

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go to a shop and try on tons of boots, find the brand/size/style that fit you best (NOT LOOK THE BEST) then go buy those online with your coupon.
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Yeah, fit is key and you need to try them on. Most shops don't carry my size (14) so I'm pretty much screwed cause they will have to order them anyway. I usually risk the online thing and so far I've only had to return a couple things that way. I try to use companies that will pay the return shipping if you are just exchanging.

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Hey guys,

So if I do buy a board, I'm almost certain I'll be getting the package deal on SierraSnowboard, and I'm probably going to order my boots online since a coupon comes along with it.

So far all my rental boots have turned out okay. I haven't really had any trouble with boots. Is it too risky to order the boots online if I don't know what type of boots I wear?

I just read the thread about the BOAs, and I think I'm sticking with the traditional laces... Any recommendations for starter boots? So far the 2010 Flow Rift Two Zone Lace ones look pretty good.


Shoe size: 10.5
Looking to do freeride while still hitting up park every once in awhile.

Thanks!
if you're shipping and billing address aren't the same plan on having your order put on hold and having to call them. I'm dealing with this right now........paid that extra cash to get them here be4 this weekend, and now it might not happen
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Ah, thanks for the heads up man! I'll make sure to use a card that has the same shipping and billing address. =)
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theres a few sites that have awesome return policies(sierra,dogfunk,etc...) so ordering boots online isn't as risky as you may think, as long as you dont mind paying for the cost of shipping items back if they don't fit.
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theres a few sites that have awesome return policies(sierra,dogfunk,etc...) so ordering boots online isn't as risky as you may think, as long as you dont mind paying for the cost of shipping items back if they don't fit.
I don't recommend this option because
1. waste of time shipping back and forth for the right boot
2. you pay for the return shipping

What you can do is find the right boot at the store, then purchase them online.
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I'd much rather see you try boots on in the store and buy online after, boots are the most important part of your set-up. When someone goes and buys boots that fit PROPERLY they will try on many many pairs, and leave them on for a little time in the shop, unless you want to sit and ship back boot after boot, you should try on in the store and do it correctly.

Why waste time not riding because you have to send back and re-order boots?

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I don't recommend this option because
1. waste of time shipping back and forth for the right boot
2. you pay for the return shipping

What you can do is find the right boot at the store, then purchase them online.
Beat me to it.
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at worst, if they don't fit you can probably get them exchanged.
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