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Salomon Launch vs Adidas ZX 500?

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I'm looking for a new pair of boots for next season. Currently on some Nike Zapens. They are great but since I already destroyed them for over 2 seasons, they became too soft and couldn't really hold my ankles... so sad Nike stop making these but its probably time to move on.

Not really sure about the BOA and dont wanna deal with the traditional laces anymore so I'm interested in the Salomon Launch and the Adidas ZX 500 now. Anyone ever wear those? How they feel?

I normally ride 60% park and 40% groomers so a nice medium flex, all around boot would be a perfect fit for me. Price wise, I prefer something around $250 retail so they wont cost me a leg after the 20% early season discount...

Feel free to share if you have other recommendations.

Thanks in advance.

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The boot I ride most with is a Salomon Launch Boa with STR8JKT. STR8JKT is a harness inside the boot that you can tighten using a pull up lace that pushes your foot back into the heel pocket. No more heel lift.

It's a medium flex boot and pretty light. Very comfortable. It feels almost like wearing regular boots.
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The boot I ride most with is a Salomon Launch Boa with STR8JKT. STR8JKT is a harness inside the boot that you can tighten using a pull up lace that pushes your foot back into the heel pocket. No more heel lift.

It's a medium flex boot and pretty light. Very comfortable. It feels almost like wearing regular boots.
Thanks for the reply. Yeah I saw the boa version too, but I heard the boa would be easily getting loose during the day... never had any boa boots before so dont know if its true or not

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Thanks for the reply. Yeah I saw the boa version too, but I heard the boa would be easily getting loose during the day... never had any boa boots before so dont know if its true or not
I have 3 boots with Boa (Salomon and DC), and I've never had issues with them getting loose.

I haven't had any issues but some have had issues with dual BOA boots with certain binding high backs. Depending on the shape of the high back, it rubs against the second BOA dial on the side.

If you don't want BOA, I think Launch comes with speed lace version with ST8JKT but I'm not positive.
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I have 3 boots with Boa (Salomon and DC), and I've never had issues with them getting loose.

I haven't had any issues but some have had issues with dual BOA boots with certain binding high backs. Depending on the shape of the high back, it rubs against the second BOA dial on the side.

If you don't want BOA, I think Launch comes with speed lace version with ST8JKT but I'm not positive.
Cool. I'll check then. Thanks for the info.

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