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Old 02-13-2010, 05:17 PM   #11 (permalink)
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When I was trying on boots, I found most Vans to be very wide. I'd try some different brands and see how they fit your foot.
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Old 02-13-2010, 05:49 PM   #12 (permalink)
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The boots may not be the wrong size, they may simply be the wrong boot for your feet. I have a narrow heel and I get heel lift in 95% of snowboard boots. You just gotta keep trying until you find a pair that works. Do you have narrow feet? Have you ever had heel lift issues in hiking boots, etc? If so, I suggest checking out the Salomon F series boots. If not, you may just have a pair of boots that run on the wide side. What boots do you have?
I'll second checking out the Salomon F boots. Even with my friends F20s beings 1 full size too large they held my narrow heel.
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when i have my boots on and i am strapped in and even when my binding straps are all the way tightened, i can still move my foot around quite a bit and i can get my heel of my boot off the binding too. i have ridden like this basically forever but just noticed it the other day and was wondering is it supposed to be like this and if not how can it affect my riding?
Why would better fitting boots resolve this? Is it both Foot movement in the boot and boot movement in the binding? Or is it just movement of the boot in the binding?

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when i have my boots on and i am strapped in and even when my binding straps are all the way tightened, i can still move my foot around quite a bit and i can get my heel of my boot off the binding too. i have ridden like this basically forever but just noticed it the other day and was wondering is it supposed to be like this and if not how can it affect my riding?

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To answer your questions, the boots are not supposed to come off the binding. Your foot should not move around in the boot. Your heel may come off the boot but that should be minimized (this is the problem I have on steep).
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when i was out trying on boots this weekend i tried some vans encore and thought they felt really wide.just my observation. might be something to the comment above about vans width.
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Is 2 inches toe hang off my board too much>
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Hmm, I might have to ask for more clarification from the board in general.

Are you guys saying that your heel should NEVER lift at all under any conditions or circumstances? Even a bit? I definitely notice some heel movement in the boot on occasion if I am putting serious pressure on the toes/toe edge, but not enough to take away my control of the board. My boot isn't in any danger of coming off or anything.
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i noticed that i had some heel lift since i did not tighten my boots down to much so after tightning them i basically got rid of 95% of the heel lift and it felt so much better turning. i now try to keep my boots tight but last night while night boarding i was getting a little so i tightened them down and fixed it. i do have some cheap rossignol boots that i bought on ebay for $30. they look decent and were practically brand new. i think i may be in the market for better boots after my problems.
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Go to a shop that "fits" boots. That means they customize your boots for the idiosyncrasies of your feet. They can tell you if this will work for your boots.

I have a very wide front foot and a narrow heel. So, I get my boots fitted when I buy them. If you do this, you'll almost instantly ride better. My first toe side turns after getting my boots fitted threw me off the board
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Go to a shop that "fits" boots. That means they customize your boots for the idiosyncrasies of your feet. They can tell you if this will work for your boots.

I have a very wide front foot and a narrow heel. So, I get my boots fitted when I buy them. If you do this, you'll almost instantly ride better. My first toe side turns after getting my boots fitted threw me off the board

Yo I have dozer fronts and skeezy rears too, what boots you rockin?
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