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Old 12-13-2010, 10:30 AM   #71 (permalink)
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Nike boots get softer flexing as you go up the line. ZF1 is the stiffest, Kass is about as stiff but softer laterally, and the Kaiju is buttery goodness front to back and laterally. Some may mistake the spine in the back of the Kaiju for making the boot stiff when actually isn't super stiff, it will just extend the life of the boot and keep it from breaking down in 30 days. One thing to note though, the spine in the back of the Kaiju is ripping a lot of padding off of my highback (towards the bottom so it doesn't really matter).
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Old 12-13-2010, 10:34 AM   #72 (permalink)
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The only complaint I have with the Nike boots is that the inner (liner) lace is awkward. It works great, but a little different that what I have seen and experienced.
The liner lace (which is essentially the same as any outer boot lace) gets caught in the Velcro strap all the time. And it is really easy to over tighten the liner because the liner lace lock holds so well...
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Old 12-13-2010, 11:38 AM   #73 (permalink)
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Thnx, y'all. I ended up finding good info in a few other threads on here. And my google search directed me to the EasyLoungin' forums, too. Kudos, everyone! Time to hunt down & try on TONS & TONS of boots this week!
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Old 12-17-2010, 01:44 PM   #74 (permalink)
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Well I finally got my hands on a a size 11 Kaijus. They fit much better than the 10.5's I originally bought. Problem is the store I bought the 10.5s from had their Nike shipment delayed, and wont get the 11s in till im out west already (i live in nyc).
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Old 12-21-2010, 05:22 PM   #75 (permalink)
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So I plan on getting my boots Heat Molded and they were asking me if the liner needs to be heat molded by over or blower? REI doesn't sell Nike boots, so he wanted me to verify before I brought them in to do that? Anybody know which way the liners are supposed to be heat molded? Also, do you think I should do the HEAT MOLDING? I tried on my boots without the liner and they are significatly bigger and sort of eased my mind that the boots are not too small. I was a little worried because when I had the liners in and wore them for about and hour or so around the house my foot started to go numb. I may have either laced them too tight, or the liners need to be broken in. He said to take out the liner and try the boots on without them, if they have about a centimeter or more space of wiggle room then I should be ok, It was close to half an inch. So that seems to be pretty good indication that they are not small. Thank god, cause the return policy of the place I bought them sucks and I plan on wearing them this Thursday for the first time and was worried I might get stuck with keeping them and them being the wrong size. Please let me know, thanks!
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Not sure about the liner, but as far as I know, you can always re-mold the boots (meaning that you wont be stuck with them).
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Old 12-22-2010, 08:37 AM   #77 (permalink)
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He said to take out the liner and try the boots on without them, if they have about a centimeter or more space of wiggle room then I should be ok, It was close to half an inch. So that seems to be pretty good indication that they are not small.
Sounds like an attempt at a shell fit. I would say do the same thing again (foot in shell without liner) but slide you toes up to the front of the toe box until the touch. Now look down (of slide you hand down) behind the heel. You should have about 1.5 fingers witdth or 1/2" or 1cm (all about same) from your heel to the heel of the shell. this is used more in ski boots than snowboard boots, but it should help ease your mind.

FWIW I never heated molded my Kaijus and I lived to tell about.
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Old 12-24-2010, 02:40 PM   #78 (permalink)
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I picked up the ladies' Zoom Force Ones a couple weeks ago. Was previously rocking Burton Supremes that I had heat molded. What a fucking mistake. I didn't get the Nike's heat molded. They are damn snug. I have a bit of a wide foot, and my toes are hugging each other, but I only have three days on them so far. The inner liner is so easy to over tighten. In fact, I find the entire boot is easy to over tighten, which I'm not used to because I had such problems getting lace boots tight years ago. So I crank these babies down and then my foot is numb. I also crank my bindings down too much since switching from Burtons to Unions. I'll find the right fit...

But I adore these boots. They feel like a big sneaker. My feet are cozy in them, they aren't too stiff, but they support my ankles well. They are super light--I jogged back to the room from the lifts the other day to grab my gaiter. And they are super cute. They didn't fit well in my Burton Escapades. I actually had to slam my foot into them, and then getting out of them at the bottom was a fucking joke. I had to find something to brace myself against to pry my foot out. This doesn't happen with Union Forces.


I also run with Five Fingers. Just started last summer (was running in Asics--never again!) and couldn't rave about them more. My boyfriend likes to throw his two cents in all the time about how he can't imagine how they are better, blah, blah. But I had a back injury a few years ago (not from snowboarding--I think from carrying a loaded backpack and camera bag around the city every day) that I never had properly examined, and running used to make my lower back hurt. The Five Fingers eliminate that pain while running, and after. And no shin splints. Just jacked calves. It definitely got my calves in shape for snowboarding, and put a lot of the work on my quads, which made squats later in the fall less unbearable.

I hated on Nike before I slipped my foot into these boots. Now I shut my face hole. Those child laborers makes the nicest little stitches.
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Old 12-25-2010, 09:23 PM   #79 (permalink)
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I think im going to buy some Nikes. What is their best all-round boot?
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I think im going to buy some Nikes. What is their best all-round boot?
The Kaiju as far as I'm concerned
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