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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-16-2010, 07:58 PM Thread Starter
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Dumb question about boots

I apologize in advance for this question, but I'm new and trying to gather some info here:

Do your boots have to be the same brand as your board or bindings to fit properly? I've been doing research and I know that certain types of bindings require different types of boots, but if I wanted to get Burton boots, Salomon bindings, and a K2 board (just using brand names for an example here - don't flip out if this is a dumbass combo), would they be able to work together? I have large feet and I feel that I may end up buying my stuff separately and not in a package deal...
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No, they don't have to the be same brand. For the most part, different brands will fit each other as long as they are the right size.

If you are really worried, then the safest way to avoid problems is to get your boots first and bring them around with you when you look at bindings


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I apologize in advance for this question, but I'm new and trying to gather some info here:

Do your boots have to be the same brand as your board or bindings to fit properly? I've been doing research and I know that certain types of bindings require different types of boots, but if I wanted to get Burton boots, Salomon bindings, and a K2 board (just using brand names for an example here - don't flip out if this is a dumbass combo), would they be able to work together? I have large feet and I feel that I may end up buying my stuff separately and not in a package deal...
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Buy boots that fit you best, then take them with you when you get bindings.
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Not a dumb question, actually.

They don't have to be the same brand, but naturally manufacturers that make bindings and boots (and boards) do take into account the fit between the boot and binding and board. Burton boots in general go well with Burton bindings, Raiden and Nitro boots, etc.

But I've never ridden a same brand combo of boots and bindings, although if possible, it's certainly worth checking that the boot and binding are comfortable and fit right. In my case, I once had DC boots that went terribly with Ride bindings, causing a pressure point that I just couldn't fix. And my 32 boots are on the bulky side, and the Ride bindings tend to fit poorly in areas, so it's shredded parts of the boots.
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