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Old 08-10-2010, 11:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So, I purchased the last pair of 13 Celsius Climates off the internet (got a huge discount) figuring that if they didn't fit, I could return them for a few bucks but if they did, I would have a sick pair of boots for cheap. So today they arrived and I tried them on. I don't seem to be experiencing any heel lift (I lean forward and my heels stay down) but I am concerned about pack out, as my toes barely touch the front of the boots. My feet also seem a little loose in them unless I REALLY tighten the boots up (both liner and shell) but I kinda always tighten them a lot so I don't know. They felt comfortable enough when I walked around for a few minutes, albeit stiffer than my old boots. I just want to know if there should be anything else I need to look for to make sure they fit well or if anything I have experienced seems off. Sorry, only second pair of boots and first were just kinda meh. Thanks in advance!

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Old 08-11-2010, 12:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Its really hard to tell you if they fit proper or not cos basically its your feet and we do not know how it feels like. I really hope it works out well for you. I own Celcius boots myself. From experience I'd have to say:

a) Leaning forward to check for heel lift is not enough if u do not stand on your toes and mimic a toe side turn. Body heat from riding, speed, the weight of your body and board etc will exert alot more force than just leaning forward.

b) In most cases, barely touching the front can be a sign of trouble. Because if it is just right out of the box or even t tad bit loose, pack out is going to make a huge impact on a snug fit. There is no true remedy for an improper fit at first instance.

c) REALLY tightening ur boots is not the solution cos boots loosen as u ride throughout the day. Unless of course u are in the habit of REALLY tightening them every run or two. Do you REALLY do that?

Some things to try if u havent:

d) I hear celcius boots come with some J bars which u can velcro onto at the sides. If yours come with those it could help.

e)Also your boot comes with the claws that helps to ensure the bottom section of the laces dont undo themselves during the run. This can help to grip ur ankle and feet so u dont get too much heel lift in the process, but really crank it down.

Hope this helps!

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Old 08-11-2010, 07:07 AM   #3 (permalink)
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My general rule of thumb is that if the boots are comfortable brand new, then they will pack out and end up loose. I always look for boots that fit snugly. Not comfortable, but not circulation cutting pain either.
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you could always add another pair of socks .... maybe
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Thanks for all the help everyone. Yeah, that was what I was afraid of. I need to try on another pair of Celsius boots I think. I bought them from dogfunk so can send em back whenever. I will wait for the '11 to come out and try on some others. I am just afraid that the 12s will be too tight but never know till you try. And Thad, no I don't REALLY tighten them all day. Haha, just in the morning usually. The claw locks on the Celsius are sweet and do hold the laces really well. The laces in general hold way better than my Burtons and are much easier to get tight. The O-Zone liner pull thing leaves much to be desired though. It doesn't seem to stay as nice as my cheapo pair of Burton boots. Do you have any problems with your liner loosening up?
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Try 12.5 if you can find some. You also have to remember that not all size 13 boots are created equal. A size 13 in one brand will fit different in another brand. The same size within a brand also varies between models sometimes.
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Thanks for all the help everyone. Yeah, that was what I was afraid of. I need to try on another pair of Celsius boots I think. I bought them from dogfunk so can send em back whenever. I will wait for the '11 to come out and try on some others. I am just afraid that the 12s will be too tight but never know till you try. And Thad, no I don't REALLY tighten them all day. Haha, just in the morning usually. The claw locks on the Celsius are sweet and do hold the laces really well. The laces in general hold way better than my Burtons and are much easier to get tight. The O-Zone liner pull thing leaves much to be desired though. It doesn't seem to stay as nice as my cheapo pair of Burton boots. Do you have any problems with your liner loosening up?
All liners loosen. It just depends to what extent. I buy my boots very very snug and wear very thin socks when I try it on. So when I wear the thick socks (one pair) and it packs out, its kinda just nice. Does the Celcius liner loosen? Yes. Does it pack out into mush? No.

As for th 2 x socks bit. I would recommend against it. Socks are of a different material from the liner and actually have a lot of give to them, affecting the responsiveness of your boot. Also, people say it actually makes ur feet colder cos the sweat does not evaporate as fast.

My 2 cents. And everyone's experience is kinda different.

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Old 08-11-2010, 02:23 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I always have the same problem with boots because i'm also a size 13. In general I'll only get maybe 30 days on my boots before i have to replace them because they packed out too much. The only brand I know of that makes a 12.5 is Salomon. They personally didn't work for my feet but the actual size was on point. I'm riding Northwave Decade SL's now and they seem to be pretty true to size for my feet. May be another brand worth checking out for you.
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Thanks! I will check them out. I know what you mean about the shoe size. I didn't want to buy a 12 because I know they will be too small and I heard that the Salomons run pretty narrow. I will check out the Northwaves though. Thanks for the suggestion. Yea, I read that doubling socks negates them feeling tight because your feet are that much farther away from the actual boot. Also, I was asking if you found that the drawstring on the liner actually loosened up (not so much about pack out). It seemed like the mechanism to hold it tight seemed a little suspect on the Celsius boots. Thanks again everyone!

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Old 08-12-2010, 08:18 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Rome makes a few boots in a 12.5 I believe. I was able to find one 2011 boot frm rome in a 12.5:

Best Prices On Rome Bodega Snowboard Boots Blue

Not sure how you feel about the color though

oh and here is another from rome:
http://www.proboardshop.com/rm2lib09...ard-boots.html
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