Need waterproof boots!! - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
User Tag List

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-14-2010, 07:01 AM
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
Need waterproof boots!!

G'day! I'm looking for new boots that are as waterproof as possible by design. I just returned a pair of 2010 Burton Moto's that left my feet swimming at the end of a wet slushy day. The store tried to sell me some Burton Ruler's but I've noticed the same design problem with these and the other 2010 model Burton boots. The small tougue flaps (that connect the tongue to the boot)are so low that they let any water just drain straight into your boots!!
Can anyone out there suggest a good pair of medium to stiff boots with waterproofing in mind? I need plenty of room around the toes and good hold at the heel for thin ankles. The Burton Ruler size 11 was a beautiful fit and it was really annoying that I had to put them back on the shelf because of those damn toungue flaps!!!

Sponsored Links
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-14-2010, 08:35 AM
Veteran Member
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 877
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have some k2 Darkos and my feet have never gotten wet (stinky? well... a little, haha).

I'd think most boots would be designed to be somewhat waterproof given that they'll be surrounded by snow, but apparently you've had some problems with Burtons at least. If they'll let you, try a different brand.
Snowfox is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-14-2010, 12:09 PM
Veteran Member
NWBoarder's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Port Orchard, WA
Posts: 2,055
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Blog Entries: 10
My DC's have never let me down. My feet get moist, but only from sweating, not from snow. Are you sure that it was snow specifically in your boots and not just some foot sweat? I've used my boots in powder, and slush and everything between and the only wetness I have ever had was from my own sweaty feet.

Oh yeah!? Well, my mom says I'm cool!
Originally Posted by Clayton Bigsby View Post
It never gets old, if you're in it for the passion, and not the fashion
NWBoarder is offline  
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-14-2010, 03:50 PM
Senior Member
Adrii's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Jersey Shore
Posts: 205
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My thritytwo's are....
Adrii is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-14-2010, 08:36 PM
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
Thanks for the suggestions!
I'm sure water was getting into the Moto's as it was raining and slushy conditions that left my feet soaked. I actually wrung out my socks at the end of the day and water poured out of them! The insoles are like sponges too which really hold water. The last day I used these boots was a perfect, sunny day and my feet got damp but this may have been mostly sweat.
I'm looking at Salomon Synapse wide boots at the moment as they should work well for my frog feet and aparently the tongue flaps run much further up the tongue. I'll check out some DC's as well. I'm very limited for choice with store's few and far between around here and they've mostly sold out of the common sizes.
Thanks again!

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome