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Old 08-25-2010, 09:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Boots on a tropical island..

I'm having major issues finding boots where I live.. Okinawa, Japan. It's a tropical island that hasn't seen temperatures below freezing.. ever. So they don't have any snowboard gear here.

So what would you guys suggest I do? I hate to order online and keep mailing boots back that dont fit perfect. I can wait till the winter and buy some when I get to the mountain. Or I can fly all the way to tokyo just to try boots on, and pay japanese prices for boots are probably twice what they are in america on top of the airplane ticket.

My idea was to rent boots when I get up there, find a pair that I liked and just order those for next year. only issue is im wanting to buy a board and bindings before I go and dont want to get boots that fit great, but dont work with the bindings that I get.

Any ideas?
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Old 08-25-2010, 10:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Take a tape measure and measure out your foot in cm's from big toe to the back of your heel. That's Mondo point sizing and far more accurate then see if you have a wide, narrow, or average shape. From there hunt around and read up on boots. Or just buy em when you get to a mountain shop.
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Old 08-26-2010, 12:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Take a tape measure and measure out your foot in cm's from big toe to the back of your heel.
should be your longest toe right? not big toe, your big toe isnt necessarily the longest. not being a douchenozzle av, serious question.
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Nope big toe even if you have a pigeon toe going on size it to the big one get the liner molded and your longer toe if it's the index or middle will push it out.
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right on. i was just curious.
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Old 08-26-2010, 03:38 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Are there any measurements that might qualify as wide, narrow or average for foot width?
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Yeah its the same as for dress shoes an A width isn't the same as a Double D.
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