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Old 08-30-2010, 11:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Good experiences with newer boots?

My 3-4 year old Thirty-Two Prions are pretty beat up, and my feet have somehow shrunk a little since I lost weight so I think it's about time for a new pair. A local boardshop is going out of business so I figured I might as well swing by and see if they have any good deals on boots.

Of course I'm going to try and find the pair that fit's best, but what are some boots or brands you guys have been very happy with? Also is now probably the best time to buy new boots since they will have discounted 09/10 stuff?
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Old 08-30-2010, 11:48 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I will only ride thirtytwo since the day I got my first pair. If you like yours 3-4 years ago, try them now. Even better. DC has some nice boots also. Id check some of them out too.
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I've owned a few brands but I've been happiest with the Burton Hail, I had a pair of DC that were also pretty good. It's very possible that your feet did shrink if you lost much weight, two years ago I was wearing size 14 boots that fit good and now my Hails are a 12. I lost about 75 pounds over the past couple of years.
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my feet are a bit wider and ive been very happy with the way celsius and vans boots fit. both pairs of vans i have killed the first week or so of riding but after that the broke in very nicely.

the celsius i liked right out of the box and are the most comfortable boot ive worn but they def get pretty soft after a good month or 2 of solid riding.
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Your feet didn't shrink your boots packed out.
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09-10 32 lashed are without a doubt the best boots ive ever purchased
i'm sure the 2010-11 thirtytwo boots are way better but you might get lucky and find a sweet deal on last seasons stuff
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Your feet didn't shrink your boots packed out.
There's no doubt they packed out, but after losing around 45 lbs from the time when I bought them, my feet are definitely skinnier then they used to be.

Thanks for the suggestions guys, I'll definitely take a look at the new 32's since the pair I'm replacing were great boots.
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There's no doubt they packed out, but after losing around 45 lbs from the time when I bought them, my feet are definitely skinnier then they used to be.

Thanks for the suggestions guys, I'll definitely take a look at the new 32's since the pair I'm replacing were great boots.
Nice job on the weight loss, snowboarding is definitely a lot more fun when you're not hauling those extra pounds around the mountain.
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Dude 3-4 years old? How many days a year are you riding?
I find it almost impossible to get a full year out of a pair of boots.
Anyway definitely get some new ones. New boots make a world of difference on your riding.
As for brands it doesn't matter really because they're all crap and will fall apart in a year or less, so whatever fits is the way to go.
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Old 09-05-2010, 11:47 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I don't know man, I've gotten probably 70-80 days out of these boots, they don't even look "that" thrashed either. When I put on a new pair I'm probably gonna be amazed because I was riding with destroyed ones for so long. The local boardshop already closed, and the new one that just opened will only have 2011 stuff so I'm gonna have to go hunting in the land of the strip-mall for deals on 2010.
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