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Old 10-23-2010, 08:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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so i need new boots, and im determined to save moeny and buy online. my main concern is what brands fit true to size, im a 9 and my foot is a bit narrow. i dont mind last seasons stuff and id like to stay below $150. comfortable boots is a must, and im not crazy about boots with a crazy forward lean. from trying on boots last week id say i want something a bit softer, im going to be using these with a medium flex freestyle board and ill be all over the mountain from park to black diamonds. so what would you guys recommend? im open to any brand, i just want true to my size and comfortable mainly. if theres anyone with a foot similar to mine maybe tell me what you ride would help. some boots ive been looking at are the nike zoom force one, vans andreas wiig 09, rome fillmore, and these 32 lashed NEW Thirty Two 32 Lashed Black Blue Snowboard Boots 8.5 - eBay (item 270651055869 end time Nov-16-10 17:54:59 PST)
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Old 10-23-2010, 09:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well, like all the other replies to all other boot threads, I'll give you the scoop. Don't buy online without ever trying the boot on. Sure some websites have a sweet return policy, but it's a pain in the ass to have to keep returning boots that don't fit right.

If you are feeling nice, go to your local shop or outlet, and just start trying on boots. Make sure the boots fit snug on your feet and walk around in them for a while to make sure there aren't any serious pressure points. Buy what is the most comfortable.

If you are feeling like a dick and want to save money, do the above, and then tell the shop you are figuring out the sizing because it's going to be your christmas present. Then proceed to buy the boots online for cheaper,(if they are cheaper, right now 10/11 stuff will probably be a flat price between sources).
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Old 10-23-2010, 09:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Im with hobomaster on all points. Boots are something that you never buy online and never try to get too cheap. The lashed is a great boot but you really have to try it on before you buy them. I killed my feet last year with the damn burton motos so I knew that spending $200 plus on boots would pay off in the long run.

The other problem is that different manufacturers run different sizes, true to fit is a non-existent term in boot sizing. I wear size 11 everything and neither thirtytwo, Burton or k2 are 11s on me, usually 1 size smaller.
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