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Lowest profile boots for a narrow foot?

Hey guys,

Who makes the lowest profile boot for a narrow foot? I am having issues finding a boot as I wear a size 10/10.5, but I have a narrow foot. I currently have K2 Darko Boa Condas, but I am find that they are too bulky for my liking.

Any help would be appreciated!!!! thanks!
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Those K2's are not that bulky. Go look at any Vans or 32 boot and you'll see what I mean. Lowest profile boot out there is the Salomon F20/F22.

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any info on 32 lashed vs burton ruler?

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I have size 13 narrow feet and so after lots of research i got the salomon F22s. I just got back from my first weekend with them and i LOVE them. i spent about 6-7 hours each day riding plus 2 more each day sitting around and drinking in them. The stiffness is perfect, they are comfy, zero heel lift or slop. They're not super super warm though, it was between 7F (summit) and 20F (base) out and after about four hours or so my toes were starting to get a little cold. I wear a pair of smartwool socks under them and it wasn't a big enough deal to change that up at all.

Their foot print is so much smaller than my old boots that i had to redo all my binding straps. Noticeably smaller than my friend's boots w/ similar or even smaller sized feet.

VERY happy with these boots.
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thanks I appreciate the info!
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I think the lowest profile is the Burton Hail. I just picked up the restricted Hails. I was skeptical about their claim about it reducing the boot's footprint by a whole size, but it seems absolutely true. I never use anything but large bindings for my 9.5/10 boots. When I went to setup my 390 bosses with my Hails, I found that I had to practically put everything at their lowest settings. In other words, I believe the small/medium bindings would have fit better.

However, the Hails are soft boots. Not the best for freeriding, but I did it anyways lol. I couldn't pass up the comfort of these boots.

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I've been wearing the F22's for years now. Good fit for me. I just got 1 pair of Smartwool snowboard socks and had cold feet for the first time. It wasn't even an exceptionally cold day. I usually use Burton socks which are thicker. Some of my Burton's have wool in them, some not-- both warm. Now I save the smartwools for warmer days.
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I've been wearing the F22's for years now. Good fit for me. I just got 1 pair of Smartwool snowboard socks and had cold feet for the first time. It wasn't even an exceptionally cold day. I usually use Burton socks which are thicker. Some of my Burton's have wool in them, some not-- both warm. Now I save the smartwools for warmer days.
Smartwool comes in several different thicknesses. It's the best socks I own and I have a bunch from Burton and some from Under Armour. I use the Medium PHD Snowboard Socks from Smartwool and it puts a smile on my face. Took it to Tahoe in a snow storm and my feet stayed warm and toasty all day.

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I think the lowest profile is the Burton Hail. I just picked up the restricted Hails. I was skeptical about their claim about it reducing the boot's footprint by a whole size, but it seems absolutely true. I never use anything but large bindings for my 9.5/10 boots. When I went to setup my 390 bosses with my Hails, I found that I had to practically put everything at their lowest settings. In other words, I believe the small/medium bindings would have fit better.

However, the Hails are soft boots. Not the best for freeriding, but I did it anyways lol. I couldn't pass up the comfort of these boots.

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I picked up the Restricted Hails last night as well. So comfy, but I am a bit worried about how soft they may be. I wanted something that could kill the whole mountain. I think I will make do and just tighten them up a bit more for some carving. I wore them around the house a little yesterday and my foot fell asleep a little. With these pack out? They are the right size, just when you crank down on the laces I lose circulation, but I like the tightness.

Oh yah, what is the dif. between the restricted hails and normal ones?
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Mine haven't packed out yet, but all boots do eventually. I have the same problem if I tighten them too much. I just tighten the liner a little less and tighten the laces by zones.

They are real soft and I had to put more effort into my freeriding. I don't really mind though.

The difference between the restricted and regular hails are the soles. The restricted is supposed to have more dampening and is also flatter on the bottom. It's meant for optimal performance with their ICS/EST system, but w/e. This was my only Hail option so I went with it. I rather like it.


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