Hmmmmm hit the 40 day mark....new boots?
Well I'm roughly at the 40 day mark on my Burton SLX boots and I noticed that the fabric on the liner is coming detached from the padding in the heel area of my left boot. I've also been having some pack-out issues on my right boot with a bit of heel lift (even with the j-bars). Guess it might be time for new boots?
So I've really enjoyed my SLXs, they're very comfortable with the perfect amount of flex that I need for my type of riding. I mostly do a lot of big mountain riding: steeps, chutes, drops, pow runs, a bit of backcountry, etc. Hardly any park, but if I do I'll just hit the kickers. With this in mind, the couple boots I've been looking at are the Ride Insano, Salomon F22, and Nitro Select TLS. I've also been interested in the Nike Kaiju's with everyone raving about them, but it seems like they might be a bit too soft.
At this point I'm really leaning towards the Ride Insanos after reading a bunch of reviews raving about the durability of the boots (some guy put 65+ days on his testers last year and they were still holding up great). They're a little stiffer than my SLXx, but I think they'd fit my riding pretty well.
I know the F22s are legit boots for what I need too and hold up pretty well. I've got friends who rave about these boots all the time.
The Nitro Select TLS I pretty much know nothing about, but have been wanting to give them a try for awhile. Anyone have experience with Nitros?
Anyone have any other options I should look at? Also, I wear size 10.5 so reduced footprint isn't quite needed, but I prefer it. I might want to purchase pretty soon so I can have them broken in for my Colorado trip at the end of January.