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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-03-2011, 03:26 PM Thread Starter
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Old boots are ummm.... ancient

So I haven't snowboarded since 2001 and last time I did my Burton Drivers were killing me. I had some serious pain where the ratchet straps cross over the boots. I'm not sure if it was because I was leaning on them while boarding (bad form?) or if my gear just sucks. I'm going to get an all new setup so new bindings and a new board will be purchased as well. I'm only going to be boarding a few times a year but I don't want to waste my money on crap. I was thinking about Nike, Solomon or Celsius. I'm 6'1" 190lbs and will be mostly an all moutain rider with the occasional mini jump. Any info would be great, thanks!

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So I just went to a local skate/surf shop that decided to stop selling snowboarding gear due to the east coast always having the jump on the west coast. They have a pair of Burton Ruler Boots normally $200 for $140. I wear a size 13 shoe and these are a 14. A few reviews said that they run small and advised ordering a 1/2 size up. I put them on and they have a little bit of play in the heel height wise but there wasn't any heel to toe movement. Plus they weren't heat formed to my foot and I was wearing really short and thin socks. Are these good boots? I like the speed lacing system if it holds. The few reviews I read held them in high marks.

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Bump, anyone have experience with the Ruler boot?
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To be honest, to get the right fit and not have foot pain, you need to TRY boots on. There is the possibility that some boot you order will work out, but it's only a hunch and if it doesn't your either gonna end up having foot pain or sending them back.

Boots are one of those things where it's really important to just go out there and try them on, because they can ruin your day, where bindings/boards will only react to your skills.

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To be honest, to get the right fit and not have foot pain, you need to TRY boots on. There is the possibility that some boot you order will work out, but it's only a hunch and if it doesn't your either gonna end up having foot pain or sending them back.

Boots are one of those things where it's really important to just go out there and try them on, because they can ruin your day, where bindings/boards will only react to your skills.
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Also, if you already have heel lift, it'll only get worse when the boots pack out.
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So will the socks eliminate heel lift or should I just find a smaller size? The boots were really comfortable.
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Check your highback. Stiff boots tend to cut off circulation when they are forced to flex.


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Check your highback. Stiff boots tend to cut off circulation when they are forced to flex.
I'm sorry I don't know what highbacks are and how to check them.
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So after doing a little more research and talking to our local big box stores I think I'm going to pass on the Rulers. A full size up from my normal shoe size and already getting heel lifts makes me think that when they pack out it'll get much worse. Yesterday I discovered the K2 Maysis. I haven't tried them on yet because no one carries any boots in a 12 or 13 so I'm gonna head to West LA to try a pair of 12's on, hopefully they wont be too tight.
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K2 Maysis
Great boot. Intuition is nice.
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