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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-14-2011, 04:40 PM Thread Starter
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Buying Boots tomorrow, looking for advice

Hey everyone I am going to be going to the only ski shop (that I could find at least) near me tomorrow to buy myself some boots for my very first set-up I will be ordering once I have purchased some boots. I just was wondering if anyone was willing or wanted to waste a little time to look through the selection the store has on their website and let me know if there is a pair I should completely AVOID. (ie Not known for very good quality etc.) Here is the website and the selection is rather small, I would be looking at a pair of Mens boots as well so that narrows it down some.

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Thanks for any insight you guys could offer I really appreciate any help you can give me. Hopefully I can find a good fit tomorrow!
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Those all look like name brands to me. The main thing is does the boot fit you well. Believe me don't get a boot that doesn't fit or that you think fits ok. Sometimes you can get one that fits pretty good and modify it with fitting aids but you want to try and avoid having to do that. Your boots are pretty much the most important thing you will get. If your boots don't fit quite right you're going to spend a lot of time messing with them instead of snowboarding.
Don't worry to much about quality at this point. You may only keep them for a season anyway because you realized you don't like something about them and want some new ones for next year.
Try as many on as you can and when you find one you think you like wear it for at leased 15 to 20 minutes. It may seem fine for 5 minutes and then after you have it on for a while you realize it makes your foot go to sleep. Good luck!
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Well after quite a voyage today I finally got a pair of boots. I ended up at Dicks because of the selection and after trying on every pair they had left in my size I ended up with the Salomon Faction Speed Lace boots which felt amazing when I had them on so it was a success.
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Sounds like you did the right thing in trying on as many as you could. I aboslutely HATE buying boots. Hate it. Glad everything worked out for ya. Enjoy the new rubber!
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Stay away from $50-100 boots,Just junk

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A Name brand boot $150 is fine for a first boot,also look into the Boa system you will never lace boots again after trying them.


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