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Old 09-07-2011, 06:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, any advice on Salomon Pledge vs Malamute? I like a good stiff boot but find my current boots give me a sore shins after awhile. They are quite old so maybe they're just packed out a bit. I tried a friends' Synapse but felt they were extremely squishy on the forward lean.

Living in a surf town, it's hard to get good advice on snow gear! I ride in Japan once a year for around 10 days, mainly free ride pow, trees and groomers rarely hitting the park.
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Old 09-20-2011, 11:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Lonely old thread here. Decided to drop some cash on the 2012 Malamutes. Hope to f*ck they fit.
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Old 09-23-2011, 09:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 09-23-2011, 09:28 PM   #4 (permalink)
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they are still in the US waiting to be shipped, let you know!
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Old 09-24-2011, 12:12 PM   #5 (permalink)
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The Malmutes are probably the stiffest 'soft' boot known to man. Closest to a hard boot as you'll come. Be prepared to spend a lot of time breaking them in. Unfortunately, I'll probably have to say you won't have them broken in by the time you're done with your 10 day Japan trip.

They are a great boot though, so don't let my comments throw you off. Just be prepared for how ridiculously stiff they are!
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Old 09-24-2011, 04:37 PM   #6 (permalink)
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thanks DrnknZag, the only thing I can do is try them. Pretty early buying so I can always exchange.
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Old 09-26-2011, 11:00 AM   #7 (permalink)
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u can wear them around the house at night for a month

if u have a wife/gf they will love it!
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The Malmutes are probably the stiffest 'soft' boot known to man. Closest to a hard boot as you'll come. Be prepared to spend a lot of time breaking them in. Unfortunately, I'll probably have to say you won't have them broken in by the time you're done with your 10 day Japan trip.

They are a great boot though, so don't let my comments throw you off. Just be prepared for how ridiculously stiff they are!
I didn't find them to be as stiff as you're making them out to be. I had plenty of flex in my 2011 malamutes from day 1, and they were broken in to a medium-stiff by maybe the sixth or seventh day of riding. They're certainly a fairly gnarly boot and will protect your ankles from whatever you can throw at them, but it's not like they're made of titanium or anything like that.
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Old 02-14-2012, 02:39 AM   #9 (permalink)
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just had three days on the Malamutes in Japan and so far they are very comfortable, nice and stiff and have such easy adjusting. Love them!
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