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Old 02-16-2012, 02:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I haven't been on them 15 times this year and I am already seeing some kinda serious wear and tear. Still ride and fit just fine, but has anyone else noticed this? Stitches coming apart, toecap coming apart, heel and toe of the sole getting worn down. Nothing major yet, but this could determine whether I buy boots from K2 again I don't want to have get new boots every 2 years because they keep falling apart.
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Old 02-16-2012, 03:34 AM   #2 (permalink)
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2 seasons on a pair of boots is pretty good going. They do take a lot of abuse especially if you rest your board on your boot whilst on the chair.
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They do take a lot of abuse especially if you rest your board on your boot whilst on the chair.
Never in a million years would rest my board on my boot, I know that tears them up quicker.

My last pair of K2's were good for three, I'm just curious if anyone here who has or has had K2's can tell me how long they typically last.
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I haven't been on them 15 times this year and I am already seeing some kinda serious wear and tear. Still ride and fit just fine, but has anyone else noticed this? Stitches coming apart, toecap coming apart, heel and toe of the sole getting worn down. Nothing major yet, but this could determine whether I buy boots from K2 again I don't want to have get new boots every 2 years because they keep falling apart.
Sounds like they are fine... plus if you boots can last two years that is pretty good. I've rarely had a boot that wasn't toasted after 40 days/season (have ridden boots from Burton, DCShoes, Northwarve, 32, Salomon, Nitro) especially if I ride them multiple days in the slush at Mt.Hood in the summer.
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I rest my board on my boot like a boss on the lift and I still get a shit ton of use out of my Salomon F22s.

IMO, if a boot isn't good for at least 75-100 days on the hill, it's a piece of shit. But then again, I always buy a boot that's on the stiffer side to get more life out of it. As it starts to loose it's stiffness, I'll shift it over to a park/fucking around boot to extend it's life. I still wear some 4 year old F22s as my park boot.
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Milk was a bad choice.

Boots are like cars. If they were built to last a lifetime, they would cost 100 times more and the companies would lose money in the end.

I feel like companies build boots to last 3 to 4 years for the "average" snowboarder... someone who rides about 20 to 25 times a season (and probably isn't putting in full 8 to 4 PM days every time).

Also if the boots aren't meshing with the bindings well, I would expect some ware in specific areas, especially if you aren't someone who straps in really tight. After only 15 days though... something is missing from this story...
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I have Maysis been on them for 10 days and they look brand new minus the mud lol. I posted on here a couple days ago with an issue with my bindings falling apart that no one else ecperinced with Union Forces. So maybe it's just the luck of the draw. Are your boots are draging at all? Post pics if you can would like to see.
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I generally get a couple years out of a pair, then another year as a backup. Current boots are last years K2T1DB, bought on clearance last fall. 28 trips, no issues yet. Like invillegorge, when they start to soften up, they become backups.
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I have K2 Maysis boots as well and I love em. The only real wear and tear I have is from resting my board on em but other than that they have held up real well. I've probably ridden with them 25+ times so far as well.
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Milk was a bad choice.

I feel like companies build boots to last 3 to 4 years for the "average" snowboarder... someone who rides about 20 to 25 times a season (and probably isn't putting in full 8 to 4 PM days every time).

Also if the boots aren't meshing with the bindings well, I would expect some ware in specific areas, especially if you aren't someone who straps in really tight. After only 15 days though... something is missing from this story...
Milk is always a bad choice. On the topic of boots, my two setups are a 2012 NS Raptor 159/Ride El Hefe's
and a 2012 Ride Berzerker 161/2012 Flow NXT-ATSE's and the boot seems to like both setups. I figured the Flow's would scuff the heel a little bit, and the El Hefe is a damn solid binding, and I ride them both as tight as I can. Like I said though nothing major yet, but I definitely see myself buying new boots after next season.

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I rest my board on my boot like a boss on the lift and I still get a shit ton of use out of my Salomon F22s.
From what I hear the F22 is designed for bigfoot, I'm an 11 with a slightly narrow foot, so I'm not sure that would work for me.
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