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Old 07-12-2012, 12:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys just wondering which brands have the smallest footprints?

Ride claims that it decreases by two sizes.

Nitro looks really small when i look at pics of their boots with reducer tech.

Burton has shrink tech, does that filter into forum?

Does k2 have the same reduction as ride?


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I don't think i can ride northwave, salomon (f series as i don't think they make wides in those), or nike so i

don't care much about them but if you know the answer there might be some other guys with bigger feet out there

that would like to know the answer.
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Salomon F series are pretty darn small.

Oops, just saw where you didn't want them. My bad.
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I wear size 13 dress and casual shoes and use a size 12 Burton Ion with the reduced footprint tech... I would say they fit more like an 11 possibly 10.5

if you are trying to fit ur boots into a smaller sized binding DO NOT do it. instead, order a wide board and appropriate sized bindings and enjoy the fuck out of the extra stability and comfort of not smashing your feet for 6+ hours a day of riding

Edit: Re-read your OP and realized I am totally assuming this is why you are asking... if it wasn't what you were asking my bad but mabye someone else can use the info

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I have been using the DC judge for 2 years. I have compared it side by side to the ride insano, and you couldn't tell a difference in the footprint. I think I also compared to the burton imperial - I couldn't tell a difference. I was able to comfortably fit into a half size smaller DC boot than the ride. The judge seemed less bulky than the ride with excellent heel retention.
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I wear size 13 dress and casual shoes and use a size 12 Burton Ion with the reduced footprint tech... I would say they fit more like an 11 possibly 10.5

if you are trying to fit ur boots into a smaller sized binding DO NOT do it. instead, order a wide board and appropriate sized bindings and enjoy the fuck out of the extra stability and comfort of not smashing your feet for 6+ hours a day of riding

Edit: Re-read your OP and realized I am totally assuming this is why you are asking... if it wasn't what you were asking my bad but mabye someone else can use the info
Ya i have a wide board already and squeeze my feet into 12.5s, but i am looking for the brands with the smallest footprints so that i can buy a bigger pair of boots for splitboarding and wanted to start trying on boots on with the smaller foot prints.
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I have been using the DC judge for 2 years. I have compared it side by side to the ride insano, and you couldn't tell a difference in the footprint. I think I also compared to the burton imperial - I couldn't tell a difference. I was able to comfortably fit into a half size smaller DC boot than the ride. The judge seemed less bulky than the ride with excellent heel retention.
That is interesting, a rep for spark bindings told me that salomon had some of the longer boots and dc and 32 were some of the bulkiest and to stay away from those 3 brands.
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You should probably go to a shop and try some on / look at the boots side by side.

The lower end DC's might be bulkier I dunno... I tried on the burton imperial, grail, and one other one with "Shrinkage" the boots felt really comfortable, however I didnt notice them being any shorter than the DC's. I prefer dual zone boa to those pull laces or regular laces. I have never tried on a nitro boot or 32 brand.

I tried on a salmon f22 or f20 last year. These are supposed to be some of the least bulky boots out there *i think* They appeared pretty small, however the forefoot was narrow. My forefoot is wider so the boots felt cramped.

The ride insano I tried on was really comfortable and lightweight. It seemed noticeably bulkier than the judge. The length was the same.

The DC judge fit me the best out of the boots I tried on. The heel hold in the judge was noticeably better than all the other boots. It is just as short as these other brands claiming footprint reduction/shrinkage.

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