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Old 10-15-2012, 04:43 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Pack out like a full size if not more they're fucking crap. Seriously leave the snowboard boots to the professionals Nike has no clue what the fuck they're doing.
That's what I was gonna say, only nicer... After I purchased my first two set of boots based on looks, I'll be sure to never make that mistake ever again.

Get whatever boots feel best, not what boots look "cool"
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Old 10-15-2012, 05:24 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Just because you bought Nike's based on looks doesn't mean everyone did. My Nike's are by far the most comfortable boot I've ever owned in 12 years of riding
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Old 10-15-2012, 11:43 PM   #13 (permalink)
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thanks guys think ill go with the 9.5 then, if i dont still with my 32s for a bit longer
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Old 10-15-2012, 11:51 PM   #14 (permalink)
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You won't regret the Vapen. Im a 10.5 to 11 even in sneakers and dress shoes. Got Nike Kaijus a year ago in size 9.5----that is 1 size smaller. At first very tight now almost perfect. Downsizing to half a size would be perfect.
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My ZF1's look like a turd, seriously they're navy green throughout for the most part. I don't care because I picked them up with green superfeet + tax for only $150 new. I've recently got some k2 t1's for a stiffer boot on the days I'm doing steeper stuff but for the park, and 90% of the mountain, the nike's are incredible. Never any pressure points, dry, and almost too warm to the point where I have to wear thin socks on average cold days (20-30f) or my feet might sweat lol. After 20 days they still look great. Another thing I noticed was the amount of board feel you get out of them. After trying my ride boots back on, I felt like I was maneuvering a plank compared to how well I could feel the board with these. Only thing I don't like is they can take a bit to put on sometimes because of the internal ankle harness but once there on they're good to go the rest the day.

Most people either love Nike boots or hate them, definitely try before you buy or make sure there's a good return policy if buying online.

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Old 11-15-2012, 08:55 AM   #16 (permalink)
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I am not sure about my Nike's I had ZF-1's last year and they never packed out tight all season. Got Vapens this year and heat molded the liners fit great but tried them on today with new bindings to check fit and they were crushing my feet again, putting them to sleep! I am about to take them back and get 32's.
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:58 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I once bought a pair of Nikes and I am a HATER now. IMO Nike makes the most horrible boots. I HATE THEM SO MUCH. They fucked up my riding.

Those boots hurt like hell and I gave them enough days to break in. My feet were constantly freezing. I bought them because they were only 30 dollars at the Nike outlet and fit good.

Those were the worst boots I ever had. I think they suck and I will never buy Nike boots again. I have owned probably about 8 pairs of snowboard boots and even some shitty ones. The Nike boots were worse than some dated airwalks I bought on Ebay for 6 dollars.

I had Zoom Force 1s. Nike should quit snowboard boots
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Quite an odd spectrum of replies here, this is the first place I've seen anyone who wasn't absolutely in love with their Nike boots.

I bought a pair of Vapens last year, got size 10 because that's all they had near my size and I needed boots right then. My actual size is 10.5, I sometimes wear 11 for casual/street shoes and occasionally size down to 10 for cleats or running shoes. Anyway, when I first put them on they were awfully tight, but I wore them all evening around the house for a few nights, and then on the ride up from SC to WV, and I honestly forgot I was wearing snowboard boots a few times. Seriously, these things are as comfortable as my Jordans, you can wear 'em all day as long as your feet don't get too warm. The 10's didn't really pack out, as much as they expanded just enough in certain areas while still having a nice snug fit overall. If I sit with my feet propped up high for an extended period of time, they start to feel a little tight, but I love the snug-ness.

To sum it up, I got Vapens a half-size down from what I normally wear, and wore them as much as possible before my first trip in them. They are now as comfortable as basketball shoes, give great board feel, are nice and light (as far as snowboard boots go), and have a comfortably snug fit (they feel like they're a bit small when you're first putting them on, but within a few minutes you forget you're wearing them). I can't recommend them enough, and yes, go one half-size down.
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I once bought a pair of Nikes and I am a HATER now. IMO Nike makes the most horrible boots. I HATE THEM SO MUCH. They fucked up my riding.

Those boots hurt like hell and I gave them enough days to break in. My feet were constantly freezing. I bought them because they were only 30 dollars at the Nike outlet and fit good.

Those were the worst boots I ever had. I think they suck and I will never buy Nike boots again. I have owned probably about 8 pairs of snowboard boots and even some shitty ones. The Nike boots were worse than some dated airwalks I bought on Ebay for 6 dollars.

I had Zoom Force 1s. Nike should quit snowboard boots
Well that's probably why you hated them, buying them because they were a "cheap deal".

And "fit good" (lol) is a relative term.

Nikes probably don't fit your foot as well as some other boots, that you neglected to try on. Your fault, not Nike's. They make the best boots on the market, IF YOUR FEET FIT THEIR BOOTS.
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Old 11-19-2012, 01:05 PM   #20 (permalink)
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The Nike outlet here sells a lot of snowboard boots.

I know another person who has the same hatred as me. I have heard from talking to other people on the mountain they had the same experience. A lot of people buy boots at the Nike Outlet and hate them. I don't think they are the best boots at all.

I never heard of people hating boots from snowboard companies as much as Nike boots. Nike boots get a lot of hate. I do know some people who claim to like them. If a boot is good, most people will like them.

The boots were cheap because they were the last size left in May. I wear a women's 5 and if the shop even bothers carrying that size, it's normally the last one sold. I have not paid more than 80 dollars in years for boots because of this. I was not trying on other boots because those fit and were very affordable. I paid 50 for my previous pair and those were epic.

I know how boots are suppose to fit. The boots hurt and made my feet cold. I had to adjust my bindings for the Nikes. They were slimmer. I think this is why I hate them. The other boots I have owned were much chunkier which I am thinking gave my feet more support and insulation.
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