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Old 10-14-2012, 02:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Time for new boots. Suggestions?

Ive been riding some burton ions the past two seasons and they are pretty dead and loose, so I'm into the market for new boots.

I ride a 160 Sherlock with some malavitas and have an all mountain riding style.

I'm looking for a stiffer boot that you can shread in all day long. I have a size 11 pretty normal foot. Kinda skinny in the heel and pretty wide flat toe area, I guess you can say I have very picky feet and takes me a while to adjust to new boots

So what do you guys recommend? I'd love to just throw and a new pair and not have to worry about pressure points or a perfect fit so I don't go numb. Do boots like this actually exist? I've been reading up on the solomon synapse and they seem nice but maybe a little to soft, also looked at the malamutes that seem stiffer

So I'll stop blabbering,

Thanks for the help guys

Ps. Anyone know a good shop around Calgary for Solomon?
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From 32, the Prime is stiff, bomber, but the TM-Two is also a longtime favorite, alot more support than a Lashed but not crazy stiff.
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Ive been riding some burton ions the past two seasons and they are pretty dead and loose, so I'm into the market for new boots.

I ride a 160 Sherlock with some malavitas and have an all mountain riding style.

I'm looking for a stiffer boot that you can shread in all day long. I have a size 11 pretty normal foot. Kinda skinny in the heel and pretty wide flat toe area, I guess you can say I have very picky feet and takes me a while to adjust to new boots

So what do you guys recommend? I'd love to just throw and a new pair and not have to worry about pressure points or a perfect fit so I don't go numb. Do boots like this actually exist? I've been reading up on the solomon synapse and they seem nice but maybe a little to soft, also looked at the malamutes that seem stiffer

So I'll stop blabbering,

Thanks for the help guys

Ps. Anyone know a good shop around Calgary for Solomon?
My friend just bought the K2 Thraxis and I just bought the K2 UFO at Mission in Kensington. Put them on for over a half hour and then decided to buy them and get them heat molded. Althougth I have not ridden them yet....they are just super comfortable. I think you Ski Cellar may sell Solomon. They sell K2's but didn't have the UFO's and ran out of Thraxis.
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Old 10-14-2012, 02:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
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You might like the new Nike Ites. I've been looking around for a shop in Calgary that sells Salomon but haven't found one yet, let me know if you find a shop with them.

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Ive been riding some burton ions the past two seasons and they are pretty dead and loose, so I'm into the market for new boots.

I ride a 160 Sherlock with some malavitas and have an all mountain riding style.

I'm looking for a stiffer boot that you can shread in all day long. I have a size 11 pretty normal foot. Kinda skinny in the heel and pretty wide flat toe area, I guess you can say I have very picky feet and takes me a while to adjust to new boots

So what do you guys recommend? I'd love to just throw and a new pair and not have to worry about pressure points or a perfect fit so I don't go numb. Do boots like this actually exist? I've been reading up on the solomon synapse and they seem nice but maybe a little to soft, also looked at the malamutes that seem stiffer

So I'll stop blabbering,

Thanks for the help guys

Ps. Anyone know a good shop around Calgary for Solomon?
I have super narrow ankles, wide toes, and flat feet like ou and without a question Nitro boots are the way to go. The Nitro Selects come with a removable plastic insert that makes it pretty stiff for freeriding, but you can remove for park. The link I listed is from Backcountry.com, which will ship to your for free to US/Canada and will accept the returned boot EVEN if you ride it and decide you don't like it for a FULL REFUND.


I've owned the 32 Tm-Two and ridden the Prime. 32boots are just super soft in general... the Tm-Two is like a 5 out of 10 and went to mush after 30 days. The Prime was only marginally better. Salomons are better, but the heel is still a little wide (I get heel lift). Nitro is the BEST for narrow heel wide toes (I have flat feet too, but custom footbeds are what fix that problem)

In my search for boots I have tried multiple models of Burton, Ride, K2, DCshoes, Vans, 32, Salomon (F22, F24, Dialogue, Synapse, Malamute, and Nitros boots.
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Thanks man, I'll forsure check them out. I've got custom footbeds for a high arch that i would throw in there. But definabtly would like a pair of boots with the removable inserts. I'm gonna check those nitros out, those nikes with the insert look pretty sick. And the trice dcs look promising as well, cant remember the model name
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Any other input is highly appreciated, ongoing to be looking the next week or two so if I can narrow it down two 2-3 models to try it would help great. Not to interested in what you have heard , only what you have rode and know first hand

Thanks a lot guys
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I have super narrow ankles, wide toes, and flat feet like ou and without a question Nitro boots are the way to go. The Nitro Selects come with a removable plastic insert that makes it pretty stiff for freeriding, but you can remove for park. The link I listed is from Backcountry.com, which will ship to your for free to US/Canada and will accept the returned boot EVEN if you ride it and decide you don't like it for a FULL REFUND.


I've owned the 32 Tm-Two and ridden the Prime. 32boots are just super soft in general... the Tm-Two is like a 5 out of 10 and went to mush after 30 days. The Prime was only marginally better. Salomons are better, but the heel is still a little wide (I get heel lift). Nitro is the BEST for narrow heel wide toes (I have flat feet too, but custom footbeds are what fix that problem)

In my search for boots I have tried multiple models of Burton, Ride, K2, DCshoes, Vans, 32, Salomon (F22, F24, Dialogue, Synapse, Malamute, and Nitros boots.


I used that site ad ordered last years selects. The link you sent was my size and there only last one. And 35 percent off!!!

On paper they seem perfect for me , I hope they are as good as they sound. Thanks man
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I used that site ad ordered last years selects. The link you sent was my size and there only last one. And 35 percent off!!!

On paper they seem perfect for me , I hope they are as good as they sound. Thanks man
Enjoy! And remember if you ever decide there is something wrong with them (now or a year from now), you can return them for a refund (just don't abuse it). In general, it is a lot easier to deal with backcountry.com than it is to deal with the warranty departments of companies.
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Enjoy! And remember if you ever decide there is something wrong with them (now or a year from now), you can return them for a refund (just don't abuse it). In general, it is a lot easier to deal with backcountry.com than it is to deal with the warranty departments of companies.
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