Im in the market for new boots this season and have done my research and have decided the pros of the boa lacing system outweigh the negatives (off chance of them breaking). I may get to go snowboarding once a year since i live in houston so my stuff doesnt go through hell and i have a hard time imagining them breaking anytime soon. Ive always had a problem with traditional boots because while i have a wide foot, i have a narrow heel which leads to a lot of slippage, which is why ive chosen to go dual boa this next time around.
My budget is in the sub $200 category but i wouldnt mind spending more if my money was being spent well. My favorite part of the mountain is the back country. I love deep powder, trees, double blacks etc. so im looking for a medium-stiff boot. I want to lean more towards the medium (on a 1-10 scale maybe a 7?) because i still do enjoy hitting the park a couple times a trip to make sure i can still clear a big table top.
Does anyone have any recommendations? The only place here that sells ski stuff is REI so i could possibly have them ship me in some boots to try on, so if they carry it the better. If not, as long as their return policy is good i can just ship them back if they dont work.
Ive looked at the:
DC Judge Dual-Zone Boa Snowboard Boots - 2011/2012 for $189
Also, any tips on knowing if i got the right size? My last were thirtytwo's at size 10 and im wondering if i maybe needed half a size smaller.
tldr dual boa boot for around 200? help