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Burton, Nike?

Hey guys,

I've rode a bit when I was a younger fella, but have been away from the sport now since the last few years, but looking to get back into it.

My setup is a burton baron, with drake, MLB bindings. And looking for a suitable boot. I'm sure that most of my time will be on groomed trails, with some powder. I don't think I'll be doing much park riding until I beat off some of the rust.

Some of the boots I have been looking into are...

Nike Vapens
Burton Moto
Burton Rulers

Problem is, no one seems to carry any of these locally .. and don't have anywhere which carry's alot of boots. I know it's hard to give anyinput, but any would be appreciated.

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you're gonna have to make that extra effort to find a shop to try them on. any of those boots can be good or bad for you. it depends how they fit on you and only you.


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Motos fit me like crap. Vapens are nice but soft if your any bit aggressive they'll fall short. That is all.

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Yeah, I have heard both good and bad things from different people, about each boot. Would you guys say that the moto boot, is just as soft as the vapen? I can't say I'm going to be overly agressive, as I'm sure I'll almost have to learn all over again.

I'm going to set out over the next few days, and see if I can find some where which carry a wider variety of boots. Hopefully they'll have something in stock that I'll like, and avoid ordering online. Going by what everyone says on here, boots are #1 most important part of your gear.

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you're gonna have to make that extra effort to find a shop to try them on. any of those boots can be good or bad for you. it depends how they fit on you and only you.
This. Seriously. Try before you buy.
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I've ridden the Rulers and think that they rock. I've tried on the Motos and didn't like the flex through the cuff. Never tried the Nike's but I know a couple people that have and so far haven't heard any complaints. If you have to order boots without trying them on first I would suggest making sure that the company you go through has a good return policy.
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I've tried on size 9 Moto's & Vapens. The Vapens seem a hair shorter and more snug. Both are pretty soft but the Motos seem a bit softer.

I own a pair of size 8.5 Rulers from 2010/2011. Stiffer than the Motos.
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you're gonna have to make that extra effort to find a shop to try them on. any of those boots can be good or bad for you. it depends how they fit on you and only you.


DO NOT SKIMP ON BOOTS. If you have to buy them full price in the store, it will be well worth the little bit of money you would save if you purchased boots online that you have never tried on.

Burton Motos are garbage boots.

Burton's quick lace system is also garbage, so I wouldn't get the Rulers.

Nike boots are awesome, but very expensive.

FYI: Nike boots, like all of their products, run a half size small. So if you size up to be a 10.5, start out by trying their 11. 9 times out of 10 that will be your boot.

K2, 32, and Salomon make pretty good boots.


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Thanks for the replies guys, lots of good info.

I feel that I'm leaning towards a Nike boot. Have checked a local shop, which carries them but didn't have my size in stock .. but have since put in an order which should contain a size that will fit me.

I've seen alot of good deals online, but like you guys said .. I have fought off the temptation to buy because of price. I would rather take the time, try on a few different pair .. and be comfortable on the hill, instead of having sore/numb feet and be miserable.

I too, am a little nervous of the fast lacing systems. I just want to find a comfortable boot, which is middle range as stiffness goes with a traditional lacing system. I think the nike vapen will give me just that?
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Traditional laces are where its at. If you had tried on any Nike boot in your size you would have gotten the idea of where you stood (no pun intended) with what size you need. Then you order online to get the cheapest price.


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