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mikeinaus 12-20-2012 04:57 PM

Input on Northwave Legends?
hey everyone. ive been holding off getting some new boots until i find a new job but a deal popped up that i might have to take advantage of. i was all set to grab a pair of salomon dialogue wide, but a local store is selling off last years northwave legends for $99. i was just wondering what everyones opinions on the boots were?

ive tried on the dialogue wides and they fit awesome/super comfortable but retail price is around $300. im just curious how northwaves fit compared to salomon wides and if they are of similar quality/purpose. i have a fairly wide foot and narrow ankle...

i ride mainly backcountry powder and groomers and i prefer a mid to slightly stiffer boot.

RockyMTNsteeze 12-20-2012 08:51 PM

I don't know anything about the model you are thinking of buying, but I do think Northwaves are fucking excellent. I don't know what type of riding the Legends are made for, so you should goggle it. The pair I had have by far outlasted all pairs of boots I have owned. They were warm, comfortable and had a convenient highly functioning speed lacing system. It took well over one hundred days to pop the air packs. I paided about 80 for mine because they were sitting in shop for 2 years.

Mine were soft. The best boots ever!

Bones 12-20-2012 09:18 PM

I'm on my 3rd pair of Northwaves (none of them the Legend model). Very comfortable boot for me, very solid construction and good workmanship.

lisevolution 12-21-2012 12:58 PM

I love my Northwave boots. I have the Decade SL's from maybe 3 seasons ago and they are the best boots I've ever owned. Super comfortable, warm and have held up to the abuse I put on my gear better than any other brand. I also have a wide foot and I was close to buying the Salomon Dialogue wide's when I also found a sick deal on the Northwaves. Tried them and it was never a question. Don't buy them without getting your feet in them but if they fit properly don't hesitate to pull the trigger. They are made super well with quality materials.

woodhomie1996 12-21-2012 01:07 PM

I have some Northwave Legends from last season and love them! They are the right amount of stiffness and comfort.
These are the ones I have

mikeinaus 12-21-2012 01:14 PM

do they still have the problem with the laces ripping at the ankle straps?

its been hard to find reviews on these boots and the most talked about thing for them is for the laces ripping. however those threads were all from around 2009...

woodhomie1996 12-21-2012 02:09 PM

I haven't had any issues but I have only put like 50-60 days on them

mikeinaus 12-21-2012 02:50 PM

sounds like its fixed then. the ones I read said there were metal rings in the heel straps that ate threw the strings after a few weeks of use. gonna try some on in store today and see what's up...

woodhomie1996 12-21-2012 03:06 PM

They are some of the most comfortable boots I have ever used, hopefully they work out for you

surfinsnow 12-21-2012 06:20 PM

I bring my Northwaves with me every weekend as backup boots. I love them. Can't remember the model/name. My wife bought them for me. They packed out too much, and I need to use lifts and fat socks to make 'em work. I just bought a pair of 32 Focus Boas. In-fucking-sane. Love 'em. Again, nothing wrong with the Northwaves, other than having to compensate for the pack-out. Overall, NWs are really good boots.

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