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Old 01-02-2013, 10:50 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Ok, that definitely answers my question! That's exactly how I'd like them to fit, with the size 14 Ride boots I have now becoming loose and feeling too big.
I also have wider feet which makes the Ride boots a little painful when I sometimes go on my toe edge, and everyone says ThirtyTwo's boots are wide so that's how I know I don't need to worry about that.

I'll still wait to see how Mjigga99's STWs turn out though before I pull the trigger and order.
I've alwas had to get wide boots. The Thirty Two's aren't "wide" but they still feel great.
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I've alwas had to get wide boots. The Thirty Two's aren't "wide" but they still feel great.
I have the 2010/11 STW Boa's. I wear a 10.5 EEE street and the 32's are the only boot out of the 3-4 I tried & returned that fit comfortably! My 10.5's seem to be true to size length wise!
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Old 01-05-2013, 05:26 PM   #13 (permalink)
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FedEx dropped off my boots today. First fit felt great and I wore them around the house while making dinner. My toes barely touch the front of the boot and my heels feel snug without any gaps. My left foot is 14.14" and my right is 14.23" and the size 14 thirtytwo stw boa's fit great. I will be heatmolding them just because my feet are different sizes. I can't wait till next weekend to ride in these babies.
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FedEx dropped off my boots today. First fit felt great and I wore them around the house while making dinner. My toes barely touch the front of the boot and my heels feel snug without any gaps. My left foot is 14.14" and my right is 14.23" and the size 14 thirtytwo stw boa's fit great. I will be heatmolding them just because my feet are different sizes. I can't wait till next weekend to ride in these babies.
Nice! I ordered a pair of Prions today in Black, size 13.

I was going to get the Exus boots but in the end I wanted something better. I was also afraid the carry loop on the back of them would be awkward to fit inside the highback, like on my last boots.
Since the STWs are Boa versions of the Exus with a better liner, hopefully the loop things on the back won't get in your way when strapping in. I was expecting them to be higher than the highback of the bindings, but in the end I decided to just go with the Prions which have better liners, exterior, and don't have anything on the back.

Good to hear that you're happy with your new boots!
Now I just have to wait for UPS to deliver, which is usually a lot faster then FedEx- which took well over a week to deliver the last thing I ordered. I sure hope they fit! If not, dogfunk will let me exchange them for the 14s no problem.

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Old 01-05-2013, 07:05 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I have flow bindings so anything is better than my old Burton's with the quick pull strap that wrapped around the highback clamp.

You should be happy with yours too, the whole boot has a slimmer profile compared to the Burton's in the smaller size.
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I have flow bindings so anything is better than my old Burton's with the quick pull strap that wrapped around the highback clamp.

You should be happy with yours too, the whole boot has a slimmer profile compared to the Burton's in the smaller size.
Do you mean the profile of the back side of the boot? I like how ThirtyTwo boots are straight up at the back and the sole is in aligned with the back. That's not the case on some Burton boots like you said, and it's probably worse on the Ride boots I have now- the back of the boot is completely curved inward and the sole is not flush with it. This results in the boot being set more forward in the binding than it should be, and the only contact points being at the bottom of the heel loop and the very top of the highback.
I noticed that Ride's bindings have higher heel loops and the highbacks have the matching curve, but it means that their boots will only fit best with their bindings.

Here's the boot I have now:



Another issue is that the toe section is really wide and flat, which means I can't properly cap my Union toe straps and have to run them over the top.
I see a lot of pros and other people who ride ThirtyTwo boots with Union bindings, and Union/C3 always uses ThirtyTwo boots in their binding setup videos.

Now that I'm discussing boot-binding fit, I'll go on to say that although ThirtyTwo boots and Union bindings were meant to be compatible with any other brand, Union bindings were likely to have been designed specifically around ThirtyTwo boots. That's pretty obvious from all the official content released that show the two brands together, although they're not really affiliated with each other.
Looks like I'm on the way to a perfect fit!
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By profile I meant overall size, check it out...

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The Burton's are massive and bulky. The new 32's I got are lighter and slimmer, especially just over the ankle where the top strap sits.
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By profile I meant overall size, check it out...

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The Burton's are massive and bulky. The new 32's I got are lighter and slimmer, especially just over the ankle where the top strap sits.
OK, now I see what you mean. Damn, those STWs look good in black!
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So I've ordered the Prions in size 13, but today I also wanted to grab a pair in 14 like Mjigga99 did, just in case they're too small. Unluckily for me, all the webstores including ThirtyTwo's is out of them in 14, so I paid an extra $20 and ordered the Fast Track version in the same color, which they did have.

Hopefully the 13s will fit, but now I have a back-up if they don't. So I was wondering, has anyone had any problems with the new FT system, in case I do have to go with the 14s?
Until now I've known nothing about ThirtyTwo's speed laces.
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Those pics show the only problem I have with the Thirty Twos. The heel is more squared off, so there isn't much clearance for the Flow NXT high-backs. But, it actually kind of helped, because I had to readjust my bindings, and I think they actually might fit better. Only been out twice on them, and still fine tuning, but the Thirty Two Focus Boas are really stiff, really comfortable, nice low profile...and the heel doesn't seem to be a big problem once the Flow's are properly adjusted.
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