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Old 01-09-2013, 08:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Burton women's boots - felix or emerald

I'm debating between the burton felix boots or the emerald boots. Felix boots are much more expensive but extremely comfortable and light. I didn't get a chance to try on the emerald boots though. Which one would you guys recommend? I couldn't find any reviews for the felix 2013 or the emerald 2013 boots.. anyone??
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Would you be able to go back and try on the Emerald ones? How much of a price difference is it? If you don't need them asap, but them during the summer. Always cheaper during the summer. I have Burton Cocoa boots which I got last summer and have been using them this winter and I love them. I've noticed though that when I walk in them my feet tingle (circulation cut off?) and I have tied them looser and same thing. Oh well lol when I'm riding I love them. Comfortable, look nice, and fit nice. So I would say try on the other pair but if you can't then just go with the ones you liked. Did you try on any others? You may find you like others better.
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Now I can't comment on which boot I like better because I'm a guy. But I did sell snowboarding boots for a couple of years and I can tell you that the best boot for you is the boot that fitYOU the best. I know you girls probably care more about color and style than anything else. That's ok. And it seems you are a little partial to Burton, which is fine too. I would recommend trying on as many different boots as possible, different models and different brands. If you want to stick with burton, then try on every burton model that the shop has. Whatever one fits the best on YOUR foot is the one you should get (as long as it looks good, of course). If you feel pressure or any amount of uncomfortableness within the first 10 minutes, just imagine how that will feel after a couple of hours on the snow. Happy feet= a happy day of riding. Good luck
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Would you be able to go back and try on the Emerald ones? How much of a price difference is it? If you don't need them asap, but them during the summer. Always cheaper during the summer. I have Burton Cocoa boots which I got last summer and have been using them this winter and I love them. I've noticed though that when I walk in them my feet tingle (circulation cut off?) and I have tied them looser and same thing. Oh well lol when I'm riding I love them. Comfortable, look nice, and fit nice. So I would say try on the other pair but if you can't then just go with the ones you liked. Did you try on any others? You may find you like others better.
I currently have the Burton Bootique and was gonna exchange for one of the ones listed (I didn't like the dial). Burton Felix boots retails for $329.99 and the Burton Emerald retails for $269.99 so the price difference is actually only 60 bucks (but 329.99 somehow looks a lot more than 269.99 lol). I was gonna buy them to use this season, so unfortunately waiting for the summer sale is not an option. I tried on the Salomon Ivy but those are sold out at every store I've checked so far. Those were pretty much all the ones that the different sales reps recommended..
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Now I can't comment on which boot I like better because I'm a guy. But I did sell snowboarding boots for a couple of years and I can tell you that the best boot for you is the boot that fitYOU the best. I know you girls probably care more about color and style than anything else. That's ok. And it seems you are a little partial to Burton, which is fine too. I would recommend trying on as many different boots as possible, different models and different brands. If you want to stick with burton, then try on every burton model that the shop has. Whatever one fits the best on YOUR foot is the one you should get (as long as it looks good, of course). If you feel pressure or any amount of uncomfortableness within the first 10 minutes, just imagine how that will feel after a couple of hours on the snow. Happy feet= a happy day of riding. Good luck
Thanks for the advice. Burton doesnt have a large selection right now.. all the sales reps that I've spoken to recommended the emerald or the felix (they said the felix is a best seller). The felix is really comfortable though and the look matches my board as well! lol..are there any other brands/ models you would suggest for me to look at other than Burton?
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Thanks for the advice. Burton doesnt have a large selection right now.. all the sales reps that I've spoken to recommended the emerald or the felix (they said the felix is a best seller). The felix is really comfortable though and the look matches my board as well! lol..are there any other brands/ models you would suggest for me to look at other than Burton?
A lot of the girl snowboard instructors that I used to teach with liked Salomon, and Thirtytwo (besides Burton). Are you partial to the speedlacing system? Unfortunately most board shops don't carry a lot of the models that each brand makes, especially when it comes to women's gear. You usually only get to see a couple models from each brand. Once you decide which boot you want though, make sure you check the prices online because you can usually get a better deal and find someone that has them in stock. Those prices seem high, even Burton's site is listing the Felix at $279.95 and the Emerald at $219.95. Even with shipping you can save some money.
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A lot of the girl snowboard instructors that I used to teach with liked Salomon, and Thirtytwo (besides Burton). Are you partial to the speedlacing system? Unfortunately most board shops don't carry a lot of the models that each brand makes, especially when it comes to women's gear. You usually only get to see a couple models from each brand. Once you decide which boot you want though, make sure you check the prices online because you can usually get a better deal and find someone that has them in stock. Those prices seem high, even Burton's site is listing the Felix at $279.95 and the Emerald at $219.95. Even with shipping you can save some money.
I actually enjoy the speedlacing system as it's quick and easy. The thing with ordering online, it seems like a lot of the trust worthy online websites have it at a consistent price. I actually took the prices from the Canadian Burton website as well as a reputable store nearby, so unfortunately those prices don't apply to me .
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I have the burton emeralds and while I like them, they seem like a pretty stiff boot. They're comfortable, but probably not as comfortable as a softer boot like the cocoa and I got them because I wanted a more responsive boot. My advice with the emeralds is to try them on at a local store before you buy them... I could see them not being everyone's cup of tea, especially if you liked the coco's.
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I actually enjoy the speedlacing system as it's quick and easy. The thing with ordering online, it seems like a lot of the trust worthy online websites have it at a consistent price. I actually took the prices from the Canadian Burton website as well as a reputable store nearby, so unfortunately those prices don't apply to me .
My bad, didn't realize you were up in Canada. So you liked both the Felix and Emerald, and you can find them both in stock? They both have the same flex rating and they have a lot of the same features, but the Felix has some extra features and they have different liners. I would go try the felix on both feet for 10 minutes, then try the Emerald on for 10 minutes. Buy the ones that feel the best. If you can't tell any difference in which one feels better, then buy the cheaper ones and use the extra money to put towards a lift ticket or some goggles or gloves or something. Or if you can't tell the difference just buy the ones you think match your board and outfit. Don't over think it, go with your gut
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My bad, didn't realize you were up in Canada. So you liked both the Felix and Emerald, and you can find them both in stock? They both have the same flex rating and they have a lot of the same features, but the Felix has some extra features and they have different liners. I would go try the felix on both feet for 10 minutes, then try the Emerald on for 10 minutes. Buy the ones that feel the best. If you can't tell any difference in which one feels better, then buy the cheaper ones and use the extra money to put towards a lift ticket or some goggles or gloves or something. Or if you can't tell the difference just buy the ones you think match your board and outfit. Don't over think it, go with your gut
Well Felix boots are pretty much sold out of my size everywhere here - I managed to pick up the Felix half a size bigger than my actual size (seems like it still works well, unfortunately I was unable to try on the size 8.5 in the Felix because it was sold out but a lot of people say that Burton boots fit a bit smaller so its best to get it half a size up - plus, its the last size left!). There are still a lot of Emeralds left. Thanks for the help
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