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cwilson 01-19-2013 09:35 PM

burton rampant pins and needles/numbness
Hi everyone I am new to the forum and I have read a lot of info from other threads on issues they have had with their boots but I can't seem to pinpoint my problem. I just bought the burton rampants (I was fitted by a very reputable shop) and used them for the first time last week. I ride regular and my left/front foot has been having the issues the right boot feels great. I was a bit bummed out having to call it a day after only 2.5 hours of boarding due to the pain. I have burton cartel bindings and I am new to the toe strap style bindings but I feel as though I am strapping them correctly.

any suggestions? will they get better with time? is there a way to break them in faster?

Nivek 01-19-2013 10:21 PM

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You could try getting them molded but when it comes to Burton's liner lacing if you're foot is going numb, loosen the liner. But usually what numbage means you're having to tighten the liner too much to compensate for poor heel hold.

cwilson 01-19-2013 10:29 PM

Is there something I can try to do to help with poor heal hold?

ARSENALFAN 01-19-2013 10:43 PM

I hate Burton boots. Numbness and tingling is what to expect. I am not sure I like the Cartels too much either. The ones I have like to destroy nice boots.

cwilson 01-20-2013 04:21 AM

I had Burton boots prior to these and never had problems with tgem(Burton freestyle had them since late 90's early 2000's). I didn't have much of a choice on the bindings since the board I have is Burton w/est binding set up.

cwilson 01-20-2013 05:51 PM

I'm going out again tomorrow does anyone have any suggestions for things I can try to help?

super-rad 01-20-2013 06:09 PM

I always have foot pain for my first 2 or 3 runs, but it almost always goes away. I feel like this probably due to the fact that I don't get to ride as much as I'd like, so those foot muscles are just weak-sauce.

Anyways, I have noticed that adjusting my boots can make a difference in the severity and duration of this pain. I ride Burton Ruler boots with Cartel bindings. I switched out the Burton insoles for Shred Soles, which has been pretty helpful so far. I also have started making my liner pretty snug, and my outer laces a little looser. This combo has really reduced the pain for me, but YMMV.

cwilson 01-21-2013 09:34 PM

after riding 4.5 hours today I found that I was over tightening them to compensate for heal lift I am going to bring the boots back to the shop where I bought them this week and see if there are any adjustments/mods they can do to help. the boots are much more comfortable no numbness or tingling so I'm a happy camper.

thank you all for your input

Leo 01-21-2013 10:48 PM

I suggest you ask that shop to fit you with footbeds. A good pair is going to cost a pretty penny (custom molded), but they are well worth it. More often than not, it will solve funky issues like one foot having problems while the other one doesn't. Plus it will give that comfortable foot even more comfort and stability.

Even a basic SuperFeet footbed might help you if it fits your feet good.

Also, I have a wide toe box and flat feet. I have to adjust my laces really funky to make sure I don't get pressure points that cause discomfort and numbness. I tighten my liners real tight then loosen it a notch. With my laces, I do the top foot area loose, ankle lace fairly tight, then real tight on the cuff. Remember, with laces, you have complete control over what areas to make tight and what areas to leave loose.

Also, try walking around your house in your boots for a while. If your foot still goes numb, then you know it's the boots. If your foot doesn't go numb, then the culprit is the bindings.

If it's the bindings, try loosening the ratchet a step or two from your norm. You really don't need to be super cranked down on the straps.

NoOtherOptions 01-21-2013 11:09 PM


Originally Posted by ARSENALFAN (Post 605594)
I hate Burton boots. Numbness and tingling is what to expect. I am not sure I like the Cartels too much either. The ones I have like to destroy nice boots.

Why don't you like bUrtons? I love my Hail's. Comfy as fuck, I mean my feet are sore as fuck for the first hour or two but I tend to think of that as my feet being cold and me being a pussy. Not the boots.

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