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Old 02-06-2013, 12:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My new 32 Lashed FT boot fits great and I really like the boot except one thing. The sole traction really sucks. I fell more walking around then riding last few times out. I felt like I was on skates when walking on hard snow or icy spots.

Because it has single mold sole that is one piece, it's very slippery on hard snow and ice. I really want to keep them because they fit me so well.

Has anyone else had similar issues with their boots? Is there anything I can do to make the sole have more grip/better traction?
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Heel-toe it.

I have an older model of that boot in a women's. If your gait is shuffley the sole tends to slip more.
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Ice is slippery

Maybe snowboarding isn't for you?

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Heel-toe it.

I have an older model of that boot in a women's. If your gait is shuffley the sole tends to slip more.

Thanks for the suggestion but I don't think changing the way I walk will help 100% of the time.

There were few times I kept slipping when I was on the lift line with my board strapped in on my left foot. I can't heel-toe it when trying to go side ways.
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I have 32 Lashed as well, and I agree with you. They do feel quite slippery sometimes.
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Ice is slippery

Maybe snowboarding isn't for you?

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You like sliding around on ice while walking? I prefer sliding around when riding on my board instead
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I'm sure they are all different year to year, but I have some Lashed and TM-Twos, and try to pick the Lashed for hiking days as they have a much more agressive tread.

This has got me thinking I wonder if they injected fiberglass or glass into the foam on boots you could take advantage of snow tire technology?
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My new 32 Lashed FT boot fits great and I really like the boot except one thing. The sole traction really sucks. I fell more walking around then riding last few times out. I felt like I was on skates when walking on hard snow or icy spots.

Because it has single mold sole that is one piece, it's very slippery on hard snow and ice. I really want to keep them because they fit me so well.

Has anyone else had similar issues with their boots? Is there anything I can do to make the sole have more grip/better traction?
Yup. My son and I both have 32's. Luckily for me it hasn't happened even tho I def notice it, but my son has fallen numerous times in the lift line for no apparent reason. I like the way they fit, but at times this can be nagging as hell, let alone embarrassing!
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Thanks for the suggestion but I don't think changing the way I walk will help 100% of the time.

There were few times I kept slipping when I was on the lift line with my board strapped in on my left foot. I can't heel-toe it when trying to go side ways.
Oh. I thought from your post you meant when walking, not skating also. I don't recall that happening to me but I have an older model so perhaps it's a different tread.

Hope you find a solution!
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Snow tires get their grip from a process called siping. Cutting small slices across the tread. Maybe you could get a razor knife & try it on the sole? I would think you would have better luck if the sole is rubber and not hard plastic.

Disclaimer. I don't have these boots, have never experienced this problem, or tried this solution so please don't go cut up your boots because of me! Just an idea.
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