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Old 02-18-2013, 09:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all, just picked up a Ride DH2 and my Union SL's should be arriving today!! So I was planning on waiting another couple weeks to pick up a nice set of boots on the season ending clearance sales. I haven't been in the market for boots for something like 7 years so I'm pretty out of the loop in terms of who is making a good boot these days.

I'm the all mountain rider who is starting to dabble in the park a little more so I don't' want that 9 or 10( on the stiffness scale) boot because that would clearly do me a disservice in the park. But I still love my speed so I'm gonna need something thats gonna give me the level of response that gives me the confidence to whip in and out of the trees!

I still have my old Salomon boots for now but was looking at the 2013 Dialogue's as they seem to be a 6 mid stiff all around boot. I also herd someone else on the forum say that Salomon boots are good for people with skinnier foot/heel which I have ( size 9.5 typically) so any boots that I should avoid/look into would be great.

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Old 02-19-2013, 03:53 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Instead of what boots to avoid try finding which ones work for you. The only way to do this is hit the shop and try them on. Boots are something you want to spend extra time in selecting and take your time doing it. Try both boots on, leave em on your feet for at least five minutes and if they bother you move on to the next pair. What works for one person will not always work for the next. Just make sure whatever you select fits your bindings well too. This is very important, last thing you want to do is find a boot you like and then get it home and it's a poor fit to your bindings. If you have to take your entire rig with you boot shopping.

That being said I will give you two good suggestions to start with. Check out the Thirty-Two TM2, about a seven stiffness, great for all mountain, decent in the park too. If you want softer check out the Lashed its softer than the TM2 and its my boot of choice for my freestyle rig. If you're looking for a narrow boot check out boots from Ride. They are very narrow and have a good range if stiffness to choose from. A buddy of mine has narrow feet and loves Ride boots. But Thirty Two are great at getting a custom fit, check em out. They are one if the lightest, most comfortable, and customizable boots out there.

Good luck hope this helps you out.

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the Tm-Two is a great boot check it out. 32's heel hold system is super solid also!
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the Tm-Two is a great boot check it out. 32's heel hold system is super solid also!
As long as your foot isn't abnormally narrow I'd second the 32 tm-two's. Also look at the Deeluxe ID and Celsius Cirrus.
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thanks a lot for the suggestions. Looks like I'm going to have to take a half day or so and get this worked out. Ill definitely check out the 32's since most have said they are legit. I would have never thought to look at those.
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thanks a lot for the suggestions. Looks like I'm going to have to take a half day or so and get this worked out. Ill definitely check out the 32's since most have said they are legit. I would have never thought to look at those.
Thirty-Two is an awesome boot, I've used em for years. Lightest around by far and feel more like skate shoes on your feet. But again head out and try em on. Best way to figure out what boots are best for you is to try on lots of them and let your feet decide. I'm currently using the Lashed FT and they've been solid now for two seasons. I got them heat molded and they are the kinda boot I never go into the lodge at the end if the day and need to take off. They are that comfortable. Check em out, DC is a close second, Nike is an awesome boot too because they are comfortable ad well, and I like Burton too due to the features they have.
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Let's hope I get lucky with one of these models in my size, because there is no way I can afford any of these right now at full price lol.
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Let's hope I get lucky with one of these models in my size, because there is no way I can afford any of these right now at full price lol.
Check out Dogfunk.com Eternal.com and the house.com for good prices. Try them on at a local shop and get the brand, model, and size down then if you want then order em.
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Old 02-22-2013, 01:55 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Have a quick question. So I called all the local shops around me and none stock the 32 TM-Two's. However one of the reps said he did carry the 32 lashed and suggested that I come try those on and if they fit and are comfortable then I can assume with some certainty that the TM-Two's would also fit well.. What do you guys think about this logic?
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