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Old 03-05-2013, 12:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Probably gonna be looking for new boots in the off-season. I'm on my 3rd pair of F22s and ready to switch it up. I've just always gone with them because they're the only boots I've ever found that truly fit my narrow heel. However, I'd like to go with something just a smidgen softer. I really start liking my F22s right when they're about to fall the fuck apart.

Someone point me toward some boots that run narrow - especially in the heel - that are a bit softer than the F22. The F22s are well known for being a low volume boot but that doesn't matter to me as I only wear a 10.5, so low volume isn't a necessity at all.
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You know I still preach the heel hold of the 32, can't remember if you've tried them. The question of course is then if the rest of the boot fits, which if you have the ortho and no heel issues.....

I'll take you with me down to the shop this summer when I go on my shopping spree(1 pants and 1 jacket for 200 days of riding is just ghetto) and you can at least try them all on.(I think you would love the Tm-Two, it runs a little too narrow for me but I really like the boot)

The inner BOA on K2's double boa boots locks that fucker tighter than bones and flesh can even handle (which I would guess BA would point you to unless he's trying to prove me wrong ).

The ankle lock system on my 32's goes too tight if I want, I can feel all the scar tissue crunching when I do it real tight lol.

Nothing wrong with other ideas....

edit: FWIW the physics/geometry of these 2 brands heel hold is basically the same: independendent webbing/lace system that starts behind your heel and wraps the ankle only.
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Yeah, you've told me about the 32s and I'm definitely willing to give them a try. I love the heel hold of the F22s and I love Salomon's fast lace system, but damn I just wish they'd make an F-series that wasn't stiff as a 18 year old's dick on prom night.
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32's just don't last and it's a wider toe box. Honestly go look at the new Salomon stuff there's like either the F3.0 or the F2.0. My guess is the 3.0 would be more what you want as the 4.0 would be over the top.
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32's just don't last and it's a wider toe box. Honestly go look at the new Salomon stuff there's like either the F3.0 or the F2.0. My guess is the 3.0 would be more what you want as the 4.0 would be over the top.
Its wierd I hear everyone say that and I wonder if it was true like 5 years ago or something. I've got about 100 days on my Lashed and while they are a pretty soft boot, I'd say they are in 8/10 condition wise aside from a little cosmetics. I hike all over (park and hike-to terrain) and ride trees(if it matters) as far as beating them up. My buddies say the same thing why they won't wear them. I'm definitely trying to flow the 32 love as it has been shown to me, but I'm not just makin shit up, the only wear on these boots after 100 days pretty hard riding is the laces are starting to fray a little.

Why the bad rap?

Anybody had 32's fall apart on em in the last couple years?

Maybe the Malaysian kid who stitched mine is their best worker.
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The liner on my Lashed packed out pretty quick. After 30 days or so. Boot itself is ok but they did get a little soft.
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32's just don't last and it's a wider toe box. Honestly go look at the new Salomon stuff there's like either the F3.0 or the F2.0. My guess is the 3.0 would be more what you want as the 4.0 would be over the top.
Have they softened the new ones up a bit?
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The liner on my Lashed packed out pretty quick. After 30 days or so. Boot itself is ok but they did get a little soft.
The liner on mine was always real thin, hard to really say it "packed out". Plenty comfy and warm tho. I just wish my TM-twos fit me better, they are a really plush boot.
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Have you tried the F20's (or F2.0's now I guess) to see if they are too soft?
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Have they softened the new ones up a bit?
I don't know "Soft" is all fucking relative. Try some on.
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