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Old 03-16-2013, 08:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've got a couple of questions about Flow boots:

- Does Flow make a quality boot?
- Are they designed to fit better with Flow bindings than other boots?

I'm interested in the Talon dual-Boa but I haven't been able to find any reviews on them.
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Old 03-17-2013, 03:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I've got a couple of questions about Flow boots:

- Does Flow make a quality boot?
- Are they designed to fit better with Flow bindings than other boots?

I'm interested in the Talon dual-Boa but I haven't been able to find any reviews on them.
I used an older version of the Flow Rival Quick Lace boot for a couple of seasons before retiring them. They're still in pretty good shape minus the fact that I got them in a half-size too large so the pack out isn't as particularly manageable at this point.

I don't think you will find that their boots work any better or worse than any other brand's boot that fits true-to-size or uses some sort of shrinkage technology to reduce the shell's footprint. So, if you want to do the Talon's go for it but you don't have to buy Flow boots if you want to use Flow bindings.
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Old 03-17-2013, 03:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You don't have to buy Flow boots to use Flow bindings but they do fit better in the bindings. The same goes for any company that makes boots and bindings. I just finished my first season on my Flow boots and I couldn't be happier with them.
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Old 03-17-2013, 03:11 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks for the replies guys.

I've got Flow bindings and they work fine with my current boots but I've heard that the heel on Flow boots is contoured to make it easier to get into Flow bindings.

How did Flow's size compared to your normal shoe? I'll need to order them online (from a company that has a good return/exchange policy) as my local ships are pretty lame and would like to make an educated guess as to size.

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My Hylites are 27.5 and are spot on in the length fitment. That converts to 9.5 in US size. Just measure your foot in cm and get that size.
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Great - thanks for the info!!
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Just got some hylites. Size 12. True to shoe size. Probably best build quality I have seen in boots, third pair of boots this season. 3.5/5 on their stiff scale. Out of the box with 2 days of riding so far they feel 4/5 for stiffness on my scale. Super soft and comfortable though and absorb chudder while riding pretty nicely.

My dc kush made it about 65-70 days. Got super soft and packed out in 50.
Burton rulers made it 45-50 days. Super soft and packed out in 35.
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Also, I ride flow bindings, nx2-SE currently. They feel like peanut butter and jelly.... Made for each other.
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I have the talons. It's like a upper medium to stiff boot. More of a middle of the road fit in terms of foot size. It's relatively light, has comfortable liners and great soles.

The bad things are: the material tend to attract snow, definitely frays faster than malamutes as the shell is not as durable. The liner lace are also wearing against the teeth system they got going.

The boa systems is great on upper, but not as comfortable as ride's boa system on the bottom.
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:27 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Thanks for the input!!
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