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06-24-2014 03:02 AM
JBM NZ
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Originally Posted by Anticrobotic View Post
Boots with, in my experience, good heel hold:

Nitro Team TLS
Nike Vapen
Ride Triad
Salomon Savage BOA
Forum Kicker - which sadly has been dicontinued, like everything else Forum...

These are all from the 12/13 season, because that's the season I was looking for boots.
Ended up with the K2 T1 till I took them home and fitted them to my burton cartels ....not a good ...fit to short not enough contact with binding back so took them back before I stuffed them and got a pair of 2014 Ride Lasso ....very light small fitting boot I'm only a 9 so these boots are like walking in hiking boots ...nice heel hold with BOA heel hold set-up .....looking forward to upgrade over the Primes ...not as stiff but bindings should help with that
06-23-2014 02:04 AM
Anticrobotic Boots with, in my experience, good heel hold:

Nitro Team TLS
Nike Vapen
Ride Triad
Salomon Savage BOA
Forum Kicker - which sadly has been dicontinued, like everything else Forum...

These are all from the 12/13 season, because that's the season I was looking for boots.
06-15-2014 04:46 AM
JBM NZ
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Originally Posted by Goron24 View Post
I am looking into the possibility of getting new boots due to my current ones experiencing a large amount of heel lift. I have really tiny heels and ankles for a male and this seems to not be helping the issue. I tried a pair of Nike zoom force 1s (size 9) and I couldnt move my heel at all, however my feet were a tad squished and I think a 9.5 (my current burton hails boot size) would fit perfectly. However I can no longer find any 9.5 Nike zoom force 1s in Canada.

Can someone recommend me a good boot that fits people with narrow heels/ankles?

I'm currently experiencing the same issues with my thirtytwo primes great light boot but my heel moves far to much(I also have smaller 9 feet/ narrow heels) and I end up over cranking my Cartels to compensate esp. on harder pack days ....can't make up my mind on which boots to get ....need to be pretty stiff as one of my boards is a CustomX and I like to hike/charge etc so really 7 flex minimum .....looking at >Brand New

-2013/14-Ride Insanos(tried them on very Nice but man they are stiff ...)
-2014 Burton ION (feel much nicer on the above not as stiff ...but just don't look as well made ....no sure on the speed laces ....had Burton boots in the past not a major fan.....)
-2012 Ride RFL .....online reduced price sound good in reviews flex-8 (which may well be perfect)
-2012 K2 T1 ....get them cheap ....sound good have heard not the best hiking wise ?
-2014 Ride lasso ..... like the set-up overall RIDE boots look the best made IMHO.....

one of the above just not sure which one will try on the last two tomorrow>>
have tried on the first two but really can't pick between them as they both have there pros-cons
04-10-2014 10:47 AM
Unowned
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Originally Posted by Goron24 View Post
I am looking into the possibility of getting new boots due to my current ones experiencing a large amount of heel lift. I have really tiny heels and ankles for a male and this seems to not be helping the issue. I tried a pair of Nike zoom force 1s (size 9) and I couldnt move my heel at all, however my feet were a tad squished and I think a 9.5 (my current burton hails boot size) would fit perfectly. However I can no longer find any 9.5 Nike zoom force 1s in Canada.

Can someone recommend me a good boot that fits people with narrow heels/ankles?
why not ebay since u already know it fits good?

fwiw nike boots have the same shell size for sz 9 and 9.5, only the liner is different
04-09-2014 08:42 PM
speedjason
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Originally Posted by Goron24 View Post
Already got J bars, was going to order volume reducers yesterday.
make sure the sizing is correct too. try kicking the boot on the heel real hard while toes barely touch the front of the boot.
make sure you have mondo sizing measured correctly.
04-09-2014 03:55 PM
Goron24
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Originally Posted by speedjason View Post
try salomons.
worse case you can use j-bars.
Already got J bars, was going to order volume reducers yesterday.
04-09-2014 03:51 PM
madmax
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Originally Posted by Goron24 View Post
I have 9.5 Burton hail at the moment and I have probably a half size or more of play in them which is really too much. If my foot slides forward AT ALL I can pop my heel out of them super easy, even if they are sinched as tight as possible. I found the nikes that I tried really comfy and my heel didn't slip out in the 9s which is why I am thinking of getting new ones. However I am going to try solomons at a different shop first to see how they fit. the guy at the other shop knows quite a bit about boots.
When I decided to keep the 12's I was really nervous because they felt very tight. But once you get in a snowboard stance or strap in it pulls your toes back.

If they are tight but aren't uncomfortable I'd say they're probably right. If they hurt just wearing them it will be magnified on the hill.

It sucks that you won't know until you actually ride them, but it sounds like the sizing on the 9's is good.
04-09-2014 03:48 PM
speedjason try salomons.
worse case you can use j-bars.
04-09-2014 12:08 PM
Goron24
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Originally Posted by madmax View Post
I have the same problem and settled on Nike Kaijus. I wear a 12.5/13 in street shoes and my last boots were Burton Ambush in 13. Waaaaaaaaay to big.

I tried 13's and 12's in Kaiju and 13 in the Vans Cirro, DC Ceptor, and Adidas Blauvelt. It's crazy how much the sizes change from brand to brand but the Kaiju was by far the best fitting and most comfortable boot.

I decided on the Kaiju 12's and after 2 runs I knew I made the right choice. They'll pack out about half size and be perfect.

If they're tight but not hurting I'd stick with what you have and they'll be perfect after you ride them for a while.
I have 9.5 Burton hail at the moment and I have probably a half size or more of play in them which is really too much. If my foot slides forward AT ALL I can pop my heel out of them super easy, even if they are sinched as tight as possible. I found the nikes that I tried really comfy and my heel didn't slip out in the 9s which is why I am thinking of getting new ones. However I am going to try solomons at a different shop first to see how they fit. the guy at the other shop knows quite a bit about boots.
04-09-2014 10:16 AM
madmax I have the same problem and settled on Nike Kaijus. I wear a 12.5/13 in street shoes and my last boots were Burton Ambush in 13. Waaaaaaaaay to big.

I tried 13's and 12's in Kaiju and 13 in the Vans Cirro, DC Ceptor, and Adidas Blauvelt. It's crazy how much the sizes change from brand to brand but the Kaiju was by far the best fitting and most comfortable boot.

I decided on the Kaiju 12's and after 2 runs I knew I made the right choice. They'll pack out about half size and be perfect.

If they're tight but not hurting I'd stick with what you have and they'll be perfect after you ride them for a while.
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