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01-18-2014 01:45 PM
Klang180 Thanks a lot, i must admit they feel so good in comparison to my old sloppy Vans Auras but the footprint thing really threw me off a bit as i do have large feet. However it feels good to get some assurance that they aren't all that massive in the end!
01-18-2014 01:01 PM
Tatanka Head And that Maysis heel hold is amazing. The difference between the Maysis (sz13)footprint and the Ride Hi-Phy (sz12)footprint is less than a cm. Wouldnt make much of a difference. I really liked the Maysis liner, but opted for a Ride boot. Congrats on finding something you like. And a good choice.
01-18-2014 12:47 PM
Klang180 Hey TT thanks for your help. I can't believe there are some 12.5 on Craigslist after i just bought some new boots finally in store for many bucks!

To provide an update, i went into Summit in Whistler for the second time and this time got a better less aggressive boot fitter than the one who insisted i ride 11.5 and certainly no larger! Anyway, i ended up trying some 12s with the Superfeet carbon insoles and some serious molding of the intitution liner. I won't lie to you, they are extremely tight and i can;t ride them for a full day yet but i will break them in i am sure.

I went for the K2 Maysis, which as far as i can tell run a bit large anyway, at least the sole does which i didn't realise when i bought them but oh well. I think they are the boot for me and i think all this shrinkage stuff is probably a little overated anyway.

Thanks for all of your input i really appreciate it, it helped so much.
01-18-2014 04:30 AM
snowklinger I heard TT gets his rubbers from Clist.
01-18-2014 04:09 AM
timmytard Well....

Luckily for you, I have Magical Craigslist Powers

Rome Folsom SDS, Romes top of the line boot

In a size 12.5

Mens Snowboard Boots: Folsom ROME SDS, 12.5

It says he only used them like 20 times

Now as far as used boots go

You wouldn't want mine after 20 days I put in long days of non stop riding.

I beat the shit out of my boots, my boots after 20 days look absolutely nothing like what this dudes boots look like after 20 days.

These things look like they might have, maybe, 3 or 4 real days in them?
If that?

Buddy could put another 20 days on those boots & I still wouldn't even consider them used.

For $50 bucks(try for $40) You can afford to modify them if you need too

01-16-2014 02:13 AM
redfox Yikes, probably wise to look again with that going on. I'd be worried going to the mountain with toes going numb.

Are you able to walk around in the store with them on for a period of time? They let me do that last time I bought boots. I was actually walking around with two different brands one on each food while looking at other stuff in the store after a good 10 minutes one foot didn't feel as comfortable as the other.
01-16-2014 12:43 AM
Klang180 Thanks Icary but i spoke to soon. I wore them here in the apartment for a bit and they just will not work. I cannot wear them for more than an hour and when i do i get a sharp pain in my left ankle at the back and my little toes go completely numb, i mean dead to the world.

Yes i could grin and bear it and yes they might become bearable but i just don't want to go through days of agony to achieve that.

So i have to size up, which is still half a size smaller than my actual foot size and go to the 13s. The Lasso is sold out in that size now so my only options are as follows:

Flow Rival
Vans Aura
Thirty Two TM Two

Yes i know all boot reviews are subjective and essentially meaningless but if you were to put your two cents in which would you go with?

p.s. i think i might have been a little overzealous with my two finger thing. It turns out i can only get the tips of two fingers in there and when i take the insoles out i spill over all sides of these 12s. I think no amount of breaking in will make them as comfortable as i would like.
01-15-2014 09:12 PM
ICary If you put my ride lasso on right now (12) on one foot and a (13) on the other you probably wouldn't notice a different.

A footbed will help with your "flat" foot. Also. If you have 2 fingers you have more than enough room. That's what I use everyday fitting people.

Congrats on the sizing thou.

Doesn't hurt to have two boots.
01-15-2014 04:18 PM
Klang180 Thanks for that Poutanen very useful stuff.

In the end i went to another shop i have been to many times (like all of the shops in Whistler) and tried on some Vans Revere and Ride Lasso in 12 (30cm). They fit very snuggly but conform to the fit standards you describe i.e. wearable but very snug. Toes almost uncomfortable but with a little give but definetly touching and zero room to go left to right.

In the end i got the Vans Revere and am wearing them right now. I still am not sure that these are the right boots for me in terms of style but i do think they will probably be the right fit eventually. The problem is the Ride Lasso were amazing boots with the heel hold boa system being the real draw. I am not quite sure i can give up on boa systems and am almost in a mind to go back and get the Ride Lasso again. They won't mind i am sure but having already bought and tried the size up and found them to feel to narrow i can't see that it won't happen again with the size down right? You never know though i guess.

I did the full sheel fit thing myself this time and in an athletic stance i could jut about get two fingers into the space behind but really only just. I figure that is promising for the pack out as i assume the shell won't give all that much.

I wish i could wear the 12s in the Ride Lasso and the Vans for a few hours and see how my feet feel after a few hours. Both boots could work i think and i prefer the closure system of the Lasso but i just think the Vans will feel more comfortable in the long run. Not so sure they won't end up as noodles mind.

I am almost there i think though.
01-15-2014 02:38 PM
Originally Posted by Klang180 View Post
My question is though, this shop has a boot fit guarantee that says that if i don;t like them even after riding them they will do all they can to get them to fit, even ordering another size.
Originally Posted by Klang180 View Post
The problem with going with the first guy is i have since been back there and magically they found a size 13 and now are trying to push me on those. Seen as this is only a half size down i don't think it would be an issue for comfort but i do think long term it will just fill out too much.
I think you answered your own question there! If that guarantee is in writing, I'd say go for it. If they're suggesting the 13 now and can make them fit you RIGHT, then win win! You can use material on the inside of the shell to tighten up certain areas of the boot too, and a good boot fitter may do this.

Here's how I know a pair are going to fit me well:

- in the store they're SNUG, like borderline painful but with no pressure points/sore spots in particular

- there's minimal heel lift, and minimal side to side motion

- the toes aren't comfy, but aren't being packed like sardines either!

I take them home, and wear them around the house as much as possible before taking them on snow. At LEAST 4-5 hours. First day your foot may get numb after half an hour, just loosen and keep wearing them. I find I can pre-break-in my boots at home so it's not excruciating the first day or two on the hill.
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