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09-09-2014 05:14 PM
taco tuesday I agree with everyone who said not to buy online. I bought a pair of well reviewed boots online years ago. They seemed comfortable when i received them but when actually riding in them they needed to be extremely tight to keep my heal down. One time i was literally crying and felt like i was going to pass out while standing in a lift line after taking a run. I spent lots of time every day that i rode in them trying to get them adjusted. On of my buddies insisted that i just needed to break them in. Last year i got some new boots at a local shop. Talked to the guys, tried out a few pair, found some i liked. They were like heaven on the first day out.
09-08-2014 12:47 PM
kennethboyd
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Originally Posted by lonestarrider View Post
If you can make it to Houston. Kingpinz has some of the best boot fitters in the region!
Thanks. I'll check it out if I'm ever there. I got boots in Portland already though.
09-08-2014 12:40 PM
lonestarrider
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Originally Posted by kennethboyd View Post
I live in New Orleans and neither of our non-big-box sports stores sell any sort of snow gear. I go to Colorado a week or more every year and am getting my own complete setup. I'm starting with boots as per the recommendations from this forum and wanted to know if anyone had advice for getting boots online? My ride style is more all mountain and park so I'm thinking something soft to medium. I'm size 11.5 or so.
If you can make it to Houston. Kingpinz has some of the best boot fitters in the region!
07-28-2014 10:52 PM
Aplanis
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Originally Posted by booron View Post
Whoa! Sorry to offend anyone! I guess I should have have included that I've US14+ feet. I've got to buy online unless I want the one pair of Moto's the shop carries... I guess I thought it would be reasonable advice for someone who lives nowhere near a shop... Advice retracted!

Damn.... 14+????
07-28-2014 03:41 PM
Mizu Kuma
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Well thanks for the advice, I ended up not liking the thirty-twos I was looking at online and got some Nike zoom kaijus instead for 30% off. I went to gorge performance in Portland and they really helped me out finding some boots I like and fit well.
Good shit, Kenny!!!!!
07-28-2014 03:25 PM
F1EA Don't buy your boots online unless you know exactly what you want.

There's no need to go through all the haste/risk/uncertainty unless you're going somehwere completely off the map... like heli-boarding in Patagonia or some crazy thing like that

A couple of hours on your first day will go a long way in ensuring you have a good remainder of the trip.

So yeah... what BA + many others said. It should be obvious... but i guess some people need this sort of advice.....
07-28-2014 03:04 PM
Manicmouse In many countries you are more protected buying online than in an actual shop. You can send back your new boots after trying them on and get another pair only losing on postage.

But people should get the pros to help them with sizing if they don't know how to do it themselves.
07-28-2014 12:41 PM
kosmoz How I got my boots measured my feet lenght with a ruler, looked at my trainers size and decided that I have 275 mm 9.5 US size feet. Snowboard boots I could afford at the time was Salomon Faction, but size 9.5 was sold out so I ordered size 10. It was ok at first, but packed out and was to big, less control and confidence, but no pain. Sold them after season and got Northwave Decade SL's size 9.5 and they fit my. Comfortable, good control, no pain or fatique even in big mountains with 3000+ ft vertical. Ofcourse, did some research on forums about boot manufacturers, who runs wide, who runs true size etc. But this is just me and my perfect feet, never had any issues with them. Millions ordered online and had to return or had some awfull days on hill.


edit. I bought onlne with confidence because it was a bg time sale and I was sure, that I will get my money back by reselling them. Ordered a Salomon faction for a friend, wrong size, sold for 15% more got him Nitro Team TLS for the same price Salomons were sold.
07-28-2014 12:23 PM
kennethboyd Well thanks for the advice, I ended up not liking the thirty-twos I was looking at online and got some Nike zoom kaijus instead for 30% off. I went to gorge performance in Portland and they really helped me out finding some boots I like and fit well.
05-16-2014 12:59 AM
Mizu Kuma
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