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12-08-2010 02:42 AM
anti-bling Um... all the older boots were really soft like that. Which was fine, you can still ride. If you like the workboots, and your feet don't hurt (or get too cold), then go for it. You'll definately get strong ankles.

Stiffer boots offer more support for more aggressive riding and carving, and are made to specifically fit bindings. But roll with what works for you.
12-08-2010 01:51 AM
shoe757 It's not bad. I just don't like not being able to bend at the ankles. I feel like I'm wearing my riding boots that have metal shanks up the back. Do you think I should seriously invest in a pair?
12-08-2010 01:44 AM
Originally Posted by shoe757 View Post
You guys are going to laugh. But I ride in my Red Wing work boots. I tried a pair of snowboarding boots on and they felt like my riding boots. Too stiff and expensive.
how do those even fit your bindings? something about that just doesn't seem safe...
12-08-2010 01:33 AM
shoe757 You guys are going to laugh. But I ride in my Red Wing work boots. I tried a pair of snowboarding boots on and they felt like my riding boots. Too stiff and expensive.
12-08-2010 01:22 AM
anti-bling You don't need top-of the line stuff, but good boots may be the most important part of your set-up.

You can still rock out on a crap board, and half-ass franken-binders(as long as they don't break), but riding in crap boots suck.

If a boot doesn't keep you warm, or keep your foot secure, then your day is going to be half as fun as you stop to keep warming up your toes, or wear yourself out looking like a gaper when your heels lift up every turn.

I know instructors that rock entry-level Burtons and whatnot, so its not really a question of high/low quality as it is of functional boots.

get ones that fit your feet well, where you can wiggle your toes but can't move your heel when you walk.
12-08-2010 01:05 AM
tprior I just bought a pair of 32s today that were demos because my old pair just wasn't feeling right. Wow, what a mistake. Never have my feet felt so crappy after a day. My big toes are actually still throbbing.
12-07-2010 01:28 PM
freshy The problem is once you ride $300 boots you can't go back to cheap ones.
In my experience you get what you pay for.
12-06-2010 12:36 AM
Originally Posted by Phenom View Post
I saw a kid riding in Timberland boots one time. It hurt my feet just looking at him.
Would;t the high back dig into your leg? that would be annoying.
12-06-2010 12:13 AM
Phenom I saw a kid riding in Timberland boots one time. It hurt my feet just looking at him.
12-05-2010 10:43 PM
MistahTaki Price shouldn't matter. it's whatever is the most comfortable and compatible. if you 70$ boots work for you then i don't see anything wrong with it. if buying cheaper compromises comfort than you should reconsider.
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