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03-07-2012 07:20 PM
Triple8Sol I had the K2 T1 DB a couple seasons ago, basically one step up from the Maysis. They held up great for ~40 days of riding that season. I loved the the harshmellow and Vibram. They still had plenty of life left in them...I just got rid of them b/c I decided to go back to speedlacing.
02-17-2012 02:13 PM
linvillegorge F22 is pretty stiff. I'd consider it an all-mountain boot that leans more toward the freeriding side of the equation. The F20 is more of an all-mountain boot that leans toward the freestyle side of the equation.

If K2 is telling you they'll swap them out, take them up on it. Shit happens. When you mass produce things, a couple of lemons will inevitably slip through occasionally.
02-17-2012 02:02 PM
oefdevilvet What's the flex on the F22's? I may have to do some investigating.

BTW I contacted K2 about this problem and was told to send them back, the guy said it may be a defective pair(anyone else ever go through that with boots?) and that if I returned them they would send me a new pair because the toe cap should NOT be showing any wear and mine is already fighting it's way off the boot.
02-17-2012 01:45 PM
linvillegorge
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Originally Posted by oefdevilvet View Post
From what I hear the F22 is designed for bigfoot, I'm an 11 with a slightly narrow foot, so I'm not sure that would work for me.
Definitely not. I also have a narrow foot, especially in the heel and wear an 11 street shoe and 10.5 F22s are perfect for me. I've tried on shit tons of boots and the Salomon F series are the only boots I've found yet that really fit me well.

I mean, it's a good boot and all, but I'm not touting it as the end all, be all. I have very limited experience with boots in terms of riding simply because the vast majority obviously just don't fit me at all right out of the box. I've just given up on finding other boots. When I need new boots, I just find the best deal on F22s that I can and order them.
02-17-2012 01:41 PM
oefdevilvet
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Originally Posted by BigmountainVMD View Post
Milk was a bad choice.

I feel like companies build boots to last 3 to 4 years for the "average" snowboarder... someone who rides about 20 to 25 times a season (and probably isn't putting in full 8 to 4 PM days every time).

Also if the boots aren't meshing with the bindings well, I would expect some ware in specific areas, especially if you aren't someone who straps in really tight. After only 15 days though... something is missing from this story...
Milk is always a bad choice. On the topic of boots, my two setups are a 2012 NS Raptor 159/Ride El Hefe's
and a 2012 Ride Berzerker 161/2012 Flow NXT-ATSE's and the boot seems to like both setups. I figured the Flow's would scuff the heel a little bit, and the El Hefe is a damn solid binding, and I ride them both as tight as I can. Like I said though nothing major yet, but I definitely see myself buying new boots after next season.

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I rest my board on my boot like a boss on the lift and I still get a shit ton of use out of my Salomon F22s.
From what I hear the F22 is designed for bigfoot, I'm an 11 with a slightly narrow foot, so I'm not sure that would work for me.
02-17-2012 01:36 PM
Pow?POW! I have K2 Maysis boots as well and I love em. The only real wear and tear I have is from resting my board on em but other than that they have held up real well. I've probably ridden with them 25+ times so far as well.
02-17-2012 01:34 PM
bobthegood I generally get a couple years out of a pair, then another year as a backup. Current boots are last years K2T1DB, bought on clearance last fall. 28 trips, no issues yet. Like invillegorge, when they start to soften up, they become backups.
02-17-2012 01:18 PM
civic2tegg I have Maysis been on them for 10 days and they look brand new minus the mud lol. I posted on here a couple days ago with an issue with my bindings falling apart that no one else ecperinced with Union Forces. So maybe it's just the luck of the draw. Are your boots are draging at all? Post pics if you can would like to see.
02-17-2012 01:00 PM
BigmountainVMD Milk was a bad choice.

Boots are like cars. If they were built to last a lifetime, they would cost 100 times more and the companies would lose money in the end.

I feel like companies build boots to last 3 to 4 years for the "average" snowboarder... someone who rides about 20 to 25 times a season (and probably isn't putting in full 8 to 4 PM days every time).

Also if the boots aren't meshing with the bindings well, I would expect some ware in specific areas, especially if you aren't someone who straps in really tight. After only 15 days though... something is missing from this story...
02-17-2012 12:48 PM
linvillegorge I rest my board on my boot like a boss on the lift and I still get a shit ton of use out of my Salomon F22s.

IMO, if a boot isn't good for at least 75-100 days on the hill, it's a piece of shit. But then again, I always buy a boot that's on the stiffer side to get more life out of it. As it starts to loose it's stiffness, I'll shift it over to a park/fucking around boot to extend it's life. I still wear some 4 year old F22s as my park boot.
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