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|02-05-2013 11:26 PM|
So in 2005 I was on the quest for the perfect boots for narrow feet. I ended up buying the Nitro Team TLS. Most slim boot, crazy ankle hold, super light, medium flex. Could use more cushioning.
At that time I also tried different Vans, and ended up with Vans Danny Kass III as my 2nd favorite boot, it was also perfect for narrow feet and VERY comfy/cush, but they were some of the most heaviest boots I've tried so I ended up with the Nitro TLS.
Salomon F20's were 3rd, they were also great for narrow feet and very comfy, but the Vans and Nitros were even slimmer and more snug.
Now, I've put on an additional 20 pounds like a fatass, went snowboarding for the first time in 4 years and the Nitros are now too tight. They were so tight I ended up with blisters around my ankles from the crazy ankle hold, and corns on my feet (not enough cushioning). Definitely painful.
Tried on some boots again lately, including Vans. In the end I tried the Nike Zoom Force 1's. They were the most comfortable boots I've ever worn, not super luxurious like Salomons but are just really cushy, soft, slightly wider than Vans and Nitros, but still good for narrow feet. More room in the toe box, and my feet aren't squished like in the Nitros. Nor do I feel those annoying ankle bulges but they still hold my heels down. They're very light, almost as light as the Nitros. Super excited to try these things out on the slopes.
In Summary, in terms Narrow -> Wide = Nitro Team TLS -> Vans Encore/DK -> Salomon F20 = Nike ZF1
Most Comfortable to least = Nike ZF1 -> Salomon F20 -> Vans -> Nitro Team
|01-25-2013 06:51 PM|
|01-25-2013 05:36 PM|
Originally Posted by Mel M View Post
My only reservation with Salomon is they more a ski brand, but whatever, function trumps image.
|01-25-2013 05:29 PM|
+1 for Nike.
It took me awhile to find a boot that didnt pack out along the sides and become far too wide for my foot. My old Burtons got so loose that my foot could rotate inside the boot and by the end of the day that would really, really hurt.
Just my personal experience as a person with narrower size 11 feet.
|01-25-2013 05:26 PM|
Originally Posted by seriouscat View Post
They are super snug with no heel lift. Will see how they pack out as they wear in.
|01-25-2013 04:19 PM|
Re: Boot advice - narrow foot
|01-25-2013 03:02 PM|
|seriouscat||Try Nitro and K2. I have a wide toe box, and can't even stuff them into those two brands with my normal size.|
|01-25-2013 02:15 PM|
Originally Posted by lonerider View Post
Ride Insano seems to have better heal support than the Saloman though. Also don't like the bottom tensioner on Te Salaomon. The ride boa wiring seems to be superior on Ride.
|01-24-2013 01:02 AM|
I'm a female with narrow feet that has to wear men's boots (narrow but long). I ended up with a pair of Vans after also trying on Rides, Burtons, and Nikes, on the recommendations of some sales people. The Rides/Burtons were too wide in the front. Nikes felt good and fit narrow but the Vans were just as comfy (if not more comfy for me) and half the price because they were last season's model.
I'd try hitting up shops and asking for recommendations.
|01-23-2013 09:49 PM|
Originally Posted by linvillegorge View Post
As always though.... go try on a bunch of boots to see what works best for your foot.
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