Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums - Reply to Topic
Thread: Newbie needs advice on boots Reply to Thread
Title:
Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 
   

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



  Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

  Topic Review (Newest First)
02-11-2013 11:52 PM
Cyfer Give them 12 to 24 hours of solid riding to break em in. That should be about four or five days out on the hill. You can speed up the process by heat molding them at the shop, and finish off the package with custom foot beds. Great boot choice in Thirty Two.
02-11-2013 11:03 PM
Howlingsonnets
Newbie needs advice on boots

Quote:
Originally Posted by thecurrybot5000 View Post
Since it is now later in the season, the boot selection in my size at stores was very limited. I first tried on some Burtons and Vans, but they were too narrow. There were no DC or Salomon boots available to try.

In the end, I was debating between the 32 STW BOA and the Lashed. Although I loved the idiot proof ease of the BOA, the single BOA did not fit right (good fit on the foot, but too loose around the ankle/calf). Unfortunately, there were no double BOA boots to try on. I eventually settled on the 32 Lashed (with laces) for $150.

I'm just glad that I never have to wear uncomfortable rentals again! Thanks to everyone for their help.
Ull enjoy the lashed boots! Like he said give em a good few to break in they will be stiff....i usually wear my molds around on a day off for a few hrs to mold them to my feet!
02-11-2013 08:34 PM
thecurrybot5000
Quick update for anyone who cares

Since it is now later in the season, the boot selection in my size at stores was very limited. I first tried on some Burtons and Vans, but they were too narrow. There were no DC or Salomon boots available to try.

In the end, I was debating between the 32 STW BOA and the Lashed. Although I loved the idiot proof ease of the BOA, the single BOA did not fit right (good fit on the foot, but too loose around the ankle/calf). Unfortunately, there were no double BOA boots to try on. I eventually settled on the 32 Lashed (with laces) for $150.

I'm just glad that I never have to wear uncomfortable rentals again! Thanks to everyone for their help.
02-11-2013 12:59 AM
Cyfer
Quote:
Originally Posted by Howlingsonnets View Post
I love thirtytwo boots....always comfy and warm...i have a wider foot and always had a hard time finding boots over the years...thirtytwo boots hit the mark!!!
Agreed, Thirty-Two boots are all about focused fit. Try on a few pairs and you'll agree. If fit us what you're looking for 32 is the best way to go. Just make sure you give the new boots time to break in. That takes at least 12 to 24 hours of solid riding to get them broke in. Give it time, have em heat molded, and if you want to go the extra mile get a custom foot bed molded from Super-Feet. It makes a whole world of difference.
02-10-2013 01:27 PM
Howlingsonnets I love thirtytwo boots....always comfy and warm...i have a wider foot and always had a hard time finding boots over the years...thirtytwo boots hit the mark!!!
02-05-2013 11:59 PM
Rookie09 I have the 2012 DC Judge boots with dual BOA and love them. My feet are a little wider than most, and these boots fit me great. But I don't think DC is generally known for having wide boots so if your feet are a lot wider than most (I don't know what size E and D mean), then you might need something else. I'd recommend trying them on though if that's an option.
02-05-2013 11:41 PM
thecurrybot5000
Thanks guys

I'm going Thursday to try on every boot in sight!
02-05-2013 11:33 PM
CK93 well disagree a bit. I bought a new pair of upper end Burton's. they hurt my feet something fierce. Was able to return them and got a pair of Salomon's. They feel a ton better. Best thing to do is try on a ton and hopefully find a sales person who knows what they are talking about.

My mistake was I wanted Burton's cause they had the smallest profile. that is all I concentrated on. I was wrong.

Find the boot that fits you the best. and with technology today, there is not much need for it to "break in" before it feels good. they should feel good from the start.
01-28-2013 11:57 AM
grafta Don't worry about boot/binding fit. If you get something new you won't have a problem.

Make sure they fit really well! Try A LOT on.

Look around the 'boots' section here. Plenty on what fits what kind of feet, wide etc > Boots - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
01-28-2013 11:34 AM
thecurrybot5000
Newbie needs advice on boots

Hi guys, I am just learning how to snowboard, and I could use some advice. So far I have just been renting boots, bindings, and boards. However, the rental boots are very uncomfortable and are limiting my enjoyment. My feet are slightly wide. I usually wear size E shoes, but sometimes I can fit in size D (10-10.5, normal arches).
Ideally, I would like to buy my own boots and to rent bindings and snowboards wherever I am boarding. I have no interest in buying a snowboard at this point.

I have the following questions:

1) From a binding/board compatibility standpoint, is it possible to just buy boots that should work with generic bindings and boards from various rental shops? (Or do I need to buy boots for specific bindings and specific boards?)

2) If #1 is possible, is there a certain brand that I should be looking at to confirm a wide range of compatibility with bindings/boards? In regards to brands, I have read that 23 and Salomon tend to run wider which is better for me. Ideally, I am looking for a set of intermediate flex, dual BOA boots, priced under $300.

Thank you in advance!

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome