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03-23-2013 01:17 PM
faded-a-fool OP, I experienced the same as you with 32 lashed boots. Feet (more so the big toe) felt uncomfortable standing straight up. Sitting was more comfortable. I wasn't sure about returning them. I got some Superfeet blue footbeds and they are now comfortable enough standing (very little toe pressure). The liner has packed out and now fit my feet perfectly.
03-19-2013 09:51 AM
DrEwTiMe
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Originally Posted by qiuyidio View Post
So just an update after taking the boots to the slopes. As expected, anything toe-side, no problems. But heel-side, especially plowing, and my toes were jammed up into the front of the boot in significant pain. So... thoughts? Is it supposed to hurt this much? Will it pack out? Thanks!
This sounds like you need to experiment with some different brands, for whatever reason, your foot just doesn't fit well in those.

I picked up a pair of 32 TM-two's and literally took them out of the UPS box and into my back seat and headed to the mountain and hit the slopes for almost 6 hours. At the end of the day my toes felt a little "tired" because they were up against the front but zero curling. It was slightly uncomfortable but never enough for me to even think about stopping or taking a break. If your getting to the point that your considering stopping or its really painful I think that's borderline unacceptable discomfort levels.
The second day I went out I felt almost as if i didn't have boots on except for one slight pinch point on top of my right foot. But it was gone by the third time.
03-18-2013 06:09 PM
Basti
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Originally Posted by qiuyidio View Post
So just an update after taking the boots to the slopes. As expected, anything toe-side, no problems. But heel-side, especially plowing, and my toes were jammed up into the front of the boot in significant pain. So... thoughts? Is it supposed to hurt this much? Will it pack out? Thanks!
Every boot packs out. Some more than others (in my experience a little less than half a size up until almost a full size). But you shouldn't have significant pain, not even on your first day. I'd go up half a size or maybe look at different boots.
03-18-2013 05:55 PM
qiuyidio So just an update after taking the boots to the slopes. As expected, anything toe-side, no problems. But heel-side, especially plowing, and my toes were jammed up into the front of the boot in significant pain. So... thoughts? Is it supposed to hurt this much? Will it pack out? Thanks!
03-16-2013 12:39 AM
Juke uhh, I am on the same boat. I bought a pair of Burtons, and I noticed that on my left foot the size 11 fits great and comfortable. The problem is with my right foot it feels tighter since my big toe touches and pushes outward. I am not sure if I should size up but then my left foot will feel to small in the bigger size!
03-13-2013 01:44 PM
wolverine I had the exact same issue with these boots. In my case, 9.5 felt very uncomfortable and 10 felt like it's not snug enough. Ended up returning the boots.

I am size 10 US in my regular shoes and I got Nike Kaijus in size 10. They are softer than DC Judge Boa and have slightly larger footprint. I don't even feel like I'm wearing snowboarding boots when I am on the mountain. I tried all major boot brands (Salomon, 32, Burton, Ride, K2 etc) before deciding.

Not saying you should get the same boots, but you should probably try on some other boots to see if you can find a better fit.
03-13-2013 06:44 AM
tanscrazydaisy There may be something funky going on with your feet, that you're unaware of. I would suggest going to a boot fitter that also moonlights as a pedorthist. They tend to be more expensive than a regular boot fitter, but you'll likely get more out of that session and their results.
03-13-2013 04:31 AM
qiuyidio
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Originally Posted by TXBDan View Post
My toes hit the front of my boot while walking and standing. If i walk a lot it can cause a little discomfort. Once im on the board though and squatting a little, its totally gone and they fit like a glove. I wouldn't say my toes are curled while standing/walking though. If they're truly curled up, then i'd say that's too small.

If not are hitting the spot, i'd return them all and try a different brand/model.
Actually what you are describing is what I am feeling mostly... standing up its uncomfortable. Squatting a little on my toes, it feels fine. For you, when you lean back on your heel, was it also uncomfortable when you were breaking it in?
03-12-2013 01:57 PM
TXBDan My toes hit the front of my boot while walking and standing. If i walk a lot it can cause a little discomfort. Once im on the board though and squatting a little, its totally gone and they fit like a glove. I wouldn't say my toes are curled while standing/walking though. If they're truly curled up, then i'd say that's too small.

If not are hitting the spot, i'd return them all and try a different brand/model.
03-12-2013 11:53 AM
Extremo
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Originally Posted by qiuyidio View Post
In the 10.5, I don't think my foot slides around too much... really, my left foot feels great, but the big toe of my right foot is not so happy, especially when standing straight up or going on heel.


Will the footbeds / insoles increase the amount of space for my toes up front?
I saw in some of the pictures it looks like the footbeds would elevate the back part of my heel. Which products do you recommend?
If your toe is digging into the 10.5 I'd personally go with the 11. If it fits a little spacy then you can add shims to fill the space. And as the boot leather softens up you'll be able to pull the laces tighter around the foot.

I use Superfeet insoles and Tognar fitting foam. I have relatively thin feet so I use a piece of foam over toe on top the the liner. And if the liner packs out I'll use a piece of foam behind the heel like this

http://www.snowboardingforum.com/boo...s-faq-etc.html.

This way the boot fits compact without jamming up all day.
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