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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-11-2008, 12:51 PM
livelyjay
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Ride Boots

So while my board was being waxed I decided to try on a bunch of different boots. I loved the fit, comfort, and flex of the Ride Anthem and especially the Ride Haze. There are very few reviews out there and I was wondering if anyone has any experience with Ride boots. How durable are they, does the comfort last, does the speed lacing system stay firm, etc?
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-11-2008, 02:06 PM
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I can't speak to their longevity, but can reaffirm how amazingly comfortable the Anthems are. I've got about a month in them and am amazed at their inner lining both in holding power, comfort, and warmth. They also have fantastic traction both for skating and just general walking around. I have on the odd accasion had to tighten the liner after a few hours riding, but am not sure if that was just me not taking the time to make sure they were tight at the beginning of the day or the long hike from where I had to park to the lift. Definately worth getting a pair since they've come down in price.
post #3 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-11-2008, 08:48 PM
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Thanks for the input. I contact Ride's customer service via email and got a response within an hour. Talk about good service. They said their 08/09 line isn't going to have any technology changes, so I think I'm going to wait till it comes out and buy the new Haze if I can't find the 07/08 version in my size when they come out. Any other comments from anyone out there will still be appreciated.
post #4 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-12-2008, 03:04 PM
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too bad man.. i wish they had changed them up a little.. i love rides but i'm always looking for a change.. have fun with them man.. they last forever.. and the comfort stays..
post #5 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-12-2008, 03:18 PM
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I also have 07/08 Anthems. Most comfortable pair of boots I've ever put on. I've only strapped in 20 times or so this year so can't really tell you how long they'll last. They're easy to put on also. I'm guessing my next pair of boot will the ride. It's the most important part of your gear imo. Your feet [B]have[B]to be comfortable or you'll day will suck.
post #6 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-12-2008, 03:19 PM
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Thanks for the input. You never know, he might have been hiding something or maybe he was talking about the Anthem and Haze specifically. If you look closely at the 06/07 versus 07/08 models you can see they changed the lacing pattern on the Haze. It's not a technology change per-say, but it is an enhancement.
post #7 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-12-2008, 03:32 PM
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I also have 07/08 Anthems. Most comfortable pair of boots I've ever put on. I've only strapped in 20 times or so this year so can't really tell you how long they'll last. They're easy to put on also. I'm guessing my next pair of boot will the ride. It's the most important part of your gear imo. Your feet [B]have[B]to be comfortable or you'll day will suck.
The only part that worries me is the clip that the lace clamp snaps into. If anything is going to fail it's going to be that since it's thin plastic and has the pressure of the laces pushing against it.
post #8 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-12-2008, 04:50 PM
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I have the Haze boots. I'm pretty new to boarding, so can't speak well about the performance aspects of the boot, but I can't feel them hindering me in any way. They are also very comfortable all day long. I have noticed a few minor negatives, but ther are pretty minor. The lacing system works great in avoiding pressure points, and you can really lock things down tight, but for me at least, there ends being a lot of extra lace to be stored, and I haven't found a really efficient/comfy way of doing that. I do find my self having to retighten about 3 times in the first couple hours, but after that they stay tight. I've put a lot of pressure on the laces and plastic tabs when tightening everything down, and haven't had any problems yet, but something about the whole system just feels like it's about to give when I'm really tighening them down. Again though, no problems yet. I also advise trying them on and wearing them for quite a while before buying. I wore my mine for about 15 minutes before buying, and also had them heat molded. Even with that, they packed out enough to give me a little more wiggle room than I'd like.
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post #9 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-12-2008, 05:44 PM
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I get the same feeling with any of the new quick lace systems. You pull and pull and it always feels like something is going to break. Since you said they pack out a bit, I might go back to the board shop and try on the size 10 again. My toes were right at the end with my thicker socks and my orthotics in the boot. The pack-out might make those the perfect size. Ride said they measure nearly true to those metal measuring guides you would find at a shoe store. I'm going to measure myself and see where I stand. Anything is going to be more comfortable than my current boots, but again, the last time I rode there wasn't any pain either.
post #10 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-13-2008, 03:41 AM
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The only part that worries me is the clip that the lace clamp snaps into. If anything is going to fail it's going to be that since it's thin plastic and has the pressure of the laces pushing against it.
I've never worried about anything on those boots breaking. So far so good! I will tell you if my boots were stolen I'd buy the exact same pair. They're awesome!
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