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Old 12-08-2010, 01:44 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by shoe757 View Post
You guys are going to laugh. But I ride in my Red Wing work boots. I tried a pair of snowboarding boots on and they felt like my riding boots. Too stiff and expensive.
how do those even fit your bindings? something about that just doesn't seem safe...
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Old 12-08-2010, 01:51 AM   #12 (permalink)
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It's not bad. I just don't like not being able to bend at the ankles. I feel like I'm wearing my riding boots that have metal shanks up the back. Do you think I should seriously invest in a pair?
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Old 12-08-2010, 02:42 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Um... all the older boots were really soft like that. Which was fine, you can still ride. If you like the workboots, and your feet don't hurt (or get too cold), then go for it. You'll definately get strong ankles.

Stiffer boots offer more support for more aggressive riding and carving, and are made to specifically fit bindings. But roll with what works for you.
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