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Old 04-04-2011, 07:42 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Hello everyone, I'm a beginner intermediate and every time I board I get there crazy foot cramps like in the arch area. Was wondering if anyone experiences that also. Is it my boots?? bindings?? Any tips and help is greatly appreciate thanks in advance!
In addition to all above suggestions, I would also look into canted bindings.
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Old 04-04-2011, 09:20 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Well, for all-mountain riding your going to want something with a medium flex, or in between a soft boot and a hard boot. and to be totally honest, while some boots are superior to others, the most important thing is just getting a boot that fits perfectly no matter the brand. So I wouldn't worry all too much about extensive researching. If you can, figure out what your local stores have in stock and research those, then try them on. My local boardshop only carries 32 and DC, and after trying on some different models I went with the 32 Lashed.

You will know stiffness too when you try them on. It's how much the boot flexes when you walk around. Beware of park boots, sometimes employees will suggest them and they are really not what you want, because they have no support. I tried on some DC Parks and they felt like stiff hiking boots.... no support.

One thing I would suggest though, is getting boots with heat-moldable liners. It will make the boots much more comfortable for you regardless of brand/type.
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Old 04-04-2011, 10:15 AM   #13 (permalink)
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im surprised the thread has made it this far without someone mentioning footbeds...

stock footbeds in nearly all snowboard boots are complete shit. go buy some Sole, Superfeet, or whatever ~$40 footbed you like for your foot and try that... a good pair of footbeds will last you several pairs of boots, and make all the difference in the world...


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Old 04-04-2011, 10:27 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Thanks, I will look into trying some boots out at my local stores
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Well, for all-mountain riding your going to want something with a medium flex, or in between a soft boot and a hard boot. and to be totally honest, while some boots are superior to others, the most important thing is just getting a boot that fits perfectly no matter the brand. So I wouldn't worry all too much about extensive researching. If you can, figure out what your local stores have in stock and research those, then try them on. My local boardshop only carries 32 and DC, and after trying on some different models I went with the 32 Lashed.

You will know stiffness too when you try them on. It's how much the boot flexes when you walk around. Beware of park boots, sometimes employees will suggest them and they are really not what you want, because they have no support. I tried on some DC Parks and they felt like stiff hiking boots.... no support.

One thing I would suggest though, is getting boots with heat-moldable liners. It will make the boots much more comfortable for you regardless of brand/type.
I don't think all bindings can interchange their beds though right? Most of the time it's only the Burton brand that are able to change the beds out to a different one on their bindings that I have notice so far. But thank you every bit of info helps a lot and I am learning a lot more and obtaining much more knowledge each time someone reply's And banana's sounds like a good idea should have done that!
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im surprised the thread has made it this far without someone mentioning footbeds...

stock footbeds in nearly all snowboard boots are complete shit. go buy some Sole, Superfeet, or whatever ~$40 footbed you like for your foot and try that... a good pair of footbeds will last you several pairs of boots, and make all the difference in the world...


and eat a banana or two for breakfast...
Yeah, but the thing is that interchangeable beds are usually with Burton brand bindings right? But thank you for your help
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Old 04-04-2011, 10:56 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Yeah, but the thing is that interchangeable beds are usually with Burton brand bindings right? But thank you for your help
inside your boots dude.... any boots. ever heard of arch support? you need it
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Oh... Okay yeah like sole inserts for shoes right? But for boots. I never seen inserts for boots before, where could I get some and what is good? Thanks

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Oh... Okay yeah like sole inserts for shoes right? But for boots. I never seen inserts for boots before, where could I get some and what is good? Thanks
I'm gonna let you ponder the difference between a shoe and boot for a bit before I reply with anything helpful.
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Okay, I get it sorry for sounding so dumb, I'm pretty new to boarding so I just thought there were specific soles that they sell for snowboarding boots that's all and I really do appreciate your help because its helping me learn more so what is the most comfortable and best sole inserts for boots? I hear a lot of good things about Superfeet

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i suggest using the search function. im not going to bother to search but i bet there are a lot of threads on insoles.
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Old 04-05-2011, 12:53 AM   #20 (permalink)
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just get some green superfeet insoles and use them to replace the insoles in your new boots. Best $ i have spent on snowboarding gear. The arch may feel weird on the superfeet, but trust me it is where it should be.

You could get the Red superfeet specifically for snowboarding, but the green will do just fine. I have 35 days on my green superfeet and they look the same as the day i bought em (aside from the smell).

Also i recommend actually going into the snowboard shop and trying on every single boot they have (i'm not exaggerating here) and then just get the most comfy boot, i wouldn't worry too much about support. comfort>support and your bindings actually provide a substantial amount of support.
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