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I know some are bummed that Adidas is exiting the snowboard market, mostly because their Tacticals and Acerras fit so well while having a crazy small footprint. Since I'm on the bubble between medium and large bindings at a US 10.5, I've always loved reduced footprints that let me stay in medium bindings. I recently snagged some new Burton Kendos on sale to try out since Burton (typically) has a reduced footprint and wider toebox.

Since this seems to be a popular topic, here are some photos of my 10.5 Acerras next to my new 10.5 Kendos for reference. I figure someone will find them useful during the inevitable move from Adidas. The two boots have nearly the exact same outer footprint length, with the Kendos being slightly wider overall. I don't have them anymore, but my 10.5 Imperials were even smaller footprint than the Acerras. I've heard the Adidas have a smaller footprint in smaller sizes and the Burtons are smaller in larger sizes. Looks like 10.5 is right around where they meet.

Fit wise, the Kendos have a pretty roomy toebox that's comparable to my Acerras with ~10 days on them. The Acerras have a tighter heel/achilles area and the Kendos feel just slightly wider in the pinky toe area.

Anyway, if you have any questions let me know!

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FWIW Adidas fit big, so the Adidas shell is likely effectively smaller with respect to foot size. I'm a half size smaller in Adidas than almost every other boot company (sz. 10 vs. 10.5), and that's a pretty common refrain.

I've heard higher end Burton (i.e. Ions) have even better "shrinkage" and are smaller in the same size, but comparable against half-size smaller Adidas.

I stocked up on Adidas. They fit my foot better than anything else I've ever tried. Got probably another 30 days left on my Tactical Advs, bought a set of Tactical Lexicons, and a barely used set of Acerras. That stock should last a good long time, and I'm hoping by the time I need new boots that I'll find something that fits me comparably well.
Yeah, I'm a half size down in Adidas as well (I think you and I talked about this a lot on ez if you're the same Kimchi). I was just surprised that the Kendo's fit so well/similarly compared to the Acerras. The Kendos are essentially the same fit in the toes for me with the same footprint as the Acerra, only with a slightly roomier heel. I thought about stocking up on Tacticals since Sierra has them for $199 right now, but I decided to find something from a brand that isn't going anywhere instead.
 

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That’s not true. My friend owns the new Ions and the Accera and compared both (10,5 US). Without taking into consideration the half size downsizing that is possible for most, the Accera is still 3-4 mm smaller shell in the same size.
I’ll ask for the photos from him.

This difference is the same regardless the smaller or bigger sizes cos both Burton and Adidas have shells that are proportiinally bigger with each half a size.
My 10.5 Imperials were definitely a smaller footprint than my 10.5 Acerras. I sold them before I could snap a pic, though. The 10.5 Kendos above are bulkier than the Imperials/Ions/Photons.
 
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