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24/04/2019 8:26 am  
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I always take out the liners to dry, just makes sense to me.

i wish burton implemented some kind of adidas boost type cushioning in their boots. I love the way my ir Ions fit but would appreciate a thicker sole with more cush and dampening.

The El Mejors have a very similar fit to the IR Ions, but with a thicker sole. Flex is smoother and feels broken in from the start. Team boots are similar. I'd try Nitro boots if you get a chance.

Thanks. I’ve just scored a pair of Adidas Tactical Boost’s on the cheap, so will give them a try first. I expect them to break in into a nice medium flex, good, go anywhere boot, more freestyley (softer) than the Ion. El Mejors look interesting tho

Too much space inside the boot for me on those, quite different to the ions. Smooth flex though, hope they work out for you!


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24/04/2019 9:10 am  

Yeah, the toebox is roooomy on those


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24/04/2019 11:12 am  
Posted by: Alexxx

Yeah, the toebox is roooomy on those

I don't see any reason why the toebox area of a boot shouldn't be roomy.


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24/04/2019 12:23 pm  
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Yeah, the toebox is roooomy on those

I don't see any reason why the toebox area of a boot shouldn't be roomy.

Comfort, pressure distribution. I can cramp my foot on heelside traverses especially if it's not relatively flush and moves about. Sometimes I like to do micro movements with my ankles without engaging the highback and like a shorter lag. Movement in that area might cause the liner in other areas to pack in quicker as well. 


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24/04/2019 12:49 pm  

I like my boots to be snug everywhere. This is also one of the reasons I like running toe straps over the top, as it helps secure that area even more. I find it really comfortable, and I get more feedback through my feet. Occasionally I go back to cap-strap style for a minute, and the front of my boot and feet feel loose in comparison, in a bad way.


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10/05/2019 2:39 am  
Posted by: Alexxx
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I always take out the liners to dry, just makes sense to me.

i wish burton implemented some kind of adidas boost type cushioning in their boots. I love the way my ir Ions fit but would appreciate a thicker sole with more cush and dampening.

The El Mejors have a very similar fit to the IR Ions, but with a thicker sole. Flex is smoother and feels broken in from the start. Team boots are similar. I'd try Nitro boots if you get a chance.

Thanks. I’ve just scored a pair of Adidas Tactical Boost’s on the cheap, so will give them a try first. I expect them to break in into a nice medium flex, good, go anywhere boot, more freestyley (softer) than the Ion. El Mejors look interesting tho

@alexxx I have both Tacticals that I bought new, have maybe 30 days on them(heatmolded and customized) and Ions(asian fit) which had 20-25 when I got them with no heatmolding or customization. The Tacticals dont break-in that easy and have almost the same flex when they were new. Ions on the other hand are softer than the Tacticals and way more comfy besides the boost sole which is amazballs.  


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10/05/2019 11:09 am  

I have the Ion with the ir liner. Still plenty stiff, I guess in big part due to the liner. I just wish they had the boost sole instead of that thin est one


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10/05/2019 1:17 pm  
Posted by: Alexxx

I have the Ion with the ir liner. Still plenty stiff, I guess in big part due to the liner. I just wish they had the boost sole instead of that thin est one

Ion with boost sole is my dream boot


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05/09/2019 10:40 am  

Would there be someone here that can give me the 2 scoops on fit for Vans boots. Also maybe any personal experiences (likes/dislikes)?

I'm heavily leaning towards trying a pair this year but the closest Vans retailer to me is 70+ miles, so odds on my finding time to drive several hours to try touch/try on a pair is unlikely.

Looking at the Infuse for the adjust-ability of flex, though I'm a little bummed to think about going back to regular laces... I think I'll survive. Verse maybe too stiff for my liking? and the Aura seems a bit cheapish and like it'll just get too soft too quick.  (opinions?)

But my bigger question is do I size down on Vans? I'd rather have them start tight and pack out to fit snug, so my inclination is to size down a half so they fit after packing out as was customary in days of yore. But some brands seem to account for that now and their boots are designed to be tight at street size and pack out to fit. right. you get it. I just don't know if vans is one of those. Also, the boot design between the infuse and the verse/aura seem totes different, so then Idk if that makes a difference either.

I'm all ears. 

 

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05/09/2019 1:27 pm  

I have similar questions. I can go try a few models on as the 2020 stock comes in, but I don't know anybody who rides Vans boots and who can tell me about their experiences with pack-out and durability.


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05/09/2019 2:03 pm  

I think their mondo sizing is pretty accurate - for what it's worth, I wear a 9.5 in Adidas, K2, and Vans boots.  I had the Verse and thought they were a cool boot - but the liner feels bulky and I could not get the slide-guide to sit somewhere comfortable.  Without any of the stiffeners in, I'd say it was a 7/10 flex on the whatever scale, with stiffeners in 9/10.  Way too stiff for my preference as I normally ride the Taro Tamai boot with a powerstrap around the outside of it.  Cool boot, but would advise to try on first because of the features in it.

Also have the Linerless DX which are a perfect snowsurf boot!


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05/09/2019 6:30 pm  

Picked up a pair of  infuse boots year b4 last.  Loved the idea of the adjustability and the look of the boot. I was switching from my B ions that I have replaced and stuck with over the years. I bought the infuse true to the size I wear. When I first put them on I felt that they fit great. As I do with all new boots, I left them on for a few  to see if I need to tweak them before heading out to ride. First  impression was that these boots are crazy stiff. I took out all the the support options to see if that would help and it did soften up a little, very little. An hour later my feet where throbbing then went numb. Decided this was just new boot break in pain. Went up to ride next day anyway and had pain in the top of my foot so bad I called it quits 1hr later. Repeated experience nxt 3 days of riding. Boot had me limping back to the lot. Putting these boots on as well as taking them off was an absolute bitch, total unnecessary work out. Wanted so badly for these boots to work out- but they didn’t. I sold them mid season and bought a pair of Acceras that fit great and wore super comfortable but, started falling apart by end of season. Going to try the infuse again this year but go up a size and see if that helps.


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05/09/2019 8:33 pm  

also found the Infuse to be a little overkill when trying them on, but love my Hi Standard Pro’s. will probably switch to the Implant when these are done (same flex/feel, added BOA on ankle).

I’m a 10.5 for most shoes/boots (11.5 on a US Brannock, 285 on a mondo). 


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05/09/2019 11:41 pm  

Vans are way to narrow for my duckfeet


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06/09/2019 12:01 am  

Still, none of this matters unless you can try them on. You just can’t get past that. I know you know, just a reminder… 

I like vans as a company, and have skated a ton of their shoes in my life… I would love to love their boots, but they plain just don’t fit me well enough, and there’s nothing I can do.

My foot likes B, and also Nike at the time.


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