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19/11/2019 12:23 am  

Speaking of Kaiju's, when mine became pretty worn down, I started looking for alternatives.  The Salomon Lo-Fi was the closes I got in terms of foot-shape and fit (width and heel dimensions).  It has a back-spine which is similar to the Kaiju.

I got excited when I heard about the new 32 Mullairs.  The design is almost an exact copy of the Kaiju, down to the back-spine, lace lock, liner design and the way the liner is locked in to the shell with laces.  Unfortunately, the foot-shape and fit is totally different from the Kaiju and fits like all the other 32's that I've tried.

 


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22/11/2019 11:05 am  

Heads up, Adidas has fucking AWFUL warranty service. I had a minor issue with the liners on my Tacticals delamming at a seam. Not a huge issue (the delam was below the level of my footbed) but I was worried about it getting worse, so I decided to warranty.

First I tried to see if they'd just send me new liners because I really didn't want to break in new boots. No go, they needed me to send in everything because they don't have the distribution to just send parts. Damn.

Then I sent in the boots. Received Oct. 18. Their policy is a gift certificate credit within 20 business days, which is already stupid long (I've rarely had more than the 1-2 week turnaround on warranty stuff). It's now Nov. 22, 25 business days, and I still haven't so much as gotten an email response (despite repeated follow-ups to their CS email).

A couple days ago someone manning their CS chat line in India or the Philippines confirmed they were forwarded to the right business unit, so I should see something by the end of the week. Nada.

Assuming it comes next week, then I'm probably looking at a 1+ week shipping period... so it'll probably net out to something like 2 months for me to get a minor liner issue resolved.

Luckily it's still pre-season for me (although it's getting close) and I have another set of boots I can ride in a pinch. If this happened to me in the middle of the season and these were my only boots, I'd be SOL for like half a season.

If it was ANYTHING other than boots I'd say fuck off and buy from a company that gives a shit. But these boots fit me FAR better than anything else I've ever tried on... so I'm kind of stuck. But fair warning if you have other options.


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23/11/2019 12:54 am  

The problem is that even though Adidas is a global company, their snow division is just a small part of the whole thing and everything has to go through their headquarters or whatever and they just don’t have anything of substance located in the US. So no spare parts or quick turnarounds. Plus it seems that you got unlucky. 
Burton is actually somewhat similar in Europe despite it being a major market. It’s a pain to get anything from them directly and forget about any spares. Quite the opposite of their customer service in the US.


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23/11/2019 1:50 am  

I had to deal with B in EU at some point in the past and i don't remember it being too painfull or something. It wasn't a 48h thing but things got sorted out eventually.


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24/11/2019 6:27 am  

Found my brand new chunky ass 32s are lifting in the heel slightly. I like how the new liners have a heel hold kit that's just stretchy material you can slide foam in instead of resorting to tape/glue. I have some old donuts I'll try and put in but it'd be cool if they provided something to customize the fit with in the box. Haven't even ridden these and I'm disappointed with them already but at least I won't be riding in boots so broken in they feel like big skate shoes.

Anyone else suffer from duck feet (wide forefoot skinny heel)? I recall this being talked about somewhere. It's been a PITA lately for sizing stuff to my feet. 


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24/11/2019 7:25 am  
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Anyone else suffer from duck feet (wide forefoot skinny heel)? I recall this being talked about somewhere. It's been a PITA lately for sizing stuff to my feet. 

Yes.  My solution has been a switch to TM'Two's (from Lashed) (made the switch for a couple of reasons).  First, the overall footprint of the newer TM Two's isn't as big as the Lashed.  Secondly, the heel of the TM Two fits my heel out of the box, whereas with the Lashed I had to use the thickest "donuts" that came with the heel hold kit.  

 

The TM Two is a tiny bit narrow for my foot in the toe box, resulting in a noticeable pressure point on the outside of my foot (mostly pinkie toe).  The solution here has been heat holding with toe caps.  After doing this, the boot fits my foot amazingly well.

 

Lastly, I'll note the flex of the TM Two.  It's referred to as a stiff boot- however, I don't think it is.  The flex doesn't feel much different to me in comparison to the Lashed.  I'd say they are both "medium-ish" flex boots. 


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24/11/2019 7:32 am  
Posted by: @dandan

Found my brand new chunky ass 32s are lifting in the heel slightly. I like how the new liners have a heel hold kit that's just stretchy material you can slide foam in instead of resorting to tape/glue. I have some old donuts I'll try and put in but it'd be cool if they provided something to customize the fit with in the box. Haven't even ridden these and I'm disappointed with them already but at least I won't be riding in boots so broken in they feel like big skate shoes.

Anyone else suffer from duck feet (wide forefoot skinny heel)? I recall this being talked about somewhere. It's been a PITA lately for sizing stuff to my feet. 

Yup, I have the duck feet. Go to a ski shop that does custom boot fitting. They will get you set up.

This is what my liner ends up looking like...

 

 


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24/11/2019 8:16 am  

@PacEnDubya yeah that's what I was just thinking. TM2s always have felt really tight around my foot and stiff when I've tried them on (in addition to feeling weird going true to size in them for some reason), but now I'm thinking that they could break in perfectly for me. I'll donut my Lasheds up and ride them for a season then probably look for this season's TM2 on sale when the time comes.

@pow_hnd I never thought I'd be one to mess with liners too much. Even though I have duck feet stuff fits me generally well (or I just didn't use to care as much). There's a good ski shop that does boot fitting but it's multiple hours away. If these donuts don't work out I may give them a shot.


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24/11/2019 12:03 pm  

Asian fit Burtons but bootfiting and measure your feet, both length and width is key.

 


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24/11/2019 11:04 pm  
Posted by: @djfubar

normally i wear a 10 with 32's but the tm two seem half a size too small .... anyone else experienced that issue .....

Definitely. My 2019 TM-2s were super narrow in the toe box. The TM-2 didn't used to be that way, my 2013s were roomy in the forefoot. For someone with a wider forefoot, the new ones just don't work for me. Adidas fit perfect without vice-gripping my metatarsals like my TM-2s did. (11.5 in 2019 TM-2 and 10.5 in 2020 Acerra) 

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09/12/2019 2:31 pm  

Normally the first couple days of the year, my foot muscles are breaking back in to snowboard-mode, which usually means a little pain here and there. For me it’s arches and sometimes instep. No big deal, but it didn’t happen this time with my leather ions. Felt amazing as soon as I put them back on.  I think with the foam behind top of tongue for a better upper fit, the thin J-bars from tognar, and a couple other small tweaks like not running the liner lace through the bottom loops, my boots are pretty dialed these days. And they’ve never looked so good from the outside either. I have never dreaded the end of a boot’s life so much, but luckily I can see running these for the next two seasons, at least.


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09/12/2019 4:12 pm  

I've ridden the SLX for a few days now and gotta say, the Ion Leather def felt more comfy out the box, and in general. May revert back to it, just gotta resolve the toe box issue I get sometimes.


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09/12/2019 6:41 pm  
Posted by: @dandan

Anyone else suffer from duck feet (wide forefoot skinny heel)? I recall this being talked about somewhere. It's been a PITA lately for sizing stuff to my feet. 

I have duck feet. I'm a 3E in the left foot, 2E in the right, but really skinny heels and achilles. FWIW Adidas fit me better than anything I've ever owned. Also get to size down half a size.

Don't know how the start TM2s fit, but I own a pair of the XLT variant for splitting. They're tight, but rideable. BEAST of a break-in period though. I think I hit day 8 or 9 in them yesterday, including a couple tours, and they're only now starting to feel comfortable. The first 2-3 days in them were hellacious. I usually ride through the first few days to "mold", but I wish I'd just heat molded these.


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09/12/2019 7:10 pm  
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I've ridden the SLX for a few days now and gotta say, the Ion Leather def felt more comfy out the box, and in general. May revert back to it, just gotta resolve the toe box issue I get sometimes.

Which SLX do you have? And what is the toebox issue you have with ions? 


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09/12/2019 7:43 pm  
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I've ridden the SLX for a few days now and gotta say, the Ion Leather def felt more comfy out the box, and in general. May revert back to it, just gotta resolve the toe box issue I get sometimes.

Which SLX do you have? And what is the toebox issue you have with ions? 

Last year's SLX.

And my left big toe jams into the toe box and gets pretty painful. But my right one never has that issue. And only started getting this issue near the tail end of last winter, too 🤷🏻‍♂️. Otherwise, they're pretty awesome; comfort & response-wise.


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