Notifications
Clear all

Boots?  

Page 81 / 82
  RSS

Bopuc
(@bopuc2)
Member Forum Superstar!
Joined: 10 months ago
Posts: 91
15/09/2020 11:23 pm  

Regarding Burton boots, I only go for the models that use Life liners (or Life +, used in SLX, which is the same but has the warmth lining going all the way up).

That means Ion, SLX, Tourist.

If you can handle the clown show, here's a The House video with a Burton manager-type explaining their liners:

 

I have all three of the above and love 'em (though the SLX's articulated cuff sometimes bites into the top of my foot a little tiny bit).

Ion leather is a favourite of people who are into Burton boots.


ReplyQuote
nmb
 nmb
(@notmikebuckley)
Member Forum Superstar!
Joined: 4 years ago
Posts: 1511
16/09/2020 5:32 am  

@unsuspected if my local shop gets some in, I might go for the Acerra.

Being unfamiliar with Burton line up, where do their boots fall in terms of stiffness/flex? I get the Driver X is up there but the descriptions don’t offer much on other models.


ReplyQuote
unsuspected
(@unsuspected)
Swedish juggernaut Forum Superstar!
Joined: 4 years ago
Posts: 862
16/09/2020 5:54 am  

Unfortunately has the Acerra got softer form -18 to -20 from my experience. Still a stiff boot but not as before. 


nmb liked
ReplyQuote
Bopuc
(@bopuc2)
Member Forum Superstar!
Joined: 10 months ago
Posts: 91
16/09/2020 6:05 am  

@notmikebuckley

I wouldn't know how to compare them not having ridden anything else, and "stiffness" being super subjective or at least dependant on factors such as your size, weight, strength, lived experience, preferences, etc… 

They feel ideally stiff to me, as I want them. No idea if they would be so to you. 🙂

Boots gotta be tried on, no way around it.

 


nmb liked
ReplyQuote
nmb
 nmb
(@notmikebuckley)
Member Forum Superstar!
Joined: 4 years ago
Posts: 1511
16/09/2020 7:12 am  

No doubt, I've been in most boot brands but never a pair of Burtons. Sigh. To the shop I go.


coleslawed and Bopuc liked
ReplyQuote
kimchi
(@kimchi)
Member Forum Superstar!
Joined: 3 years ago
Posts: 637
16/09/2020 10:56 am  

This might have changed, but flex on the higher-end boots used to go:

Driver -> Ion -> SLX -> Imperial.

Older Imperial was a bit stiffer than the Lexicon when new to my recollection.

Not sure where some of the newer boots (Photon and Swath) fit into that.


Vanni liked
ReplyQuote
Spenser
(@spenser)
Member Forum Superstar!
Joined: 4 years ago
Posts: 2974
16/09/2020 12:38 pm  

^ Still correct

The thing is, as we each know even when asking these questions, it can all change on snow. I loved the K2 Maysis+ at home for example, but things come out on snow that I couldn’t previously feel, and I got rid of them. Same with Salomon F4 and a couple others.

Have still never been able to try on adidas

I still think the redwing ions are the best boots I’ve ever had. Haven’t tried the newer Life liners, but still hoarding the green infinite rides.. still my personal best


ReplyQuote
kimchi
(@kimchi)
Member Forum Superstar!
Joined: 3 years ago
Posts: 637
16/09/2020 2:57 pm  
Posted by: @spenser

The thing is, as we each know even when asking these questions, it can all change on snow. I loved the K2 Maysis+ at home for example, but things come out on snow that I couldn’t previously feel, and I got rid of them. Same with Salomon F4 and a couple others.

Have still never been able to try on adidas

I still think the redwing ions are the best boots I’ve ever had. Haven’t tried the newer Life liners, but still hoarding the green infinite rides.. still my personal best

Yea, boots are a pain in the ass. I've tried a bunch of things that felt fine in the shop and at home, then uncovering some unexpected issue once I hit snow. My first 12-ish years of snowboarding were basically cycling through boots and dealing with sub-optimal fit until I discovered Adidas (hence a backup pair of Tacticals in my basement for their impending exit).

My local shop has ongoing free boot fitting services and gives a credit towards new boots if they can't fix it, so that peace of mind is awesome.


GD liked
ReplyQuote
Spenser
(@spenser)
Member Forum Superstar!
Joined: 4 years ago
Posts: 2974
16/09/2020 3:01 pm  

That’s a great (and generous) policy.

It was much the same for me. I wasn’t on it until 2008.. then it took 6+ seasons of actively trying different things to dial it in to boots that perform and are pain free.. in total, that’s over half my life!


ReplyQuote
kimchi
(@kimchi)
Member Forum Superstar!
Joined: 3 years ago
Posts: 637
16/09/2020 3:02 pm  

Also @notmikebuckley forgot to mention this, but last Adidas is basically perfect for my foot: wide in the forefoot, narrow in the heels, medium-ish volume.

I rode Burtons for like 6 years, but they never quite fit my foot optimally. Bit too narrow in the forefoot, too big in the heels / ankle. I stuck with them because they were the best I could find in my boot hunts for years until I discovered Adidas.

Usual disclaimers that of course everyone's foot is different, yadda yadda.


nmb, Bopuc and coleslawed liked
ReplyQuote
unsuspected
(@unsuspected)
Swedish juggernaut Forum Superstar!
Joined: 4 years ago
Posts: 862
16/09/2020 11:47 pm  
Posted by: @kimchi

Also @notmikebuckley forgot to mention this, but last Adidas is basically perfect for my foot: wide in the forefoot, narrow in the heels, medium-ish volume.

I rode Burtons for like 6 years, but they never quite fit my foot optimally. Bit too narrow in the forefoot, too big in the heels / ankle. I stuck with them because they were the best I could find in my boot hunts for years until I discovered Adidas.

Usual disclaimers that of course everyone's foot is different, yadda yadda.

Adidas could be even narrower in the heel for me and have BOA for the ankles but I have feet like Donald Duck(not the cartoon who is a president)

Burton AF has similar fit as Adidas for my feet with even narrower heels but not a wide toebox but the feel could be different for everyone else. 

I always buy boots from my mondopoint and last width, then bootfit them.

 

About stiffness Im a fat fuck that rides mellow and poor just like James from TGR but probably even worse.


nmb liked
ReplyQuote
nmb
 nmb
(@notmikebuckley)
Member Forum Superstar!
Joined: 4 years ago
Posts: 1511
17/09/2020 9:12 am  

@kimchi I have similar shaped feet, I feel that I'll run into the same issues as you with B boots. Thanks everyone - will report back after trying some on.


kimchi liked
ReplyQuote
kimchi
(@kimchi)
Member Forum Superstar!
Joined: 3 years ago
Posts: 637
17/09/2020 9:31 am  
Posted by: @notmikebuckley

@kimchi I have similar shaped feet, I feel that I'll run into the same issues as you with B boots. Thanks everyone - will report back after trying some on.

FWIW the 32 last on TM2 XLTs fits my foot ok with some boot fitting work (shop expanded the shell for me a bit). I wouldn't buy another set of 32s due to various issues-- liner durability is suspect after ~15 days, break-in was MONSTROUS, they fit small AND have an enormous overall shell size-- but they fit my feet ok.

I haven't ridden my K2 Aspects yet, but they seem ok a half size up from my Adidas size. I'll probably need to add some foam to lock down my heels.

Offhand from trying boots on in Japan, I think the Burton Asian fit last fits my foot better, but those aren't tough to source in the States.


ReplyQuote
pow_hnd
(@pow_hnd)
Wasangeles Forum Superstar!
Joined: 4 years ago
Posts: 763
17/09/2020 9:45 am  

So I have the duck foot issue as well. Crazy wide toes/metatarsals with a narrow, skinny and low ankle. My toes are so wide I can't wear Vans shoes or similar vulcanized shows, if I was to wear them I have to size up like a full size to size and half. 

After years of trying on boots and switching brands, I keep coming back to DC boots. 

They, for me, have a lot of advantages. Their liner is easy to manipulate for fitting. BOA lets you really crank down the lower. They lacing harness in the boot works extremely well. Their toe box is crazy wide inside. The foot print is comparable to Burton and they are nowhere close to being a high volume as 32s and some other brands. 

The one thing that turns some people off, is that DC aren't the stiffest out there. But the T-Rice and Shuksans are pretty stiff, and plenty stiff enough for me. 

I did do a few seasons on Ride boots and like them quite a bit, but for splitboarding, they didn't work very well, but for resort riding they were pretty damn good. 

I have T-rices right now and I'm gonna grab a pair of Shuksans for splitting this year, probably my only purchase of any gear at all this winter. 

 


ReplyQuote
unsuspected
(@unsuspected)
Swedish juggernaut Forum Superstar!
Joined: 4 years ago
Posts: 862
18/09/2020 1:08 am  

Have tried on a pair of DCs, can't remember if they were T.Rices or Shuksans but they had too narrow toebox for me. Adidas are a lot wider in the toebox.


ReplyQuote
Page 81 / 82
Share: