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pow_hnd
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@vanni Salomon makes great liners, and they are heat moldable. My best suggestion is to find a good boot fitter. A good boot fitter will get you tits and be a way better investment that new liners, new liners will still need to be fit. In all honesty, heat molding a liner, generally only makes you liners more comfortable ( i.e. eliminate hot spots, add toe box room ) and doesn't actually help with the fit of your boots. If your ankles/calves are lower volume than your boot is, you will still need to add material to compensate and lock your heel in place and if your foot has a low instep and/or you have a low volume foot, you're still gonna get foot lift/heel lift on your heels side turn as your foot lifts of the footbed until it hits the tongue of the shell. 

 

A good boot fitter will be the best bang for your buck. 


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coleslawed
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looks like we’re getting Deeluxe at the shop, looking forward to trying them on my feets. 

 

the Areth Rin look right up my alley


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i would love to try out the footloose and footloose 2.0.


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I tried an older (maybe 2016?) Deeluxe Spark XV boot. I was skeptical. Liner was meh, boot profile was enormous, and the lacing system was... highly suspect. It just felt like a boot from maybe 10 seasons prior. But I was looking for new boots and they didn't fit terribly, so gave them a shot.

I was generally unimpressed, but then the lacing system actually jammed on one of the boots. At the end of the day, I had to force the tongue open as well as I could and wiggle my foot out. I've also heard a LOT of stories about splitboarders breaking the lacing system on that same model.

I've heard they've made the lacing system more durable, but even then I found it super over-engineered and not very practical. It's a theoretically a more customizable Burton Speed Zone system, but in practice it's hard to use and has more moving parts that can break.

I'd give their Footloose boots a try if I could get my hands on a pair, though. Maybe their hard / soft hybrid boot, just out of curiosity.


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Anyone ridden the Adidas Superstars?


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Posted by: @markusm

i would love to try out the footloose and footloose 2.0.

I love my footloose I use them for all sorts of things besides just pow surfing. I prefer them over vans for powsurfing and playing in the snow with my kids.


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Any tips on getting rid of old boots? Have an old pair of TM2s and Lunarendors both size 10 I want to give to a good home. None of my friends or anyone they know fit the size plus the Nikes are packed out a bit and TM2s a few years old so don't know if either are even worth selling for any amount. Missed the largest local ski swap since I was out of town for the whole weekend so local options look slim to none.


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^ I’ve donated some to goodwill.


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Snowboard trader would be a good bet, especially the lunars. I’m positive any of them would be happy to pay shipping if you’re not looking for $$

or add a little beer money for yourself, still cheap for them. I’ve seen some pretty well-used lunars & kaijus sell on SBT for too much.. people love them


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ST is a good call. I'll have to rejoin and see if I can find any takers. If my lunars weren't too packed out for me I would totally ride them until they fall apart. Most comfortable boots I've ever had


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^ you could throw in a new liner like intuition 


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finally tried on the new Infuse for myself. def fit my foot a lot better than the Staxwood’s or the previous incarnation. only tried them without the stiffeners in, but wasn’t a fan of the flex, i think it’s the lack of upper laces. just too soft up top, and i felt like all that was stopping me was the boa lock on the instep. 

had been debating going with these over the Ions I picked up on the cheap, but I think I’ll stick with the Ion for a stiffer boot.

also got my feet into the Deeluxe Areth Rin. those things are the comfiest boots i’ve slid my feet into. fairly similar flex to the Hi-Standard Pro (my usual go-to), but felt my heel was slightly more locked in with the Deeluxe. the cushiness of the liner has me debating going down a 1/2 size, but they actually list the mondo on these at 28.5, which is right where i land on the brannock. these will probably become my everyday boot, and the Ion’s will be for big trips and split days. 


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Vanni
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Salomon Lo-Fi arrived, found them brand new and super cheap.

They feel super solid (more rugged than the Hi-Fi), and are a little bit wider in the toes area than the Hi-Fi, which is nice.

The STR8JKT controlled by Boa system seems a nice feature, a useful tool for skinny ankles.

Let's see how they work on the mountain


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Posted by: @markusm

i would love to try out the footloose and footloose 2.0.

Footloose 2 is a major upgrade in comfort and stability, but maybe a slight downgrade in materials and quality. Regular liner on 2 instead of neoprene on 1, I'm thinking that's a nice change really, 2 didn't feel too stiff with it.

 


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