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Old 02.02.2011, 18:03
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Re: Snowboard boots - fitting?

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OK so this is the problem:

The boots I have 'fit', but my heels both lift and slide inside the boots when I ride with them.

I really have to stand on my toes to get the front side rail to grip, so my feet get tired quickly.

I've tried packing paper inside and around the heel of the boots to pack them in a bit, but the paper slides down and underneath before too long.

I went to a sports shop and tried on a couple of pairs of boots to see if it was just my boots, but they were all the same.

My question basically breaks down to this:
a) Is this normal? Does anyone else have the same issue?
(yep, snowboarding is new for me)

b) How tightly do your feet 'fit' inside your own boots?

c) Has anyone got any suggestions on how to get around this problem?


I seem to really pull the bindings super tight, and have moved them around to try to keep the heel on the board as much as I can.

Setting the boots and bindings up for the first run or so, and all is good, but it gets a bit frustrating and is slow to have to do this every couple of runs.

As I said.... if you have any suggestions let me know...... I just want to ride in peace.
I have the same problem, and use a boot with an ankle strap. Mine's a very old airwalk boot, so probably can't buy them anymore, but should be other brands available I guess.

http://thirtytwo.com/ they do boots with moldable liners. I haven't tried them, but heard they are pretty good.


I would go to a snowboard/skate shop in Zuerich where they know how to find the right fit for you, and then rent the boot so you can try it out before you buy...
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Old 23.02.2011, 14:07
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Re: Snowboard boots - fitting?

Just concluding this thread,

I wanted to hire multiple pairs of boots while I was away, but they were all the same brand "Burton".

They were lace up jobs, and although they did bruise my calf muscles, I experienced NO heel lift in them at all.

My riding was infinitely better (despite the bruising), and have since been handed a similar old pair of boots from a friend here in Zurich (worn once).

I'll try these new boots out on the weekend, and if it's all good....... problem solved.

(Ditch the Salomons - Clearly not a Brand or Quality issue, just a "Fit" issue)

Thanks for everyones input all the same - greatly appreciated.
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