Boots not tight enough - women's.
I am looking into
getting some new boots for the season and have tested out the Burton
Sapphire and some Boa system boots. I always have such trouble lacing them
up tight enough and
even with the Sapphire, I felt like I wasn't snug enough. I was looking
into getting the DC Women's Solaris and was wondering if you've heard
anything about it...
Jean Sapula answers:
For boot input.....I haven't tried a ton of boots and have stuck with my
K2's....I'd advise trying a lot of different brands and wear them in the
store for at least a half hour, then re-tighten the laces to re-adjust the
Gavin Ehringer answers:
Used to be, women had to suffer by wearing men's boots. Women's feet tend to
be wider in front and narrower in the back than men's feet, and women also
have shorter and thicker calves (sorry, gals, but it's a fact). As women
became a bigger percentage of snowboarders, more and more companies began
churning out boots that better fit women's feet and calves. All boots are
built on "lasts," which are template shapes based on "average" feet. But
different boot makers use different lasts, built on different standards of
foot anatomy. When you are looking for boots, try on lots of models from
different manufacturers to find one whose lasts best approximate your own
Trae Scott answers:
Is the lacing problem due to not being able to pull hard enough on them in
the first place?
Is it the way you tie the knot?
Do you find the laces loosen after riding for a while?
I'd need a bit more info to know if it's a starting out issue or loosening
after riding for a while.
i don't know much about the DC women specific boots.
This is my second season with Burton boots.
Last year i was in the Sables, this year the Rulers.
Send me more info and i may be able to help you out, ok?
As far as the problem of getting them tight enough, I always seem to fight
Have you started tightening them all the way down on top of your foot and
then working upward? The quick lazy easy way, just pulling tight above the
ankle doesn't work as well. Get the liner laces tight too.
Have you tried one of those tightener hooks like hockey players use?
How about a double knot once you get them laced up tight?
Also, experienced riders have told me they re-tighten their boots
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