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Snowboarding Question? Boots too small?

post #1 of 8
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So I'm finding that being that this is my 2nd year in.. I have dealt with a small bruised toenail last year and this year.. I am 5'5"1/2 and about 120 lbs and normally wear a size 9 or 9.5 in a show and my Burton boots now are a 9. My toes feel a bit scrunched and not much room in there.. do I need a wider boot? Bigger boot? My first boots I bought were 9.5 and were DC but they were too big.. I plan on hitting up a local shop this weekend if I can anyways because I have to drop my board off to get waxed since the season is done.. but just checking to see if anyone else ever had this problem and what you did?

 

I found a similar thread but it was for skiiers and it didn't really seem like it applied to my issue.. :/ 

post #2 of 8

If it is just a little toe crunching, a shop might be able to "blow out" the boot to give you some more room.

post #3 of 8
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Thanks! I will try that and see what they think.. if not, guess I can try on some new boots even those the ones I have are only 1.5 seasons old lol.. I don't know if they need to really be broken in because walking in them is fine.. But when i ride I can feel my toes crunching up more when I'm on my toe edge and hurting and by end of season it's bruised.. Guess it's good I get pedicures :p

post #4 of 8
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So they blew out the boots today and if I stand flat in them the very edge of my toes hit the edge of the front of my boots. What happens is when I ride, my toes get crunched up in the boot.. so we will see if next year fares well.. 

 

Board is in the shop getting waxed and tuned up for next season.. :) 

post #5 of 8

I think the toes gently touching is ok, when you are riding the pressure should be a bit different. Depending on the model boots you have, it can take a while to mold to your foot. I think going to the shop was a good idea. How many days have you ridden in them?

post #6 of 8
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Originally Posted by One21Fifteen View Post
 

I think the toes gently touching is ok, when you are riding the pressure should be a bit different. Depending on the model boots you have, it can take a while to mold to your foot. I think going to the shop was a good idea. How many days have you ridden in them?

 

They're Burton boots and when I stand flat yeah they touch but when I am carving the mountain my other toes get scrunched up. He mentioned after blowing them out that the Burton one's are pretty set and don't mold or change much even if we blow them out. He said Flow has a good set of boots that had a wider toe frame or whatever he said but would be roomier. But definitely going to a 9.5 in women's boots (I range from 9 to 9.5 in sneakers) would not be the way to go, or I could try different bindings too that could help. 

 

As far as days I've been in those boots? I bought them February 2015 and rode 6 times in them last year and this year 6 times this year as well. 

post #7 of 8

I recommend waiting until day 20 and then seeing how they feel.

post #8 of 8
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Thanks @One21Fifteen I will try that and see how things go next season. Hopefully more time on the mountain :p But, I heard that Flow boots have more toe box space.. Do you know? Curious.. Not sure but I found some Flow's I want.. LOL IF I were to change over.. 

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