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What is your favorite brand of boots?

post #1 of 59
Thread Starter 
What is your favorite brand of boots? Why?
post #2 of 59
Thread Starter 
I like my two pair of Salomons that I have because they fit my feet! Atomics, Dalbellos, and Rossignol seem to fit OK too. Lange, Nordicas, and Technicas do not fit me at all! Lange Boots seem like a metal pole go across my shin.

What do you like?

(I'm in a poll mode today!)
post #3 of 59
Salomon fit my feet and they are pretty colors.

post #4 of 59
Raichle Flexons. Period. Till the new Dalbello Krypton enterss the market .
post #5 of 59
Thread Starter 
[quote]Originally posted by Phil Pugliese:
Raichle Flexons. QUOTE]

I am so sorry that I forgot Raichle's : - they were actually my first pair of boots when I learned (ok not really) to ski in high school on straight skis! I liked them - but back then I didn't know anything
post #6 of 59
Raichle can be cast as Kneissl for this season, anyway.
That is how I cast my vote. [img]smile.gif[/img]
post #7 of 59
The biggest, fattest, widest pair that I can find. Right now it is Soloman.
post #8 of 59
Crispi, Scarpa's don't fit my feet.
post #9 of 59
this poll is silly.

a person with long narrow feet will like a totally different boot than one who has a "caveman" foot that's short, fat, and high-instep.

it doesn't matter what Joe Blow's favorite boot is, nor does it matter what Daron Rahlves or Bode Miller prefers. The best boot is the one that fits YOU properly.

who cares what others like? I don't. most definitely DO NOT.
post #10 of 59
The ones that attach me feet to my skis with the least amount of pain.
post #11 of 59
Quote:
Originally posted by gonzostrike:
this poll is silly.

a person with long narrow feet will like a totally different boot than one who has a "caveman" foot that's short, fat, and high-instep.

it doesn't matter what Joe Blow's favorite boot is, nor does it matter what Daron Rahlves or Bode Miller prefers. The best boot is the one that fits YOU properly.

who cares what others like? I don't. most definitely DO NOT.
Do you ever post anything that does not criticize something or someone?

[img]tongue.gif[/img]

[ February 16, 2004, 11:31 AM: Message edited by: Scalce ]
post #12 of 59
Scalce said of Gonz
Quote:
Do you ever post anything that does not criticize something or someone?
I know, he just called me a cave man.
post #13 of 59
Scalce,

In a world of people who DO NOT try to continually educate themselves, who COAST through life without thinking, I serve as the gadfly who reminds all of the sheer idiocy of posting before thinking.

As to Pierre's hooves, we always knew he was a minotaur!

[img]graemlins/evilgrin.gif[/img]
post #14 of 59
I really like my Strolz boots. Very little choice in color: black or red, but there are two stiffness choices in the outer boot and the two width choices in each size. Strolz are custom fit so a cave man or an anorexic fashion model can both smile when they boot on 'their' boots.
post #15 of 59
Quote:
Originally posted by gonzostrike:
Scalce,

In a world of people who DO NOT try to continually educate themselves, who COAST through life without thinking, I serve as the gadfly who reminds all of the sheer idiocy of posting before thinking.

As to Pierre's hooves, we always knew he was a minotaur!

[img]graemlins/evilgrin.gif[/img]
You definatley stir the pot well.



But if people all thought before posting this would be a very boring forum.

As it is people are trying to post topics just to get some interest going.
post #16 of 59
While most people consider Tony Lama pretty much the "in" boot, anyone who has spent any serious time out west understands that there are a cadre of independent custom boot makers who really create a better, more comfortable product.

[img]tongue.gif[/img]

[ February 16, 2004, 12:26 PM: Message edited by: ssh ]
post #17 of 59
Steve sees the forest, despite all those pesky trees that are in the field of view.

[img]graemlins/evilgrin.gif[/img]
post #18 of 59
Quote:
Originally posted by gonzostrike:

who cares what others like? I don't. most definitely DO NOT.
WOW thanks for clarifying that. I for one had been under the delusion that you worked hard at getting along with others.
post #19 of 59
Quote:
Originally posted by L7:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by gonzostrike:

who cares what others like? I don't. most definitely DO NOT.
WOW thanks for clarifying that. I for one had been under the delusion that you worked hard at getting along with others.</font>[/quote]Good one

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post #20 of 59
Jeez guys, I say Gonzostrike is back to form.
He was a bit more cuddly for a while.
But my guess is he was reinvigorated by
Utah and JH.
post #21 of 59
Sorry but I am with gonz on this one. [img]tongue.gif[/img]

With all due respect, what is the point of this poll? My guess is that everyone's favorite brand of boots is probably the brand (and model) that fits their feet best.
post #22 of 59
Unless they want a popular boot. Or, in Gonz's case, an unpopular boot. [img]tongue.gif[/img]

Or, one that looks cool. I love the Beast for looks. That's what I should say is my favorite.

Or, my old Scott SuperHots! That's it!!!!!!!
post #23 of 59
Caveman feet? Is that why my exwife calls me a Neandethal? [img]graemlins/evilgrin.gif[/img]

[ February 16, 2004, 02:41 PM: Message edited by: Utah49 ]
post #24 of 59
Quote:
Originally posted by Utah49:
Caveman feet? Is that why my exwife calls me a Neandethal? [img]graemlins/evilgrin.gif[/img]
Either that or your hairy back... [img]graemlins/evilgrin.gif[/img]
post #25 of 59
My Nodica Dobermans are the only boot I've ever had that my heel doesn't move in. [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]
My Nordica rondennay boots are the best thing that's happened to my skiing in a long time. I never lock the hinge and have had to learn to use my muscles to stay over the skis.
post #26 of 59
Speaking of "Randonee" boots, Garmont has a nice boot in the "G-Ride". I think a lot of people would be pleased with these as an alpine boot, even if they do not go ski touring. The "G-Fit" liner is especially nice fitting. You get the added advantage of a boot that's good for walking in. For those who are not familiar with it, the G-Ride is a 4 buckle alpine touring boot w/ shaft canting, a full moldable liner, a vibram type sole, an unlocking walking hinge and so on.I'd be curious to know what others think about this type of boot gradually supplanting conventional ski boots.
post #27 of 59
Quote:
Originally posted by TomB:
Sorry but I am with gonz on this one. [img]tongue.gif[/img]

With all due respect, what is the point of this poll? My guess is that everyone's favorite brand of boots is probably the brand (and model) that fits their feet best.
This post may help someone who is looking for boots and has a large foot but doesn't know what brands have a roomy fit.

I find it interesting to see what people ski on and for what specific reasons.

If you find the post useless, silly, or stupid, then don't post.
post #28 of 59
Quote:
Originally posted by Brokedown Palace:
The biggest, fattest, widest pair that I can find. Right now it is Soloman.
You and I have to ski together, BP. You turn left while I turn right...

The smallest, thinnest, narrowest pair that I can find. Right now it is a Tecnica XT17 25.5!

'Course, we're all the same...
post #29 of 59
I wear Salomons because I have a classic foot shape but tried on some Lange freeride boots up at Sugarbush.

Man they are a tight fit but I bet I would rip in them once my feet got some feeling back.
post #30 of 59
I LOVE THE LOOK OF THE BEAST!!!

WHAT AN AWESOME LOOKING BOOT!!!!

I WANT THEM I WANT THEM I WANT THEM!!!

GREAT buckles too (easy to close), outlast liner for warmth, flex adjust, booster strap built in, great features yadda yadda yadda.

But the Salomon XWaves fit my foot better!! So I bought those instead!

OF COURSE...when trying boots you have to go for fit. Fit is IT.
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