I purchased a pair of Speed Machine 14's this year. I have a few issues with the boots. I am coming off af a pair of Grand Prix's that I love but are shot. I have an issue with the buckle system on the speed machines, the second buckle on both boots will pop off as I flex the boot unless it is set extremely tight which adds to the pain and hot spot on my outer foot. I have been having an issue with boot fitment with the right boot and have had to have it punched once as it is very tight on my little toe side. Do the supercharger blowers have a better buckle system? They appear to be like the Doberman. I may look at the supercharger if I can't get these speedmachines to fit and though they flex nice, they are a bit soft. I hate to buy new boots for the time it takes to get them right. I am a coach and spend a lot of time standing. Does anyone have a comparison between the speed machine 14's and the blowers?
Also, is there any where I can buy new buckles/rivits and the rubber heel pads for my old (2004 lime & dark green) Grand Prix boots? The buckles will not adjust anymore (they are frozen). I would like to replace and use as my coaching boots if possible.
Thanks for any help.