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Nike Snowboarding Zoom Force 1 Snowboard Boot - Men's - 2011 BCS
Stompin' on the mountain can be rough on the 'ol dogs... treat them like royalty with the supportive and comfortable Nike Snowboarding Zoom Force 1 Snowboard Boot.
- Full-length phylon midsole with embedded Zoom Air provides big-hit cushioning and support
- Outlast temperature-controlled liner and foot bed with insulation for cold-weather comfort
- Heat-moldable liner for enhanced fit, support, and response
- Low-profile Air Force 1 tread pattern offers sure footing
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January 5, 2012
I saw several reviews suggesting purchasing your existing street shoe size or sizing up. I tried this and they were too big. My suggestion is 1/2 size smaller than street shoe. It's typical to have one foot bigger than the other. The bigger foot toe will most likely push up into the front. As long as it pulls away a bit when you lean forward it's ok.
Also using a good footbed with high arch can help pull the toe back just a hair.
The ankle hold does seem good with these as indicated by some other reviews. I have very narrow ankles and these are as good as others I've tried. These have a nice inner ankle harness.
The lacing on the inner ankle harness is a little weird. They are laced through this small plastic piece. First get all the slack out of the laces around the ankle. However, the hold is good and feels snug without placing strain on the ankle. I've used the Nitro TLS system with ankle harness and
Then, To tighten you grab the ends of the lace that are sticking out loose, and pull them down and at an angle. This will tighten the plastic piece down to the ankle.
The other laces are like regular traditional laces. First tighten up the lowers. Again pull at an angle and the plastic lace lock will tighten against the lowers. I've read about people removing those if you want.
Tighten like traditional laces. This is a good video with tip on how lace boots to help them from coming loose http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbuCotDuRLM
I had hard time getting laces tight, both on the inner and outer. My hands would slip on the lace. But that is just me, I was never good at traditional laces.
One other thing, the footbed that comes with the Nike is the best I've ever seen in a stock boot. It isn't just a sock liner like most junk. It has some shape and structure. That being said, I always use superfeet or a custom orthotic.
I'm not sure yet if I'll size down and try them.
July 15, 2011
Had all kinds of boots over the years. I've had the highest end burton boots, thirty two's, Northwaves and the list goes on. These boots are amazing. Make sure to get the correct fit by trying them on in a shop before hand. I try and go a full size below my sneaker size because they will pack out. They are heavier than the Kaiju's but the added bulk mean it's stiffer and the ankle brace is built into the liner which are awesome for flat or washed out landings that can sometimes be unavoidable. Pretty much the best boot I've ever owned and i ride over 100 day a year. Try them out you won't be disappointed.