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|Product Name||Sale Price||Merchant Name|
|ThirtyTwo Prime Snowboard Boot - Men's||$329.99||Dogfunk.com|
|ThirtyTwo Prime Snowboard Boot - Men's||$329.99||Backcountry.com|
dont buy me
im an experienced rider of over fifteen years, i started ridding in a pair of sorrels back in Vermont. i moved out west and improved my gear. the problem with these boots are two things, there plastic toe cover that laces up and there tongue. no matter how hard you try you cant tighten up the front of the boot, and snow gets stuck in between the boot and the plastic part. the tongue is to short, so after taking a few runs the laces slip up onto your shin loosening the whole boot and are very uncomfortable. i lied there is a third problem whoever these were designed for was anorexic the Velcro that connects the inner liner to the inner tongue was made for a twelve year old girls calf. the worst part of it all is 32 customer support i wrote them four times with no response. this was my third pair of boots from 32 and will be my last. Its unfortunate that snowboarding companies have kind of slacked in the last ten years so hard the only new idea they have had is the boa, wish they could pull it together for us better.
These are the best boots money can buy. they are prime.
I have a size 12 foot. After years and years of riding small width Burton boots with no room for high arch feet or wider than normal feet, I found the Prime Boot is THE ANSWER to my wide Feet. I am not a Triple EEE but an E not quite a Double EE in width. The Toe Box is roomy so my feet stay warmer now cause I'm not cutting of circulation. No more sore feet either in the arch because this boot doesn't push down on the top of my foot. The Boots are Stiff and great for my kind of riding. (Freeride/BigMountain/Powder) Another plus with ThirtyTwo Boots is the simplicity of the good ol' lacing like a shoe. It allows me the ability to adjust the fit exactly how I want it. I have had those speed lacing systems and I don't really care for them because they do break (if your a hard charger) and you might as well chuck them than to get some shoe cobbler to look at them and scratch his head and go huh? The Inner liner is warm and laces up nicely with a pull-cord-lock, small string lacing and strong velcro sides to keep the tongue from moving around on you during the day. SIDE NOTE: I tried on a pair of Solomon Boots called the Synapse Wide (Specifically deemed a wide snowboard boot.) If you have those Triple EEE Fred Flintstone Feet you should go with these Boots they are SUPER wide and beefy and bulky and heavier. BUT... they also have all that extra crap for tightening your strings like the BOA or Speed Lace Systems. They also don't fit into Burton Large Bindings (I had C60's but went to Union Bindings which are wider and Stiffer) Burton just doesn't make much stuff to fit people outside of normal sizes.