you gotta wodner how many people that will end up buying spks actually fit in to them, and how many people are just jumping on the bandwagon. salomon is usally a good fit for me so im excited for the kaos boots.
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I returned them after about 2 runs, i know i am supposed to wait to break them in and what not but they are just incredibly too stiff for my enjoyement. I tend to lock me heels super far forward when i do just about everything and it realy just didn't let me do that making it very hard to spin and to ride switch. whatev though just my prefferance.
thats a really really bad idea to go up sizes like that, your foot is going to move around and your risking serious injury.... and I have had good and bad feedback about spk's, seems a lot of people are buying them despite fit which is a big issue
i like mine, I had to put some shit under the insoles to add padding and tighten up the fit, but once I did that they're mint. I like having a wider boot cuz you can always modify them cheaply and quickly to fit narrower but punching boots out is a much bigger production.
i have a size 13 foot and they are extremely wide and flat. i got a 29 spk which is a 11.5 for salomon mondo point and they fit perfectly. they are an amazing boot. not too stiff but not too soft either.
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They have three models, two flexes. 85 and 95. The Kreation is the blue one with 85 flex, Kaos is this years one basically with 95 flex and the pro model is the one that has the leather wrap and also 95 flex. They all come with different liners and different cushionings.
I really like mine. I have pretty wide feet and they fit me perfectly. The overall fit is different than traditional boots, which took a bit of getting used to, but for me I don't think I could go back!
Like everyone said though, make sure they actually fit your foot.
For god sakes people, stop jumping on the bandwagon on these things,
you talk about snowboarders being trendy. If you want a high end
freestyle boot there are a lot of good options, all of which will be
sick if you get them fitted. You dont buy a boot because its
cool, you buy a boot that fits your foot. Shit a pair of X-Wave 8s that
fit your foot will be better than a pair of SPK's 2 sizes too big. Go
to a shop, and tell them you want a freestyle boot. If its a legit shop
they will fit you for any number of good boots and find the one thats
right for you. After some debate and a bit of encouragement (thanks
nomensteven) thats what I did. I found that the SPK fit me well with my wider foot, better than the other boots i tried on.
On that note, if they fit your foot and you tried them on and such, they are a sick boot and by all means go for it, but you will be better off with something less fancy should the SPK not fit you well.
Noobs rock, assholes dont.
i tried em on and they were a little too loose on me. but i have narrow feet. i got the nordica superchargers and i love em. the tongue is a little stiff and gives me shin bang if i really abuse my self.
You only need two tools in life. Duct tape when something moves and shouldn't and WD40 when something doesn't move and should.
my friend has em and loves them. but check out the foil boots too. i have em and theyre super comfy. dont buy online. go to a store, get sized for the best boot for your foot shape. then once you know what your getting buy em online if theyre cheaper.
you are the biggest retard in skiing, i hope you enjoy your nub status you will never improve. Size down and your toe wont bang. and the reason you never got shin bang is because you suck.
oh and for the boots they are amazing, wide toe box so if you have a narrow foot i would look into somthing else. but the width is nice for balance on rails, next years have a toe pad in the front and are stiffer.
thats a big kick in the balls to the shop that spent its time to help you find the right boot. for exactly that reason, my shop is charging a sitting fee next year if you end up not buying boots from us. if you do, the fee gets knocked off the cost of the boots so it ends up even. sucks that we have to do that, but way too many people come into the shop expecting free advice and then buying online. you dont get the personal service online that you do from a real shop.
i hate mine, i broke them in a month and they make your feet cramp, but it is pretty much a personal opinion when i comes to boots, they have gotten better after breakin but still the FOIL boot would have been better.
I completely agree. You should not use a shop for sizing and then order online. The personalized service is part of the price. You will never get the same experience online as you will from a good shop. If everyone starts to do this, there won't be any good shops left to help you get the right boots!!
what happens for the kids who are trying on boots that say other shops dont carry? i know some shops may carry one boot but another shop may not.
comparing boots may go outside the shops boundarys, then again if your tight with the shop you shouldnt have a problem. right? besidesssss my ski shop owes me mad cash. ive basically spent half my life savings in that shop. even got offered a job.
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yeh i definitly would. i used to wear 27.5 and got 26.5. now this could be because i never had the right size boots to begin with, or they packed out. i almost wish i got 25.5 even, but anyways try these fuckers on in a store make sure you know what ur buying. as it could lead to the comfort or pain for ur next season