Andreas Bruch

Andreas Bruch

Andreas Bruch

Andreas Bruch wrote a review of on January 12, 2009

4 5

My nine-year-old is riding these for the first time this season - they're exceptionally solid, very no-frills boots. Sizing runs true - if your little guy wears a 1.5, buy the size 2. The boa system is extremely easy for youngsters to use, and it was VERY nice to not have to deal with lacing boots each morning. Subtle graphics let the world know he's ready to throw it down.

Only knock is that there was ZERO documentation in the box with the boots - how/where the sizing shims are is therefore a bit of a mystery. I'm sure it's easy to figure out, but minimal documentation would be a nice gesture on a $100 kid's boot.

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Andreas Bruch

Andreas Bruch wrote a review of on January 12, 2009

5 5

My nine-year-old is riding these for the first time this year, and they're excellent bindings - from the mounting system to on-mountain use. I was stunned to find that the highbacks can be adjusted independently of the binding, allowing you to square them with the edge of the board - makes proper riding much easier, and this wasn't a commonly available bit of tech a few years ago. The toe strap is Burton's excellent "cap strap" - no downward binding pressure on little toes. Very high-quality strap mechanisms. Sizing - my son's in size-two boots, and I had to go to the smallest adjustments to make the bindings work. No biggie, but if you're smaller than a size two these aren't going to work for you.

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Andreas Bruch

Andreas Bruch wrote a review of on January 2, 2009

4 5

A great update of what's gotta be one of the original snow-clogs in the business. The higher back heel is great, as is the slip-on pull-loop, which actually works on this shoe. Buy it a half-size larger than your usual - feet will not swim around, and you'll find them MUCH easier to pull on. And you can actually dress them up, at least a bit (for a snowclog).

All in all, highly recommended - I worry slightly about the long-term durability of the pull-loop, but otherwise expect that I'll have these for a long, long time.

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