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Boots n' Buckles

Jully

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Yeah, OCD. You probably start twitching if you haven't rotated your tires in 5k miles.

I'm fucking busy All.the.Time. When I am not - I have a choice of how to spend my "free" time - and one thing I NEVER do is go back to my boots and buckle them up after drying (I think buckling up right after skiing doesn't help dry them, so I leave loose). Anal retentive people care. I bet if they were busier and they didn't go back and buckle boots they wouldn't even notice - they'd be grateful the stars aligned to allow them to ski! I got 300 days on my 5-6 yr old boots last time - longevity not an issue :)

Eh, I'm generally not that way (couldn't tell you when my last tire rotation was) and I'm not particularly anal. I'm not exactly drowning in free time either, but I just buckle my boots back up before leaving the mountain for the day. Never had an issue with drying before.

Longevity of a pair of boots certainly has some variability and randomness to it, but getting 300 days out of a pair of boots that aren't buckled during the offseason clearly indicates that buckling isn't critical for boot lifespan, but no one was ever suggesting that (I think).
 

Siliconebobsquarepants

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I boot up in the car and leave my shoes on the dash in the sun . On the way up I leave them on the floor by the heater unbuckled from my last trip they seem easier to get in if I leave them open . I buckle them off season on the lowest tension buckle only take the liners out if skiing consecutive days . Can't say enough about Dalbello plastic quality hiked a lot of Trail miles in them and they held up .
 

mister moose

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I got 300 days on my 5-6 yr old boots last time - longevity not an issue :)

Agree. I have at least double that on my current pair with replacement liners. I've probably lost a few digits on the flex rating at this point, but I can live with that. 2 pairs ago I took to them to failure on the upper buckle plastic tongue.

Good quality shells can last a long time. Whether you buckle them during storage or not.
 

samorman222

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I have some Boots I used them in Hiking and these boots have buckled at the top and these boots are so comfortable and durable they keep my feet warm in the cold winter, I have cross strap boots and I have got these beautiful boots from a brand called Lethato and they make classic and durable boots that can wear on any outfit and I have 2 or 3 pairs of Leather Boots, I can even use them in hiking or for walking on the snow and my wife really love these boots.
 

darent

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hard to believe that their are people that don't have the free time to buckle a boot or rotate a tire, maybe even wax the top of your skis!!
 

asnowmobiler

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I always start with the Booster Strap so I can get the top buckle started with my fat calfs, then the second from the top to pull my foot back into the pocket along with a few bangs on the floor with the heal to help set it and then the bottom two in no particular order. Once I flex them a little or take a run, I go back and adjust if needed.
 

granite

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I tie my shoes when I wear them also.Brainfart on me.

Do you untie them when you take them off, or just pull-yank-use the other foot to pry them off-leave them tied until you put them on again?
 
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