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Old 04-13-2017, 03:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I picked up some Nike Vapens cheap to try sledding in. Anyone ever try Vapens? Anyone else ride in snowboard boots?

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Yeah I do some snowmobile boots are just rebranded board boots. They give good ankle support safer if you wreck
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I picked up some Nike Vapens cheap to try sledding in. Anyone ever try Vapens? Anyone else ride in snowboard boots?

My old Sorel Snowbears are finally wore out.
X2: just be careful of the lace hooks, they can scratch the shit out of your tunnel if your riding aggressively

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X2: just be careful of the lace hooks, they can scratch the shit out of your tunnel if your riding aggressively

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You must not be wearing snow pants or bibs to cover your boots.
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Yeah i have been doing that for a few years now, last seasons snowboarding boots usually are heavily discounted so i make a good deal on a pair. They last me anywhere from 2-4 years a pair as they are usually not as rugged on the outside as the snowmobile boots tend to be(no heavy duty rubberr coatings on the ones i have found so far). And i find they give good ankle support and protection for riding as well as being nice and warm.
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I've been using snowboard boots for the last 2 seasons. Found a pair that had a little more flex for walking in. Sapient brand, and on sake since they were model from the year before. Working good for me. I like the extra ankle support (wore Sorels prior for all my sledding career 40 years). Very warm and no issues with damp feet due to sweat when warmer temps.
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Sorel Snow bears are the almost knee high boots that have no ankle support and a flat sole. I have a feeling I will like these. I've seen some fellas with these so beat up they look like tennis shoes.
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No, but I rode once while wearing snowshoes, that was fun.
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I wear Redwing insulated logger boots and never found a boot more comfortable. My feet never get cold, never get wet, and best of all they are not bulky and provide good ankle support. I have never understood why snowmobile riding boots are so bulky. I would rather wear sneakers on a sled before I would wear snowboard boots!
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