Burton's Hail Snowboard Boots give you a natural feel and tons of slop-free agility in the park.
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All Around Great Boot
Have had these boots for four seasons. Took a little to break them in, but they're outstanding, from everywhere between the park and the backcountry these boots have performed well and kept my feet warm. And the flex is perfect! Going to be hard finding a replacement for this boot this season. The Burton Hail has set I high standard.
are the hails a wide or narrow boot
are the hails a wide or narrow boot
They are a mid fit boot, neither wide nor narrow. However the toe box is wider than most styles.
Step and Stomp!
Awesome boots. I got these 2 months before my first trip of the season. I wore them a few times (maybe 3 or 4) around the house to get my feet used to them, but they actually fit great the first time I tried them on! When I got to the mountain and strapped in, they definitely performed! Held tight to my feet, didn't hurt at any point, and stayed warm all day and night. Get 'em while they're hot!
Very comfy but...
These boots felt amazing on my feet. Unfortunately I felt they did not fit tight enough. I recommend going down a full size over your shoe size. I went down just a half size and could tell i would be screwed after they packed out. I ended up returning them. I also decided to go with boots that have the speed lace feature. I have had it before and after being use to it I felt it was hard to lace conventional boots up as tight as I can get the boots with speed lace. Pretty much just get ions if you can.
I have a pair of Hail boots and have been...
I have a pair of Hail boots and have been wearing them for 3 months and they are starting to loosen up a bit and I am getting some heal lift. When I bought the boots there were some small "boomerang" pads that can be placed into the boot to help prevent heal lift. Excatly where do they go in the boot and how do they stay there
Take out the inner boot and there will be velcro strips on the sides where they go... yes, they stay there and I had the same problem as you did, my heel was lifting a bit as well without them. After putting them in, I'm getting much more control.
kick ass boots
These boots are sick!! soooo comfy, I love 'em already. They are super light. Have a gel pack for hard landings. The inner shell is amazing! it actually staps into the boot. I don't know what the one dude is talking about with no flex. You can totally control the flex on these boots because you can tighten the outer shell all the way down or have it lace a little loose for tons more flex with a snug fit. I got the green and they are the heat! I'm not much of a rail guy but punting huge methods off of kickers is no problem with these bad mamajamas. get your regular shoe size. soooo stokedddddddddd
I got the hails from last year and they...
I got the hails from last year and they hurt the side of my leg right above the ankle. Do I need a softer more flexible boot?
A softer flex boot would probably help, but first you should experiment w/ different binding stances. Mess around w/ your stance angles to see if that alleviates the pain or not. I'd bet that your stance is partly the cause of (and solution to) that pain in your lower leg.
All Hail the Hail
This is the second round with the Burton hail and I have to say I am very pleased with the end result. Like Jimmy I find that the boot is on the tighter side, to compensate that I don't tighten the foot part of the laces at all (ridiculously loose) and then tighten the shin part. I am a traditionalist so I like the old school lacing system. The inner lacing system is a lot better than the previous years boot. The boot is light, durable, warm, and my feet for the most part stay dry. The only drawback I experienced was that you have to break them in before they start to feel comfortable. I walk aroung my apartment to break them in before hitting the mounds of ice here on the east coast. Overall: I love this boot...would I marry it if I could? Yes when I am looking to settle down.
But would still buy them
Bought these and used them for the 1st time fornight ago, 7days Mt Perisher. My feet must be different as I found these to really press on the tops of the foot, once I worked out how to lace them so this didn't happen they were sweet, had a bit of toe rub for the first day but a thinner sock fixed that. The inner lacing system is excellent and provides great support, and with that comes confidence on the slope. The only other criticism (and possibly my fault) was I got some wicked blisters on inside heel, assisted by the little boomerang inserts, once I removed the inside ones they were great. For me either I'm lacing too tight or they need another season to wear in. Pro's, they're light weight, super warm and stay DRY!!! which is a winner in my book. I think I'm happy to deal with a bit of wear in as overall they a top boot. And they look great!!!
Most comfortable boots ever!
I've worn many boots in my 8yrs of snowboarding, and these are so far the most comfortable. The outlast liner combined with the phase socks gives complete dryness at the end of the day. Only down side to the boot is if you want to remove the inner liner, you have to undo the liner laces first as these are fixed to the boots. But this isn't a bad thing - being fixed to the boot means reduced heel lift.
Burton makes such a comfortable boot. I don't quite get the velcro strap in the front though. Can probably do without it, but the boot rocks. I've always been told you have to suffer a few days breaking in a new pair of boots, but definitely not these. Love them. Comfortable from day 1.
Burton - Hail Awesome Boots
These boots are awesome. I am new to the sport but can say these boots are just what I needed. The fit was good and the warmth incredible. From ankle support to fit to warmth all around an awesome boot.
excellent boots. took em up to whistler during christmas and they were fantastic through all the rough runs and moguls. great control, very warm, very comfy. just don't tie them too tight. took me a day or so to break em in but after that they were fantastic. not sure wat everyone says about how flexible they are though...don't be mistaken, these are FREERIDE boots, which means they are pretty stiff. sure they flex, but by NO MEANS are the freestyle flexible boots. if u buy these, u better my some med-strong stiff bindings (i got burton c60's) otherwise your jus settin urself back. once again, these are not for the park or any freestyle, they jus don't flex that much. but other than that, they are FANTASTIC boots, DEFINATELY worth the price tag.
let me know if u got any questions.
Awesome boots...definitely recommended. Kept my feet warm whereas others have not.
Great fit, super comfy
These boots are great. They're very streamlined, so my 10.5s have the bulk of a regular 9.5. They're increadibly comfortable, my feet don't hurt anymore! The lacing system kinda sucks, but the flex and comfort makes up for it.
how will it work with my bindings?
ok, i just ordered my burton setup today, burton clash 155, burton freestyle bindings (large), and burton hail boots (size 12). ive heard lots of good things about them but i want to know how they all will work together, performance wise. thanks!!
all hail the hail
me and buddy ride them, great boots. pros: light as hell, cored out and small(good for big feet), comfy as hell, greatest flex ever(so damn good, great for charging turns and jibbing). cons: took a while wear in(but i did and i love it).
extremely comfortable boots
these are the most comfortable boots I've ever worn ... the cushioning and shock absorbing sole is great, I feel like I'm walking on an air cushion. the only problem is I haven't been able to figure out how to keep the laces and straps from loosening up a little.
Comfort and warmth. Spend the extra cash and your legs/feet will be happy!
I wish I knew if the gear was good.
I ordered the boots as a set to include the board and bindings. Got the board looks good. Got a bag for the board, that looks good too. But no boots or bindings. So I talk to customer service. They say they will fix it. I get the boots two weeks later. They look good. NO BINDINGS!! Halfway through the season can't use my stuff. SO, like the title says, I WISH I KNEW IF MY GEAR WAS GOOD!