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 Post subject: Anybody else have problems with Malamutes becoming loose?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2008 5:24 pm 
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Seems like I can only get 5 hard turns in before the uppers on my Malamutes loosen up.

Pulling up on the cord cinches it back down and does the trick, but alas only for 5 turns. Is there some locking mechanism I'm not aware of on the lace clickers on the front of the boot?

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2008 6:52 pm 
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I have a pair of malamutes. They're gathering dust under my bed. Hated 'em. Get some Northwaves.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 2:01 am 
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Isnt Northwaves more narrow?
Only problem on mu Malamutes is the plastic lacing hooks. One have the tip broken off, but can still be used. Great boots with lot of toe room!

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 10:37 am 
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I have the same problem, but more due to the velcro heel/ankle strap inside. It's not set up to stretch very far, so after 1 year of use it doesn't have velcro low enough to be tight. Also i've broken the the little plastic lace tightner twice now. I sent it back last year and they fixed it no problem. It broke again about a month ago, i just make it work.

Overall i love these boots, very light and good all around split boot. I just have gotten used to riding them a bit loose.

When i win the lotto it's DC Allegiance all the way.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 6:35 pm 
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I love the malamutes, they started out a little stiff, but now they're nice an' flexy without just collapsing like a lot of soft boots

with mine, I just have a problem with the velcro wearing out. They didn't pack out too much, they fit great for me, but the velcro completely wore out on the ankle strap from top to bottom so I have to tuck them into the liner for them to stay, but now it's at the point where I just don't use them anymore, and the boots still work fine, just a little softer.

Also, the plastic clip to tuck the laces onto the side of the boot broke on one of them. Not that hard to superglue, but it's annoying to have to be delicate with it now.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2008 1:17 pm 
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I just have a problem with the upper part of the boot loosening up. Maybe I'll take them into the gear shop I bought them in.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2008 6:21 pm 
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I solved the loosening problem by using a 3/4" camstrap around the upper part of the boot, This keeps the tongue from sliding to the side, Keeps the laces tight all day, and makes the boot very stiff.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 6:33 pm 
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I like the Malamute but they pack out quickly, I think. How many days or years in the BC do most get from a set? I get new malamutes, yearly, and they are squish in two months. 60 ish days. Are the driver X's any better?

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 9:11 pm 
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really? maybe I don't have the packing out problem because I use those molded and firm insoles

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 7:40 pm 
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Refried could you elaborate on what you mean? And stomppow, what insoles are those, the Therma something?


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 11:29 pm 
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scm007 wrote:
Refried could you elaborate on what you mean?

I pulled a strap from my rafting gear and wrap it around my boot between the top and middle lace hook, It keeps everyyhing tight all day.
http://www.nrsweb.com/shop/product.asp? ... eptid=1188


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 12:41 am 
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for the record, malimutes are the only boots i have ever owned that don't get loose on me....

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 9:02 am 
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jack wrote:
for the record, malimutes are the only boots i have ever owned that don't get loose on me....


Me too.


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