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- February 12, 2008 at 12:24 am #569735
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?
Much abligedFebruary 12, 2008 at 1:52 am #603409BGnightParticipant
I have a pair of malamutes. They’re gathering dust under my bed. Hated ’em. Get some Northwaves.February 12, 2008 at 9:01 am #603410GunnarParticipant
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!
/GunnarFebruary 12, 2008 at 5:37 pm #603411jlagParticipant
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.
JLFebruary 13, 2008 at 1:35 am #603412stomppowParticipant
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.February 13, 2008 at 8:17 pm #603413
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.February 14, 2008 at 1:21 am #603414
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.February 15, 2008 at 1:33 am #603415ryonParticipant
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?February 15, 2008 at 4:11 am #603416stomppowParticipant
really? maybe I don’t have the packing out problem because I use those molded and firm insolesFebruary 19, 2008 at 2:40 am #603417
Refried could you elaborate on what you mean? And stomppow, what insoles are those, the Therma something?February 19, 2008 at 6:29 am #603418
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?pfid=1440&deptid=1188February 19, 2008 at 7:41 am #603419jackParticipant
for the record, malimutes are the only boots i have ever owned that don’t get loose on me….February 19, 2008 at 4:02 pm #603420EcobradParticipant
for the record, malimutes are the only boots i have ever owned that don’t get loose on me….
Me too.February 19, 2008 at 4:12 pm #603421
I wouldn’t have a problem if I changed the laces, they’re shredded. I just like the added stiffness the strap adds.February 21, 2008 at 10:01 pm #603422ale_caponeParticipant
I thought this was a dog thread. I was going to say my mali never leaves the yard, even when teh gate is open.. well excersized sled dogs don’t feel the urge to roam.
Two points on topic…
tongues sliding to the side?? Was having that problem and had my girl sew some velcro into the liners to help hold things in place.
loosining… I sperate the top and bottom into two zones(one lace with a half hitch at the knot zone.. Keep the bottom loose and slip on, and permanatly knotted in that position. Then I tighten the tops and don’t have a problem with the tightness transitioning to the bottom. Waxed hockey laces are also very good at not strecthing, and stay alot driers too.
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