hit the store and try both boots and others and see what feels best. if that is not possible then mybe consider getting the color that fits you and your board best after hearing a few more reviews/opinions ronix definately has a good name
...now if you don't mind i'm gona run with this slight tangent on closed toe...
ROBOT (and to anyone else)
for the sake of "toe slamming" in closed toe boots I would say IMO that ronix has the most padding in the toe area from the boots i tried at the last boat expo. i went to the expo SPECIFICALLY with this in mind, checking all the boots for padding in the toe box. i tried Ronix, LF, Hyperlite/ Byerly, CWB, Company, and recently i tried Gator. i can't speak for other companies, and again this is my opinion by feel in a store setting. Ronix is the best for preventing toe smashing in this year's line-up of closed toe boots
however, slingshot's original 2007 drivers have the most interior padding i have yet to see of any boot by far! the boots naturally look bigger though due to this
As of RECENTLY however, i am going to start recomending to those concerned with toe smashing (like me and you) is to buy a size or two too big and then buy some neoprene booties to take up the space, essentially adding more cush all the way arround. a buddy of mine did this with his boots and it is AMAZING!!! adds additional warmth too for these past cold early spring days for my sensitive feet. this is something that could possibly be considered when buying open toe too if you hit that cold water, adding some of those closed toe benefits to an open toe. another benefit is that on falls the neoprene booties make comming out of the boots more friendly IMO
Last edited by wakerider111; 05-16-2010 at 3:49 PM.