Description These snowboard boots nearly read your mind, providing comfort and control before you need it--well-rounded enough to suit any rider's needs.. Waterproof uppers feature easy-gliding lace inserts for a custom fit while still retaining a natural flex and feel. Autofit liners wrap insteps for enhanced support for agressive riders and feature a patented Quicklace(TM) system for increased motion control. EVA midsoles cushion and support feet for all-day riding. Natural rubber outsoles are suited for parks, pipes, or simply walking around.
Summary: I bought my fist pair of Dialogues in 2005 and used them right up to 2010, they were undamaged and still comfortable but getting so soft, I decided to upgrade. I looked hard at Flow and Burton boots - I loved the tying systems on these boots, but FLOW looked a bit weak while Burtons overpriced (Drop your prices on everything Burton) The Salomon Dialogues 2010-2011 model appealed to me, but from the start I was a bit pensive about the tying system - I finally bought them based on my past experience and price. I have used them hard now for 18 days and the tying system has the following problems - the inner liner cord lock system is very small and very weak - from the start I was unable to get it to lock the cord in, the outer shell cord is also very hard to tighten on the lower part of the boot, I think there is too much friction so the lace won't slide through the eyes, I put a ring there so I can give it a pull where needed, I am totally disappointed with the slow tying system - where other boot makers have taken a step forward Salomon has taken a step back.
On the upside, and maybe this is the most important point, comfort and support second to none, once you do get these boots tigthened and laced up properly you don't have to touch them for the rest of the day, on very cold days (Like minus 15 C) my feet did get cold but otherwise once warmed up these boots are cozy. Would I buy these boots again ? - NO unless Salomon improves their tying system, they have lost me as a customer and that is hard for me to say.
Customer Service: No problems, fast and efficient.
Summary: Over the summer, I bought a pair of 2005 Salomon Dialogues to replace the Burton Motos that I picked up last year when I started riding. The difference was astounding. To begin with, the lacing system on the Dialogues is genius. Pure genius. Any boot you can lace up that tight, standing up, without even taking your gloves off is designed well. Adjusting the boot after the first ride up the lift takes seconds, not minutes.
That alone was enough to make me fall in love with them. But it doesn't stop there. The retailer I purchased them from is kind enough to heat mold them when you purchase them, and this makes them comfortable enough to ride all day long, several days in a row, without any foot pain. No blisters, no raw spots. No heel slippage. Ever.
They're a pretty stiff, supportive boot, and they really gave me a much greater feeling of control than I got from my Burtons. They really, really telegraph your intentions to the board clearly, and with a great deal of finesse. I generally put them on before leaving my cabin, and they're comfortable enough to drive in for 30 minutes or so.
There's a problem, though. Yesterday, the topmost lace eyelet on the left side of the left boot snapped as I was putting them on. I was still able to lace them up tightly enough to ride the whole afternoon, but I went ahead and took them in to the shop today. I ended up replacing them with a pair of Salomon Malamutes (the next stiffest boot in the same line), mainly because they didn't have another pair of Dialogues in the right color.
2 of my other friends have Dialogues and love them, and my girlfriend has the Kiana, which I believe is essentially the female version of the same boot. I'd suggest using gentle, even force when lacing them up, rather than tugging suddenly, and maybe the eyelets will hold up longer than mine did. Except for that one solitary issue, these boots are perfect. I'd have had them repaired, rather than replaced, if there was any chance of getting them back before my next trip.
Summary: Had a problem with heel lift in my last boot so I decided to find a new one. Tried on the Vans BFB, Fargo, and the Dialogue. For someone like me with skinny ankles and narrow feet, the boot fit perfectly. Took them out riding for the first time and found them to be a bit stiff but I've read that they loosen up and could feel them loosening up by the end of a full day of riding. Regardless, had NO heel lift, absolutely none. Felt much more comfortable by the end of the day and give great support. Awesome boot.
Similar Products Used: Burton Moto
Review Date August 17, 2003
Overall Rating 5 of 5
Value Rating 5 of 5
Used product for 6-15
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Reviewed by: killer_snowman(Unregistered User)
, from Smalltown, WA, USA
Summary: (Review for 2003 boot)After breaking my ankle last year in the Airwalk 2001 C4 boots, I decided to get something better with more support. This is the first boot I tried and I am so glad I did.
Similar Products Used: Nothing, uncomparable support and comfort.
Salomon products kill burton and forum and other overpriced crap.
Summary: This is an awesome boot. I tried it in a shop and my first impression was right - this boot is what I needed.
My foot is relatively wide and my instep is high, but my ankle is pretty skinny. That made it very hard to find the right boot for me. My big problem always was - too tight around the toes and midfoot and too loose around the calf. This boot solves this problem perfectly. It gives some room to move those toes while on the lift; but then you tighten your straps around the bottom of the foot and ankle for good control. At the same time, the boot is very snug around the calf, even with inner laces untied. I was amazed at the way the top portion of the boot conforms to the calf after you tie the inner laces. The play is virtually eliminated.
Dialogue is extremely easy to lace up. I can actually feel my fingers after I lace them up, and my usual struggle with tying the laces twice around the top of the boot has been eliminated. The greatest thing is that I did not need to retie the boot during the day as the lacing system did not loosen through the day at all! The pressure around the whole boot is nicely distributed without any hard places or seams that could give you blisters. Overall, a fantastic boot for a very decent price.