The Zoom Kaiju snowboard boots from Nike Snowboarding feature a flexible traction outsole inspired by Nike Free technology for a natural range of motion. The boot's Flywire lacing system delivers lightweight support and customized lockdown, while an external backstay provides responsive rebound for stability during takeoffs and landings.
I haven't used these yet, so these are my first impressions from wearing them around the house. Build quality is top notch. They are very comfortable straight out of the box. Flex was stiffer than I thought they'd be, but after use should be the perfect goldilocks mid-flex. The traditional lace is great, except the inner lace is a pain because there is a lot of extra lace to tuck in. Seems to get easier as I've perfected my system, but needs a system/technique. Comparing to other company's shrinkage tech seems like nike is 1/2 size smaller than size. Burton is a whole size. I have no width issues with Nike. I have heard people claim their boots are narrow, I didn't find this to be true. If these hold up half as well as I've heard, they won't be my last pair. Love them so far.
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Nike Zoom Kaijus
in LA(Verified Buyer)
Posted on 3/1/2014
Nike Snowboarding Zoom Kaiju Snowboard Boots
This is a first impressions review, I haven't rode in them yet. I got a size 11. I'm coming from a size 11.5 Burton Ambush. They have the same imprint, so Nike has a little shrinkage tech going on, but not as much as burton. These are my first nike boots, but from first impressions they won't be my last. Super comfortable right out of the box. The only fault I can find is with the liner lacing. There is a lot of it. I find I have to tighten in stages. I'm sure through experience my technique will improve, but it requires a technique. Doing research before buying I read some people found these to run a little narrow, I didn't. I have a D width foot, the avg men's width, and they're great. Construction looks top notch. I also read where other people found these to be a soft boot, out of the box they're quite stiff IMO. Could be Ambush related, as they're the softest pieces of junk I've ever wasted money on. I'm sure these will get a little softer with break in. Do yourself a favor scoop these up. Tactics has the lowest price I've found on the Kaijus, pair that with a coupon code and steal them like I did.
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in Silverthorne CO
Posted on 4/16/2013
Nike Snowboarding Zoom Kaiju Snowboard Boots
I just picked up my second pair of these. After around 180 days of park and backcountry I am retiring my first pair of Kaijus and ready to rock the second. I feel the boot finally packed out and the laces started to tear. Before this boot I had the 32 Lashed and had foot pain after a normal CO run. Switching to the Nikes was like night and day. The foot pain is just staring to come back so I know its about time to switch things up. Besides the laces, the horrible smell, and the packed in insole, these boots have not blown out in any way and have lasted way longer than I ever thought. The price is high but with their longevity they are worth it. And they look dope.
Have only got to use these once, ordered em late this season, so not sure on how they will last and how they will work in different conditions or changes after break-in but they are a 4 to 5 star boot. You can tell right away how well made these are and they look amazing. Very comfortable, I like trad lacing so they work for me, good system in and out with the upper and lower zones on the outside. Great heal hold, not too stiff outta the box and heard they will soften up, real easy to walk around in or run, very nice. They may run a 1/4 size small if that, wear a 11.5 in running shoes and got 11.5 boots, wore them around the house and a day of riding and they were feeling better almost perfect after starting out real snug. They are on the pricy side but got a good deal through tactics, but I would definitely recommend these-awseome look, great fit, extremely comfortable very well made and got em quick and easy from tactics
I am an all-mountain rider. I've ridden the Kaiju before and whats great about them is they don't break down too easily. Last pair I rode pretty hard over one hundred days. Not to mention they are ridiculously comfy right out of the box. I like the tightening system in the liner. Stays snug all day long. The only thing I am not liking about this particular pair is I have a pressure point on my left ankle bone. Gonna go down to my local boardshop to have them fix that though. All around a great boot though!