Cutting the boot and grinding the boot are two totally different things. Grinding it would be grinding the inside of the boot thinner if you had something that was rubbing your ankle wrong or something. Cutting it is exactly that, just making a small cut in the liner so it flexes easier. If you dont know what youre doing dont do it but shops usually know whats up.
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^if your shop has already suggested this then why are you asking kids on newschoolers for their opinion. Your shop should give you the advice you need. I've also had custom footbeds put in my boots from surefoot and it has made my boots feel 100x better, but i has having trouble with my heel and my arch not my toe.
Here's the short scoop on boot grinding/cutting/insoles
Grinding-This can mean two things...either grinding the inside of your shell to accomodate an area of your foot that is experiencing too much pressure or grinding the bottom of your bootsole to give your boot a different cant. Only racers grind the soles. It voids all warranties.
Cutting-This means cutting (usually a V shape cut) in your boot so it flexes softer.
Insoles-All boots have the same shitty insole. At the very least spend 30 bucks on a SuperFeet insert. If you don't mind, drop $100.00 and get a good shop to hand make you cork insoles. It's worth it, and they transfer from boot to boot.
There's WAY more to bootfitting...if you have questions just message me.
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they can heat up the shell with a heat gun and strech areas out too. thats probably better for the boot than grinding it away.
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