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Injected liners vs Custom Liners etc..
Basically I live in the Uk, where as far as I know there are no really good shops with a huge range of boots! I am looking to buy some more park oriented boots but not only for park.. but a softish flex.. i don't weigh much so the soft flex won't be much of an issue. anyway my question is if i get an injected liner or even a custom liner, will that make the boot fit even if it isnt perfect? i was thinking of getting like an spk with an injected liner? because when i tried on the spk i got a little heel lift.. would an injected liner correct that? basically i am just looking for some solid info on the process and the pros and cons of both? I am 5'8 135 (not growing but bulking up) just for info..
Go to snow and rock or blues, get them properly fitted.
Snow and rock as a general rule, are useless. There are exceptions to this, some of the fitters do actually care what they fit you, but most seem not to.
Injected liners are in essence, a last resort or a luxury. Other things can be done to make boots fit. Heel lift can be resolved with foam inserts that are like a horseshoe and are heated and glued on to your liner.
How did the SPK fit your foot?
Please don't go and buy a boot because you think it looks cool, or is cheap or whatever.
Buy it because it is the right boot for you.
Get fitted properly, always buy a boot that is slightly too narrow for you, it is easy to spread a boot, but very very hard to shrink a boot to fit.
I would advise not buying a foam liner also, such as the conformable one or whichever one S+R and EB sell.
Buy an intuition one instead, they are far superior, have a wrap around tongue which reduces shin bang and are much cheaper. i bought mine from the french distributor, you can buy from Intuition direct (www.intuitionsports.com) From france they are about 90euros, and direct I can't remember the exact cost but was a bit cheaper than that.
Where abouts in England are you? I might be able to recommend a good bootfitter if you live down south.
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