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Heat molding intuitions liners
Hi guys -
I just had my liners molded in my full tilts - and i think they are worse than before.
I used two pairs of socks and a toe cap down at the store, but i wasn't given any help - and the liner looks all weird shaped especially where the liner goes through the "trench" of the shell?
When i ride, the outside of my feet get really sore especially near the bone, where my feet are the widest..
How am i suppose to mold them - because im going back down there in the morning?
Shall i do it with or without the toe cap (could that be the reason for the pain on the outside of the foot?), shall i use two pair of socks?
Really do not do it with two pairs of socks, it makes the liner to big and not actually the shape of your foot, it could be a reason why your feet get so sore on the outside of the foot. Now a toe cap is used if your toes are getting wrecked and you just need some more space in the toe box. If you feel as if your toes are doing all fine right now with the toe cap you can go ahead and use it again, but it also should not be used if you believe that the liner itself already fits your foot well enough in terms of space because it again can be stretching out the liner and making it bigger than what you want it to be. So you can imagine pushing out the liner this much in all these areas would just caused your foot to be smashing in and around, "swimming" in the boot banging it up. All you really are supposed to do is put on a pair of ski socks, the thickness you would normally wear skiing, toe cap if you really are obliged to, and just slip your foot in the boot and crank down the buckles as tight as if you were gonna go skiing and just sit there flexing the boots.
A bit of advice... Never wear two pairs of socks skiing, it never ever never makes your feet warmer and only gives you less control and a higher chance of getting injured. Wearing two pairs also can actually make your feet colder by cutting off blood circulation in certain areas of your foot as well. A nice fitting boot should have no aches, no ability to lift your heel out of the back of the boot when buckled, no side to side movement with your foot, no major amount of space up by the calf, and actually keep your foot warm when skiing.
Also doesn't sound like that boot fitting shop sounds to good, maybe try and go to a different one if you have the option to! A good fitting boot shop will do some nice miracles to your feet.
What size is your foot ? What boot are you dealing with ?
Chances are you are simply in the wrong boot. Not all fulltilts are the same and if you're feeling pain on the widest parts of your foot, the "last" is too small and you need to bump up to a wider boot. If you're in the traditional shell, try out one of the descendant series boots (4 would most likely be the one you want) and those are wider. Use the toe cap if you think ur feet are going to grow (if ur like 17 do it just cause you always grow a lil bit more) and wear the socks you normally would go skiing in.
Secondly, get a seccond opinion on the boots, i've given people boots and when another boot fitter looks at them they can have a seccond opinion and see something i didn't.
Best of luck with those fulltilts mate !
(I'm a bootfitter at a ski shop)
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