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New boots really hard to get on!

post #1 of 6
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My wife and I just got new boots and Conformable footbeds.  We are having a real hard time getting them on.  Our feet get jammed about half way in due to our socks just not slipping enough against the footbeds.  Tried baby powder, didn't help much.  I know I seen another post, but could not find it even after multiple searches.  I recall someone mention a slip product you can buy at a grocery store?

 

thanks.

post #2 of 6

Boots hard to get on solution

Have to start a new post to answer since I'm not a boot guy.

 

Had this same problem when I got some Aline footbeds, which have deliberately grippy top surfaces to keep feet from slipping.  Got worse with my new Intuition liners which seem to be grippy all over. For the last couple of years I've been smearing "personal lube" on the tops of the footbeds. I use KY Intimate Mist. Comes in a little pump bottle. Available in the womens' section of the supermarket if you don't feel like going to the sex toy store. Gets some stares in the lodge. But I think I have a better solution - Body Glide. Runners use it for anti-chafing. Available at REI or running stores. Comes in a little deodorant type tube. Tried it in the living room yesterday and it seems to work well. Smeared it on the tongue and back of the liner and sole and heel of the sock and isn't too messy. Will try on the snow tomorrow now that it's cold in PA.

 

 

 

(Moderator edit: post moved to this location at request of evansilver.  We'll allow relevant input on ask the Boot Guys, but would prefer you PM one of the boot guys with a suggestion rather than starting a new post or use the Feedback thumbs up and leave a comment)

post #3 of 6

Hi soundrulz,

 

 

 

First: Don't push the tongue forward it will make a blockage in the instep area, instead pull it to the side along with that side of the liner in one direction and pull the other side of the liner in the opposite direction(sideways) this will open a "V" in the throat area of the liner allowing your foot to slide in more easily.

 

also a new product is on the market called EasyOn which is a silicone spray with cosmetic propellants that will make it easier to put the boot on.

 

mike

post #4 of 6
Thread Starter 

Thanks, that's what I was looking for EasyOn!

 

post #5 of 6

I have been using "Easy On" on new footbeds I make to eliminate the sock grab described above and it seems to work well and has no foul smell or messy residue.

 

Note, after you have skied in your new footbeds for a few days they will get more slippery and go with less effort or grabbing.

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Originally Posted by bud heishman View Post

I have been using "Easy On" on new footbeds I make to eliminate the sock grab described above and it seems to work well and has no foul smell or messy residue.

 

Note, after you have skied in your new footbeds for a few days they will get more slippery and go with less effort or grabbing.

The stuff works. 
 

 

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