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post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 

I need to replace the "Heel retention knobs" that I have added inside my boots.  (OK  I have skinny ankles ;-)

 

The leather "bow ties" I had fashioned out of belting and glued in with contact cement have come adrift.  Warm weather perhaps.

 

I could just clean things up and glue the old bits back in place, but I wonder if there is a better choice.  Something  that can be molded and then carved .  I have used LocTite construction adhesive, but that gets brittle in one season's time.

 

I did a search of these forms on "Boot fitting filler",  but the returns were unrewarding.  (How do these engines work anyway?  ;_)

 

The added material is about the size of a quarter on each side of the tendon, and perhaps 6-7 mm thick.  Shaped to feel good. The leather piece is sort of like a butterfly bandage.

 

Foam pads stuck to the liner is just wrong,  tried that,  the liner lifts too.  Though it does give a sense of cozy firmness, 

 

Suggestions?

 

 Scarpa AT boot,  lots of walking...

 

TIA

 

Cal

post #2 of 7

Have you thought about Intuition liners?  I put them in my boots last year and following the instructions from Intuition they formed to my feet amazingly well, even around the Achilles tendon.

post #3 of 7

 

I think he'd still be concerned with liner lift.  
 

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Originally Posted by mtcyclist View Post

Have you thought about Intuition liners?  I put them in my boots last year and following the instructions from Intuition they formed to my feet amazingly well, even around the Achilles tendon.

 

post #4 of 7
Thread Starter 

Conformance of the liner does little for heel retention when I need it.

 

The Scarpas are supplied with thermo forming liners.  BTDT

post #5 of 7

Not all thermo forming liners are created equal.  If the shells don't fit you that's a different problem.

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Originally Posted by Cgrandy View Post

 

The leather "bow ties" I had fashioned out of belting and glued in with contact cement have come adrift.  Warm weather perhaps.


Have you tried Loctite 401 instead of contact cement?

 

post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 

Loc tite 401?  I'll check it out!

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