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I need some relief for my cuniform bump

post #1 of 5
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I just got a pair of Lange RX110's, and (like every other boot I've ever owned) there's too much pressure on the cunifrom bump on top of my instep.  The upper part of the tongue has a hard plastic outer surface which extends down over each edge of the lower part of the tongue.  The center section of the tongue is all soft material.  Unfortunately, the edge of the hard material is right over my cuniform bump. 

How can I get some relief there?  Lowering the boot board might help, but the bottom of the board has 5 different planes and several grooves, so that doesn't seem feasible.  I could cut the hard material of the tongue, but I am concerned that cutting the stitching there would damage the tongue.  What else is there?  Can I heat the togue and press a bump into the hard material?  Could I get a moldable replacemnet tongue? 

Thanks in advance.

john

post #2 of 5

I would remove a semi circle of the hard plastic on the tongue to float the pressure around the affected area.  Careful to melt the threads so they do not unravel.  It may not look pretty but remember your boots are tools not jewels!  Another good option would be a custom liner.  If this were an overall pressure, sanding down the boot board may suffice but since it sounds like a very localized bump, I would try to float pressure around that point.

post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 

That's what I was thinking as well.  The RX110 is fine with my old liners, so I don't think the shell is the problem.  I've cut the tongues on most of my boots for as long as I can remember, but the this time I need to cut some stitching, which has me a little concerned.  I was going to use glue to secure the stitching, I never thought of melting the threads. 

What do you use to melt the threads?  I have my mom's best iron or I could put a flat tip on my dad's soldering iron.

Thanks for your help.

 

john
 

post #4 of 5

That should work, I just use a heat gun.

post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 

I just finished the surgery.  I fused the stitching in the tongue and cut a half circle out of the hard material.  I also cut a half cicle out of the soft silver material of the liner over the bump, just because I had the exacto out and it was easy.  Then I swapped the long rack from one of the cuff buckles for the shorter rack from the metatarsal buckle.  It fits like a slipper now. 

Thanks for your help.  I would have never thought to heat fuse the stitching.  Now I have to explain to Mom what happened to her best iron.

 

Happy feet!

 

john

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