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When should I replace my boot heel and toe piece?

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The replacable heel and toe pieces on my Technica Dragon 100's are starting to wear down. Most noticably, the rear outer edge of the heel piece. Yes, I've been walking from the parking lot to the lift in theese boots the past 3 years - and I will continue to do so, so don't bother suggesting I walk in street shoes - too inconvenient. I haven't noticed any looseness, slop, early release or any issues with my boot/binding interface yet. Just wondering if there is a dimensional tolerance, or other method to determine when is the right time to replace them ? Otherwise, boots are fine with plenty of life left. Heel and toe pieces are relatively inexpensive. Thanks in advance for your input.
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Must shops have a jig to measure such things.  I'll try to take a pic of ours tomorrow.

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when your toe or heel moves around in the bindings.

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Here is a pic of a well loved Dalbello Kyrpton- vintage was four or five years old & hundreds of days.  Not the best pic, but these boots were toast and the dude knew it. 

 

A sales tool just second to a Brannock device- which shows arch length- this jig is valuable as tons of skiers never look at heir heels/toes.  Very important.  Pre-release is way more dangerous than no release. These toes/heels were contributing to early pop out.

 

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