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Advice for stretching liners

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Hello.  I have a pair of last year's Fischer Vacuum 130's.  They fit really well except for the area around my little toe.  I've had the boots punched twice to give me more room (width) but I'm still don't have enough space, especially on the right foot.  I'm 99.9% certain that the problem is now with the liner.  When I wear the liner outside the boot I feel the same compression on the sides of the toe box that I feel within the boot.  It would seem the liner isn't expanding out to fill the area of the plastic that was punched.

 

I've read various posts about people having vertical slits cut into the area of the liner they want to expand.  Is there another way to do this that a bootfitter has access to?  Maybe a special tool designed for liners?

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if you need a liner stretched most boot fitters will heat up the liner and stretch it using a boot punch.   you can try stretching the liner on a  broom handle on the sore spot too

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Thanks for the reply. If I have time I'm going back to my fitter but I may try the vertical slits idea first. My worst case scenario is that I screw up and am forced to get some Intuition liners to replace them.
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