New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Heat Molding or no?

post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 

Hi,

 

I just bought a pair of Solomon xmax 120 boots. Very pumped to break them out on the hill. When I bought them, it was recommended by the salesman (guy I know well), that it would be prudent not to heat mold the boots, and if I wanted to, to wait until I've skied on them once or twice. Is this correct? My only worry is that there's a weird pressure point under my foot on one of the boots, but it was mentioned that it would go away after a day or two. Thoughts? Thanks, much appreciated.

post #2 of 4
Quote:
Originally Posted by lionlager View Post
 

Hi,

 

I just bought a pair of Solomon xmax 120 boots. Very pumped to break them out on the hill. When I bought them, it was recommended by the salesman (guy I know well), that it would be prudent not to heat mold the boots, and if I wanted to, to wait until I've skied on them once or twice. Is this correct? My only worry is that there's a weird pressure point under my foot on one of the boots, but it was mentioned that it would go away after a day or two. Thoughts? Thanks, much appreciated.

wondering about the weird pressure point thing (highlighted) ----have you pulled the liner out of that boot to see if there might be something that is not supposed to be in there is, causing the problem?

 

Do you have custom footbeds?

 

Did you do a shell check? described here--- http://epicski.onthesnow.com/a/boot-fitting-which-boot-will-work-for-me

 

"To heat or not to heat"---that is the question.  I would heat them if you have any width pressure problems.

 

mike

post #3 of 4
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the reply Mike. I do have footbeds, and I did pull out the liner and didn't find anything weird going on under the liner/footbed. The pressure point isn't major, but it's there. Shell- check checks out, I have the right size shell. There are no width issues, just that one weird spot under my foot on my right boot. Is that the sort of thing that a heatmold would remove, or should I just wait, ski, and see what happens? Thanks.

post #4 of 4

Describe exactly where under your foot the pressure occurs, ie:---ball of foot/ middle of arch/ toward the heel, etc. etc. etc.

 

do you get any red spots on your feet immediately after taking the boot/sock off?

 

do your toes go numb on that foot if you keep the boot on for a long period?

 

if your footbeds are flat on the bottom and are sitting on a boot board with a small arch built into it (some do) the boot board will push the arch in the footbed up into your foot---this may account for what you feel----keep in mind your left and right feet are seldom built the same, which might be why only one foot feels weird.

 

mike

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Ask the Boot Guys