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Solomon X max custom shell

post #1 of 4
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Have any fitters experimented with the heat molding and treated the Solomon shell to the Fischer Vacuum process? IE, subjected the shell to both internal and external pressure to refine the molding process. Also would one see any benefit to utilizing the vacuum fit station during molding of shell.

post #2 of 4

Yes---it works great.

 

mike

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Thank you Mike for your prompt reply. As we get closer to snow on the hill here, I am considering pulling the trigger on these boots. They seem to match the shape of my foot the best out of the boots I have tried. My concern is in sizing. I hope to avoid my past "boot to big" mistake, but don't want to take the downsizing to an extreme 29.5 to 27.5

 

My foot measures out at 29 on my long second toe. Most other boots 28.5 was reasonable on lenght but off in other ares IE width instep, heal hold etc. I can not get into 27.5 in the rejects. The x-max 27.5 seems proper everywhere but the long toe. Shell has about 10-12mm behind heal measured with a dowel with toes just touching the front. Brushing the sides on the forfoot when centered. When i tried on just the liner they are quite tight in lenght and width but seemed to loosen up a bit as they warmed to body temp.  Foot and liner in shell very firm handshake with long second toe needing relief, and pressure on instep top of ankle fold. Left foot even pressure all over good I think, right foot meh.... almost to tight.

 

Am I out of my mind in thinking the heat molding will bring these boots to a solid performance fit?

Heat mold liner first? Shell first? At the same time?

post #4 of 4

might be better with the narrower salomon X3 shape to start with?

 

but 10mm shell fit hsould be fine

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