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Hotronic Foot Warmer w/o Removable Boot Liner

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I’ve just purchased the Hotronic Foot Warmer e4 system to be used on my Salomon Pro Combi Pilot Nordic boots.  Good news: these boots have an exterior rigid plastic frame that comes high up the back of the boot for easy attachment of the e4 battery pack.  Issue/Problem to be Solved: these boots do NOT have a removable inner liner, and so the flat power cord from the heated insole must run up inside the boot between the one’s socked foot and the boot, with possibility of associated foot discomfort and/or abrasion to the power cord.  (In boots with an inner, removable liner the power cord is run up the outside of the inner liner.)  Has anyone out there used the Hotronic system with footwear w/o an inner removable liner?   Is there any associated discomfort or problem?  Any suggestions for addressing this issue? 

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I'd try duct tape.

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I'd try duct tape.

That would be a great sig line....

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That would be a great sig line....

or, basically, one's overall life philosophy...

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There's a famous Canadian (character) who's already been there, done that......

 

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Yes, I thought of the duck tape option, but would need to think option thru carefully since manufacturer says critical that power cord be able to "free float" in the boot as foot moves in boot -- they say just duck taping firmly to back of boot risks rupture where cord connects to heating element.  Also thinking about adding a cut-off back section of thin neoprene sock to use in lieu of the inner liner absent in my boot (then run power cord up behind neoprene section, etc).  Thinking that with only that small section of neoprene shouldn't change comfort fit too much in boot. 

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Yes, I thought of the duck tape option, but would need to think option thru carefully since manufacturer says critical that power cord be able to "free float" in the boot as foot moves in boot -- they say just duck taping firmly to back of boot risks rupture where cord connects to heating element.  Also thinking about adding a cut-off back section of thin neoprene sock to use in lieu of the inner liner absent in my boot (then run power cord up behind neoprene section, etc).  Thinking that with only that small section of neoprene shouldn't change comfort fit too much in boot. 

You need to make a channel for the cord, basically reverse wrap some duct tape around the cord (not tight) and the tape the whole set-up down. Now the cord is protected and it can slide freely.

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Originally Posted by wa-loaf View Post
 

You need to make a channel for the cord, basically reverse wrap some duct tape around the cord (not tight) and the tape the whole set-up down. Now the cord is protected and it can slide freely.

 

Yup.

 

Except I would use the lighter weight and more sticky and more expensive red construction Tuck Tape.

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Thanks for the additional suggestion.  

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