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Help molding/fitting Salomon X-Max 130

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I have a new pair of X-Max 130 boots that I will need to get fitted.  I live in Southern NH and would normally purchase boots exclusively through a local shop, but I ended up with these through a relative.  I do plan on using a local shop and paying for a boot fitting session.  I'm currently skiing in Head Raptor 120s from the first season of the Raptor line-up.  I also have a set of Zipfit world cup liners that I may end up using in the new boots, but plan on trying the Salomon liners first.  The Raptor's are size 26.5, but I downsized in the Salomon's to 25.5.  Out of the box they are a very, very tight fit but I can get my foot into them unlike any other 25.5 I have ever tried on. 

 

I plan on having the shell molded, but the wonder how that will work with the Salomon liner which seems too small for my foot.  The toe of the liner has a band of neoprene along the front of the toes, but it does not seem to stretch enough.  I know liners pack out, but does the Salomon liner expand in length through the molding process along with the shell?  

 

I have also seen several references to people having the liners molded using the Fischer Vacuum technology and wonder if that is advisable.  As I understand it the Salomon's expand but do not contract, unlike the Fischer technology which does both.  I suppose one plus in favor of using the Fischer set-up is that it would keep the  shell from expanding too much and losing a tight fit.  Also, it may help in any stance issues I might have which are minor.  Any thoughts from other X-Max users or anyone else would be appreciated.  

 

AppleMark

 

 

 

John

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the liners look like they say custom fit on them.  I assume that means they're thermomoldable too?  


Then I'd assume they can heat those up during fitting too; or in an 2step process, and potentially some of the heel material will conform to your heel, in effect getting you some more room.

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