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.