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Dalbello TruFit Pro - Heat mold after 2 years of use?

post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 

I bought a pair of Dalbello Reflex 11 boots about 2 years ago for a steal (as they were new in box but a couple seasons old).  The bootfitter did a decent job of fitting me as my goal was warmer toes and they have been much warmer/more comfortable than my much smaller Nordica Speedmachines that I had previously.  They did not heat mold the liners when I bought them.

 

My question is:  Should I take the boots to a shop and have the liner heated/molded to my foot for a better fit as the boots have packed out and I am cranking down the buckles a lot more than I have been.

 

Thanks in advance.

John

post #2 of 4

heat molding the liner may help to insure that the bony parts of your feet have a comfy place to sit in. heat molding a liner does not take up more volume after heating.

 

you are over buckling the boot because it is the wrong mondo size or the wrong volume for your feet. read the wiki on shell sizing then check your barefoot in the shell to see how much room you have.

 

jim

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Thread Starter 

I went to a "decent" boot fitter and got fit.  The shell is a good size, just less than 2 fingers behind my heel with socked-foot in shell.  The last is probably a bit much for my foot (103mm).  Heel stays plated, but toes have room to move around a little to keep them warmer.

 

I tend to over-crank as I like the super-tight fit on my faster days - but loosen up on my relaxed days on snow.

 

So, the liner can be heated after 2 years of use and will form "better" to the bony parts of my foot.  

Thank you for that explanation.

post #4 of 4

or perhaps the liner is just worn out.

 

just for clarity, i was assuming that the dalbello you bought has an ID intuition heat moldable liner. if that is the case, re-heating an intuition liner that has been skied for 2 seasons will not get the liner to puff back up and therefore more than likely your fit will get even roomier.

 

if it is a regular dalbello sewn liner, heating it up at this stage of the game will not make much of a difference. 

 

how many days do you have on the liner. if it is more than 100, you may have just plain wore the thing out. the fix would be a replacement liner of some type either stock or customizable.

 

jim

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