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Ski boot shell punched -- now pain in instep

post #1 of 4
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I was having pain in my "sixth" toe so I had my boots punched on the side.  Now for some reason I am having pain in the instep which I had never had before.  Could my foot have now changed position from the punch which now hits my instep in a bad way?  After the boots were punched, they did not reheat/remold the linings.  Should I do this?  Any other ideas?  I have custom footbeds.

Thanks

post #2 of 4

it depends on how well they punched the side of the shell... do you know what tools they used?  for example if they used a simple hydraulic ram they have probably collapsed the shell a bit which now pushes down on your instep

 

punching a ski boot shell properly is not as simple (it is if you have the skills and the tools) as some shops think

 

it may be something else completely but this would be the most common cause

post #3 of 4
Thread Starter 

I am not sure what tools they used, but they are a reputable well known store, so at a minimum it wasn't a hack job.

It is also a 3 piece shell construction, if that matters.

Would reheating/remolding the lining help or does punching not really effect that ?  Maybe ask them to remove some material in the instep of the lining?

post #4 of 4

take out the liner and footbed, and re-install, makeing sure no folds have happened.    Might just need to re-set the boot that way

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