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Can I get my boots heated and molded to my foot if my feet are wide but the boots are a narrow shell fit?

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I bought a pair of Tecnica Inferno Fling boots 2 years back when I was skiing at Alta.  I had previously had Tecnica race boots when I raced in high school.  Those boots were so broken in that I needed new ones.  I remembered when I bought my first pair of race boots when I was in high school they were REALLY tight, very uncomfortable, until I broke them in, so I tried on the inferno boots in the shop and they were TIGHT and I ended up squeezing my foot in for the day and wearing them for the day.  I ended up making a premature decision and buying the boots, and I haven't worn them more than 2 times because they are SOOOO FREAKIN TIGHT, I can barley get my foot into them, and my calf and leg throb the after 4 minutes of being inside the boots....I later realized once I went on tecnica's website that the boots are a "narrow" fit, even though they were the 2013 year model of the boots I wore in high school.  My question is, my dad says that the shell of boots can get heated and molded and packed out so they are not as throbbing tight.  Does anyone know if this is possible? Where can I get this done in the Washington DC or New York Area? (I'm willing to travel) and does it cost a lot of money??

 

I don't know what to do, they were almost 450 dollar boots, I cant even wear them, so I have only been able to snow board for the past few years because I will not buy new boots, I want to get use out of the ones I got.

 

If I can't heat and mold them, is there anywhere I can sell really, never been warn boots?

post #2 of 10

You should be able to have spots on the boot heated and bumped out, but that's not a boot that is "heat customizable".  If you were in Tecnica race boots and were able to make them work, there is a very good chance that the fling will work for you with some work.

 

*all advice is given without benefit of seeing your feet, and should be taken FWIW.

post #3 of 10
Heinos in NJ. Billy Kaplan in PA.
post #4 of 10
Dont know Henios but Billy is one of the best. Pm me if you need his info.
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Punches and fitting are not cheap ($25-$50 each), and, of course, while there's great bootfitters, it's often not something you do at one shot, as one cure can point out another illness, so figure on probably having multiple trips.

 

My best move was to put Intuition liners in all my boots, which cured many of my problems in one go. Be aware that your shell just may not be workable, and the best move might be to start over with a shell that really does fit your foot. Also don't get caught up on one brand, as something else may be the best fit for you.

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Punches and fitting are not cheap ($25-$50 each), and, of course, while there's great bootfitters, it's often not something you do at one shot, as one cure can point out another illness, so figure on probably having multiple trips.

 

My best move was to put Intuition liners in all my boots, which cured many of my problems in one go. Be aware that your shell just may not be workable, and the best move might be to start over with a shell that really does fit your foot. Also don't get caught up on one brand, as something else may be the best fit for you.

Go to a great boot fitter and let them tell you what direction to take. If the boot you have works they will tell you. 

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Originally Posted by snofun3 View Post
 

Punches and fitting are not cheap ($25-$50 each), and, of course, while there's great bootfitters, it's often not something you do at one shot, as one cure can point out another illness, so figure on probably having multiple trips.

 

My best move was to put Intuition liners in all my boots, which cured many of my problems in one go. Be aware that your shell just may not be workable, and the best move might be to start over with a shell that really does fit your foot. Also don't get caught up on one brand, as something else may be the best fit for you.

I agree with this.  First problem is that the boot was purchased without input from a pro.  

If the OP goes to a good boot fitter, she'll find out if she needs to get a new boot or if this one is fixable. 

post #8 of 10

As a recent new high performance boot buyer I know that you can get boots in last widths from 97-104mm, with some companies offering the same model boot in two different widths.  For instance the Lange's I got came in a 100 mm last and a Low Volume 97 mm model.  Different boots also have varying instep and toe box volumes.  In today's world there is no reason to wear boots that do not fit.  A good boot fitter can to a lot with punching, stretching and padding, but it really helps to start with the right shell for your particular foot shape and needs.  You need to do your homework before you buy because many shop employees do not know everything about every boot in the store. There is a good chance the dream boot that you are lusting after because your favorite pro skis in them is not right for your feet.

 

If there is one thing I've learned from a lifetime of skiing it is that if your feet hurt it does not matter what else is happening, you are not having a good time. 

post #9 of 10
Many shop employees do not know ANYTHING about ANY boot in the store...
post #10 of 10
Exactly right that's why you need to get a referral from someone on this forum who has experience
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