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Instaprint footbed

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I have a pair of these now, that I switch between my tele and alpine boots.  I am going to get another pair this year because I am sick and tired of taking everything apart each weekend when I swap gear.  

 

I cannot recall exactly how the guys at the shop set me up but whatever they did, it worked great.  My boots are very tight, so much so that without the instaprints, my toes would get crushed.  The current footbed, because of the perfect arch I suspect, pulls my toes back just enough to make sure I fit perfectly in my boots.  

 

I remember flexing my toes towards the sky when they built them, but I cannot recall if I was standing or sitting.  What are you guys doing when molding these to people's feet, and have any of you asked clients to raise their toes?  

 

My thinking is that raising my toes heightens the arch, so standing would help put it in a  normal position. BTW, I am fairly flatfooted and I always felt the my arch was collapsing prior to using good footbeds.

 

Thx Pete

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Originally Posted by peterk123 View Post
 

I have a pair of these now, that I switch between my tele and alpine boots.  I am going to get another pair this year because I am sick and tired of taking everything apart each weekend when I swap gear.  

 

I cannot recall exactly how the guys at the shop set me up but whatever they did, it worked great.  My boots are very tight, so much so that without the instaprints, my toes would get crushed.  The current footbed, because of the perfect arch I suspect, pulls my toes back just enough to make sure I fit perfectly in my boots.  

 

I remember flexing my toes towards the sky when they built them, but I cannot recall if I was standing or sitting.  What are you guys doing when molding these to people's feet, and have any of you asked clients to raise their toes?  

 

My thinking is that raising my toes heightens the arch, so standing would help put it in a  normal position. BTW, I am fairly flatfooted and I always felt the my arch was collapsing prior to using good footbeds.

 

Thx Pete

"Toes up" might work on some folks, but requires that you fire muscles in the feet and leg and might cause the plantarfacia to "pop" out of the floor of the foot on some folks.  Not the way we do it here.

 

Seated with foot semi weighted.

 

mike

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Thank you Mike.  Am I correct in assuming that seated helps to keep the arch unloaded, therefore not flattening out?  Pete

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Yes, but not just the arch, there is also a fat pad on the sole of the foot and it can flatten under the heel and met heads, plus the footbed spreads the load throughout the entire foot and stabilizes the ankle joint in a neutral position.

 

mike

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