Bought some old full tilts on ebay. Supposedly unused. Everything looked good until i removed the liner and saw 2 vertical slices near the big toe area (see picture below). The slices are cut all the way through. I thought this was a defect at first. After calling up some ski shops, they said some people do this to allow the toe area to expand wider after molding. And you could even just put duct tape over it if you don't want it.
Still seems kinda suspect. Wanted to see if anyone has tried this or have seen others try this before? I'm mainly worried that the toe would just keep splitting further and further.