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My boots need a fairly large punch to accommodate a bunion on the big toe side  but it seems each year at least  the process needs repeating as I live in a warm climate with no real option to temp control the storage area.


I've been told by quite a few people that if the punch is done right it wont bounce back but regardless who I use they inevitably come back and the pain kicks in, Its bad enough in my alpine PE boots but I also want to get a pebax touring boot which as I understand it is even worse at holding a new shape.


What I was wondering  about was the use of something like a shoe tree to hold the boots shape over summer? There is an image in an old thread on diy boot punching of a home made plywood last which I think could be suitable.


Any thoughts/experiences?