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post #1 of 7
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Given feet are unique and the general advise to have a good foot bed custom or otherwise I would expect all boot boards should be flat.

If the boot board is flat then those who choose a flat bed leaving the foot to function undisturbed can have this, while those who use an orthotic can do so without having to interface with a shaped boot board.

I have a relatively mobile and flat foot, I have used off the shelf foot beds, conformables all the way through to podiatrist prescribed full carbon and posted foot beds. I have boots with both flat and shaped boot boards and those that are shaped for me seem to do little but cause trouble trying to work around them and remove options for the customer

Is there a good reason that some boot boards are pre shaped or some advantage to them I am missings ?

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post #2 of 7
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Originally Posted by uksailor View Post
 

Given feet are unique and the general advise to have a good foot bed custom or otherwise I would expect all boot boards should be flat.

If the boot board is flat then those who choose a flat bed leaving the foot to function undisturbed can have this, while those who use an orthotic can do so without having to interface with a shaped boot board.

I have a relatively mobile and flat foot, I have used off the shelf foot beds, conformables all the way through to podiatrist prescribed full carbon and posted foot beds. I have boots with both flat and shaped boot boards and those that are shaped for me seem to do little but cause trouble trying to work around them and remove options for the customer

Is there a good reason that some boot boards are pre shaped or some advantage to them I am missings ?

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Is there some good reason?  It is just the way some manufacturers make their boot boards:cool Shrug!

 

mike

post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 

Hi Mike so if you moulded a foot bed for a customer do you then have to build and shape the base to match the boot board so it plays nice with the new foot bed ?

post #4 of 7
No, we flatten the boot board so that the footbed sits on a flat surface---simple!

Mike
post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 

Thank you for the reply Mike I had thought of doing this on my Head Raptors however it looks as though I would need to take the board down to the point where the "cheeks" that are out to the sides and interface with the clog would mostly have been sanded away.

Do you do this ? or perhaps do you build up the hollows a little (heel and to a lesser degree where the met heads sit) and then sand flat ?

post #6 of 7

We often will build up the heel of the boot board and grind away the arch support if needed, even if it grinds through----usually there is some support provided in the shell, around the sides of the bootboard and this will support the liner and footbed.  

 

mike

post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 

Thanks Mike it is helpful to know you do this when required

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