I recently purchased Dalbello Panterra 120's from a local and well regarded ski shop / bootfitter. Last week they heat molded and fit my ID liners in the boots.
The process was as follows:
1) Put a cap on toes over my ski socks, a super thin liner over all of that
2) Remove liners from heating source, place feet into liners
3) Place feet/liners into boots, tighten, make sure foot is all the way in
4) After about a minute, I stood up and placed toes raised on to a 1-2" slab of wood.
5) Stay standed on this stick for like 5 minutes, occasionally pushing forward and back, as well as side to side as if I was imitating skiing motions.
The boots fit well but my only (minor) issue is my right toe box is bigger/looser than left. The left feels great, it's snug but still room to wiggle. The right makes it feel a little too loose, though I suppose I could tighten the last from 102 down to 101 if needed.
My question is two-part:
- Is the wiggling side to side and back/forth the normal part of the process? I would have guessed this opens up the liners more than they otherwise should at this point in the heating process.
- Will the liners compress at all or do they only expand from here?