Does it really make a difference in fit? can you change it later?
First post here, hello to all, the forum looks like it is loaded with info and activity.
thanks, now that you mentioned it, that was quite the accomplishment
I dont think this was the name of the forum when I was here the last time. I hardly even remember posting the thread. Unfortunately, I have not been on my skiis since Feb 2003, when my daughter was born.
Saw some Solomon boots at the store yesterday where the shell can be shaped after being heated. This is very appealing to me as I have a very odd shaped foot, but I wonder how well it really works. Have always dreamed of having the bucks to have a custom made shell like the WC boys/girls.......
Bit the bullet and just bought Fisher Soma Vaccuum boots with heat moldable shells. The Fisher fit my foot better than the Salomon boots. With vaccuum boots, they heat both the liner and shell, then put your feet in. You then stand on a machine that aligns your knees for any necessary canting. There is no canting adjustment, the boot molds to the correct cant. Then the boots are place in vaccuum bags while hot and the negative pressure forces the warm plastic against the shape of your foot and liner. I got a nice tight, but comfortable fit. The guy that fitted me, said they also use the Fisher vaccuum machine on the Salomon boots ( although they would be in trouble if Fisher knew ). Looking forward to trying them out in the next couple of weeks. If the fit is not good, then they can be remolded several times (or if they pack out in the future).