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Saloman Moldable Shells?

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I was talking with a shop employee the other morning, and he mentioned that Salomon was coming out with a heat moldable shell and an acompaning liner.

He stated that the shell was made of a heat moldable plastic, and that with it they could accomadate a much larger range of widths. He was told by the rep that it was going to relatively easy for any good bootfitter to make a custom fitted shell in not much more time than it takes to make an Intuition liner.

I was wondering if anyone had heard anything about this yet. And what if anything they could tell me\us about it?

Mike
post #2 of 4
Interesting concept, I'd be interested in seeing how it will be implemented. It makes me think about boot boiling, which wasn't such a good idea due to boot sole warping.
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It might be possible to do this with mold-able plastics in some sections and heat resistant plastics along the boot sole & spine. A mold-able toe box would be awesome.

Michael
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Originally Posted by barrettscv View Post
It might be possible to do this with mold-able plastics in some sections and heat resistant plastics along the boot sole & spine. A mold-able toe box would be awesome.

Michael
I was thinking the same thing. With the multi density injection processes that they are using today it might be fairly simple. As long as the plastics are capable of doing it. Being heated, molded, and then cooled fairly rapidly that is.
I just wonder if they would be molded on the foot with a liner, or on some kind of form?
I think one of that main things is that it will need to be done in such a way that you can buy in the afternoon, then ski the next morning with it.
Regardles of how it's done, it certainly would certainly make finding boots for those of us who have flippers for feet a lot easier.

Still, I wonder how they'll do it?

Mike
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