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    Default Heat mouldable liners

    Hi, with new ski boots that have heat mouldable liners, some people say you should heat mould them and others say just "ski" them and they will mould themselves. Does anyone have experience on what is best to do please?

    NOTE: Boots bought from ski shop, had footbeds made, going back to pick up the boots in a week or so. Just want other opinions before I ask them about heat moulding as nothing was mentioned during the boot fitting process.

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    Ski Shop Owner & Equipment Specialist - Voted Best Boot fitter in Australia (SIA Australia Awards 2013) Paul Oberin's Avatar
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    Default Re: Heat mouldable liners

    I always heat mold before the customer pays for them, I have found that a boot that isn't heat molded and still feels like the right size for the customer is the wrong size boot, almost every time a customer buys a new ski boot, they should feel that it is a size too small for them, until it has been heat molded.

    If you think yours are a good fit and haven't been molded yet, I would check the shell size, I suspect you are in the wrong size.

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    Default Re: Heat mouldable liners

    Hi Paul. I'm confident I have the right size, I was shell fitted and actually went down one size from my previous boots.(yes, they feel a bit too small). I had custom foot beds made and they needed to be ground to fit in to the liners, that's why I am picking them up at a later date. I'm assuming that you wouldn't heat mold the liners until AFTER the foot bed is done.

    So, from your post, the shop should heat mold them when I go to pick them up?

    Regards

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    Default Re: Heat mouldable liners

    Yes, they should remove the footbeds and heat the liners, then put back in the footbeds while the liner is still hot and you have to stand in the boots for about 10 minutes.

    I have many a long discussion in here when selling new boots, many people would normally walk out and think I am a crackpot for suggesting they buy the boots I get them into, but once they are heat molded they fit like a slipper ( I am talking about the new technology boots here), before heat molding they are very painful to wear and would be agony to use skiing while they self mold.

    I have found about 90% of all skiers in Australia are in the wrong size or shape boots for their needs, there are really only a handful of people selling ski boots in Australia that actually do it right.

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    Default Re: Heat mouldable liners

    Thanks again for your help.

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    Default Re: Heat mouldable liners

    Paul
    Is there any point getting heat mouldable boots/liners re-moulded after a couple of seasons?

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    Default Re: Heat mouldable liners

    Quote Originally Posted by longy66 View Post
    Paul
    Is there any point getting heat mouldable boots/liners re-moulded after a couple of seasons?
    It can regenerate the liners if they are packed out a lot and make them tighter again for a while.

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