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#1 Thu, May 27, 2010 12:19 AM

Slalom Mentor
From: Sandy Run, SC (Near Columbia)
Registered: Tue, Nov 24, 2009
Posts: 126
Skis At: Bud Lake
Foot Forward: Left

Has anyone had their boot liners shrink after they were heat molded?

I had a pair of RS-1 liners heat molded to my feet at a water ski shop. I used two toe caps because I wanted to make certain my big toe did not push on the end of the liner while skiing. After the liners cooled plus a little extra time, I think about 25 minutes, I removed my feet. I had to wait about another 25 minutes to get the feeling back in my toes. I then tried on the boots and I think they were fine. They now feel like the length has shrunk back to my toe, especial in my left one. Before I call the ski shop, I wanted to ask it any one else has experienced this. Thank you for your help.
Has anyone had their boot liners shrink after they were heat molded?

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#2 Thu, May 27, 2010 3:32 AM

Slalom Mentor
From: Toronto, ON
Registered: Sun, Apr 5, 2009
Posts: 137
Skis At: Ontario
Foot Forward: Left

Re: Has anyone had their boot liners shrink after they were heat molded?

opposite happened for me, I gained room and a great fit from box stock.  I just heated them for the first time on Saturday.   when I first tried them on they were quite tight on my big toe.  I'm also generally a 1/2 size smaller then what I bought.  They fit perfect now after heating them.

you need to stuff rolled up paper towel in the toes during the heating process and leave them in there when you pull them out.  Radar manual says toe caps, but try finding them!  also I think the extra room the paper towel gives will pack the liner out a bit more, so will actually using them, just like shoes they will pack out over time.

I found by the time I got the liners into the shells I could put them on no problem.  the heat was not an issue at that point.

I only wore the liners for about 10 minutes & they were done.  once they're cool they're done.

try it again with the paper towels.  you should be able to heat them at least 4-5 times and get a different fit out of them every time in my experience with heated liners on alpine ski boots.

also don't heat them up too much.  you only need about 200f for 10 minutes.



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