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Mechanically Stretching Boots?

Hey guys,

I just bought some DC Field 09 boots and they're very comfortable except for in the toe. My big toes are right up against the toe and it had originally caused my left foot (slightly larger) a bit of discomfort after a couple of hours wear around the house. I went to Sport Chalet today to try on a couple other pairs of boots and to also have my current boots heated for an expedited break-in. The heating took a little pressure off my left big toe, but not completely.

Sport Chalet can also stretch me boot/s for a few bucks. It seems to me that all I need is a little more length, at least on the left, but there's no such thing as a sz.12.5 snd 13 is too large.

Has anyone had any experience with a mechanical stretch for their boots? If it's not a good idea I'll probably have to return them for some 32 Lashed, but I prefer the overall comfort of the DC Field aside from the toe-jam.

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Take it to a real ski shop.

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Is everyone in agreement with that? Unfortunately not many "real" ski shops in Los Angeles County.

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You don't need to stretch it and I guarantee all those guys are going to do is take it in the back hit a hammer against the wall make some noises then come out and tell you they did it. AKA the phantom stretch.

Get a 1/4th heel shim put in see if that elevates the foot too much if it does have them grind it down and make it thinner. By elevating the heel you'll pull the toe just enough off the end of the boot. My other suggestion sack up and ride it for a few days and let it pack out.

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