Are Solution's Heat Moldable?
Haven't heard back from Remind, so thought I'd ask this here. Yes I googled this and couldn't find an answer. (...My google-fu sucks btw,) :dunno:
The web site claims they thermo mold from body heat while wearing them, but it does not specifically state that they are compatible with professional heat molding.
I have been wearing and trying these using 3 different insole options. The Remind big foots I purchased at the same time, my $120 custom molded footbeds, and a pair of Sole foot beds. With all 3 I am still having pressure and pain issues in my forefoot and along the top of my instep, mostly on the lead foot but it does eventually turn up in both after a long time riding.
I put my old packed out liners back into the boots and the pain was gone. Of course the heel lift and way softer fit was back. :dunno: I noticed that the old liners have WAY more room in the forefoot/toe box area. I thought that maybe if I got the reminds heat molded by a boot fitter, and used a larger toe box insert at the time, it might help.
Other than the pain? Once I got used to it? I loved the stiffness and response I get in the bindings when these are in my boots! I'd hate to think I paid $120 for liners I wont be able to stand wearing?
If anyone has any specific knowledge whether or not these liners can be heat molded without doing damage I would appreciate hearing from you! Tnx!
Well, I guess I jumped the gun a bit waiting on the reply from Remind. I planned to head up north on thurs so I was anxious to get an answer and if I could, get them heat molded before I left for this trip.
I just got an email from Remind and for others who may have the same question, here's the answer they gave me,...
They can be heat molded. Do one liner at a time... Go about 160-175 degrees and leave them in for 4-5 minutes. Place them back in your boots when done and then lace them up with the socks you wear snowboarding. Walk around for 15-20 minutes. Then do the other one. Hopefully that will do the trick. Another thing that will help is a better binding strap. Let me know how it goes.
So, apparently they are compatible with heat molding, and you can even DIY mold them if so inclined. I think with the issues I'm having, I'll take mine to a professional fitter! :thumbsup:
Don't heat mold them yourself, especially in your oven. If you have a convection oven that is ideal.
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