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Old 12-08-2009, 08:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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are there any nifty tricks or things that i can do to pack out my boot more besides just constant riding and wearing it?
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Old 12-08-2009, 09:54 AM   #3 (permalink)
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yes, wear your liner around the house with no boot, i realized its kinda hard to break in a liner when your next layer is a hard shell of leather
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liners are fairly flexible and most are heat moldable. Just wear the whole boot everywhere..
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Old 12-08-2009, 05:55 PM   #5 (permalink)
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what i have done to help pack out a boot is just to wear it around the house. even went as far as wearing them one day to shovel snow around my house. It helped break them in a bit and get them accustomed to my feet. also helps doing this at the beginning of the season after they have been sitting in my closet for the summer.
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Old 12-08-2009, 06:32 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I wore mine around the house for an hour or so at a time
for a few days with a couple pairs of thicker socks.
And heat molding too. Some boots don't really pack
out as much as before; check with the manufacturer.
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Old 12-08-2009, 06:34 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I would e-mail or call Tabitha Stevens...She packed out pretty quick!
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Old 12-08-2009, 10:15 PM   #8 (permalink)
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My dude has this done in November at the sports shop on the mountain, he said it worked for him. Here's what the shop did for him:

1. Heated up the liners
2. My dude first put on a thin liner sock, then a toe cap, then his boarding socks
3. Put the boots on, then tightened and cinched the boots till they could be cinched no more (not comfortable)
4. He walked around in them and stayed in them for 20 min.

The warming of the liners helped them expand a bit, and the toe cap and cinching was supposed to pack out the toe and help mold the liners to his feet. The guy in the shop that did this was for sure a reputable and well-respected guy on the mountain, otherwise my dude would probably have been a little more hesitant about doing this. Anyway, can not attest to whether or not this is an appropriate method, or if it will work for you, but it certainly bought my man just enough room in his boots to continue riding for the rest of the weekend. We went up again a couple weeks later and no complaints.

Other than that...wear your boots any chance you get to break them in!

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liners are fairly flexible and most are heat moldable. Just wear the whole boot everywhere..
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I would e-mail or call Tabitha Stevens...She packed out pretty quick!
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Old 12-14-2009, 08:24 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Ok, whats heat molding, and any kind of leather softener that i could use on the boot it self, i wore my boots for the first time at the mtn and after all the wearing that i did before they still were a little tense on my toes after ridin for 4 or 5 hours, my boot are relatively small, my toes not touching on my right foot, but just barely on my left ( only the middle big toe <--haha) any advice now? lol
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