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I wouldn't get them heat molded if they fit perfectly. I have the same pair and I never had them molded neither for a couple of reasons. First off, it was really late at night when I bought them and by the time I had anytime to get them heat molded I had already worn them for a few days. And secondly, they fit really well on my foot right out of the box and I didn't want to risk messing with it and end up with a less than perfect fit. Right now my Lasheds have about 75 days on them and they are the best fitting boot I have ever owned. Ultimately, I think that not getting my boots heat molded was the right decision for me.
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Thanks for all the responses guys.

Nivek I appreciate your input, I wish more people shared your views. I know for a fact as a retail employee that courtesy service goes a long way and makes for a long term customer. You make me want to go to the local shops with boots in hand and see how they respond on the spot (being as I had no luck over the phone).

Eatsleep, I know you are right, I've been in retail for about 6yrs now, currently working at Dick's Sporting Goods while I'm in school. With internet shopping only advancing, service is really the last saving grace of the brick and mortar store.

I'm going to steal the gf's hairdryer and work on the heel hold like you said Nivek, that's the only issue with these boots. They are so comfy but I have wide feet and a narrow heel so its lifting a bit. Hopefully the heat molding fixes that. I'll report back.
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for the heel hold trick we'd make them stand with their toes on our brannock. As you likely don't have one of those at home, a 2x4 is fine. Just under the balls of your feet for like 5 minutes then kinda mosey for like another 5.

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Maybe I'm wrong, and feel free to correct me if I am, but shouldn't a Dick's Sporting Goods be able to heat mold a boot liner? I'm just saying, it seems odd that a large, chain store that is known for selling winter sports gear, doesn't have any way to heat mold a liner.

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Maybe I'm wrong, and feel free to correct me if I am, but shouldn't a Dick's Sporting Goods be able to heat mold a boot liner? I'm just saying, it seems odd that a large, chain store that is known for selling winter sports gear, doesn't have any way to heat mold a liner.
All the Dick's I've been too (I live in SC) don't even carry any snowboard or ski gear. The guys in the shoe department weren't really sure what snowboard boots were, much less have any knowledge of how to heat-mold them.
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Cruiser, does SC even have a snowboard scene at all? I know a small part of NC does, but it seems like SC probably wouldn't. I would imagine that to be the reason that your local Dick's would have no snow gear. It's like trying to find boardshorts in WA. Unless it's summer specifically, they don't exsist.

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Throw your liners in the dryer on high heat for a little while. Once they are nice and toasty pull them out, put them in your boots and wear them.


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For years now I have been doing my lashed liners in the oven. Completely wrap them in tinfoil (liners only), temp at 300 for about 20 to 30 min., put them back in the boots, place a 2x4 under your toes (pack out the heel) and stand in one place for as long as you can (about an hour). Your feet will be quite warm, but I prefer this to having them done in a shop.
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For years now I have been doing my lashed liners in the oven. Completely wrap them in tinfoil (liners only), temp at 300 for about 20 to 30 min., put them back in the boots, place a 2x4 under your toes (pack out the heel) and stand in one place for as long as you can (about an hour). Your feet will be quite warm, but I prefer this to having them done in a shop.
I highly recommend the non experienced DON'T do this. Way to easy to fuck your brand new snow sneaks.

Snowboard boot liners don't need to be super duper personalized 80% of time. So for that average person a shop done molding is more than enough.

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It all depends on the situation,if you didn't buy your 32 boots from me because of a size issue. But you came back I would help free of charge it takes a good 20 mins or so for the heat molding.


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