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Heat Molding = Blowdryer???

Just wondering if this is still ok to do? I haven't purchased boots in about 5 years and last time I did thats what I did.

Now I hear of people taking their boots to a shop to get heat molded, is this really necessary?
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Depends on the boots. The high end burtons apparently get heat molded in the shop, the lower end ones (like my Ambush's) can be done with a dryer according to Burton support. However they mostly just recommend wearing them around the house for a few hours for 'low temp molding' - done by the heat from your feet

My wife's Deelite boots were also done in the shop - higher temps apparently and more uniform heating. It was all professionally done, with special toe caps she had to wear and a boot-scootin dance thing to make sure they packed out in the right direction... She loves the fit on these boots now.

I suspect the shop based heat molding would be more stable and less likely to pack out from regular riding
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Thanks for the response, I'll have to check with my local shops and see if they do this and what it costs.
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I just use a heating pads with pallets. Put it in the microwave for few minutes, then shove them into the liner wait 5 mintues, then put the liner back into the boot and wear the boot around for 15 minutes.

I do one boot at a time.
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I just use a heating pads with pallets. Put it in the microwave for few minutes, then shove them into the liner wait 5 mintues, then put the liner back into the boot and wear the boot around for 15 minutes.

I do one boot at a time.
Now that is a good idea! I have those neck pads that go in the microwave. Thanks!!!
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Used the blow dryer method on four pairs of Burton's, three pairs of Thirty-Twos, and a pair of Nikes, not to mention a pair of Ride boots. They all worked out fine. No issues at all.

Side Note; not all these boots were mine. A lot of them were my friends.
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4 pounds rice in a stocking. Microwave until hotter than you can hold, 150-175 degrees. Put in liner for a few. Remove. Put boot on. Sit.

https://intuitionliners.com/wp-conte...ionHomeFit.pdf

I did this, very simple, worked very well. I even made a toe cap out of a cut up paper plate and some tape. Very happy camper.
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4 pounds rice in a stocking. Microwave until hotter than you can hold, 150-175 degrees. Put in liner for a few. Remove. Put boot on. Sit.

https://intuitionliners.com/wp-conte...ionHomeFit.pdf

I did this, very simple, worked very well. I even made a toe cap out of a cut up paper plate and some tape. Very happy camper.
DON'T SIT!! If you watch any shop or any video on molding boots they tell you to stand for 10 minutes or so STILL. Grab a copy of TWS and read a few articles it goes by fast. If you sit the boot molds to your feet differently than standing.
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I used a blow dryer on my 32's. Stuck in it until it got really hot in them. Cut the tips off a few pairs of old socks and stuck a couple of them over the toes of each foot. Put a snow sock on over them, stuck them in the boots and then laced up just like I was going to shred. Stood around until the liner cooled off considerably, and that was that. Custom molded bro.

Pretty easy stuff.
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DON'T SIT!! If you watch any shop or any video on molding boots they tell you to stand for 10 minutes or so STILL. Grab a copy of TWS and read a few articles it goes by fast. If you sit the boot molds to your feet differently than standing.
Intuition stresses not to put any weight on/in their liner while heating. They don't want the liner bottom packed out. I guess it depends on the boot and liner...
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