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08-13-2014 06:11 PM
tmiddled Thanks for all the replies guys. I have now had a total of 5 days riding with these boots, and they are getting better. With a lot of heel side riding, I still get sore toes, but the first day was unbearable.

I have tried a number of things, including my custom made insoles from a shop. The insoles help with the foot sliding forward/toes hitting the end, except the arch is too big and it really hurts, so I'm going to try shaving the arch down a bit (the shop I got them from is now closed down)

I've also ordered some heel insoles to hopefully prevent heel lift, and I'll get some j-clips or whatever like in the forum posts if the heel lifts and/or shaving down the arches of my insoles don't help.

Cheers again.
08-13-2014 05:34 PM
wrathfuldeity OP quite yer bitchin, ya probably don't need to heat mold...break in/mold in by wearing...ime 32 take awhile to break in then they fit like 10-18 days of riding, get some quality and FITTING footbed/insole, tighten the inner laces and look at the first few pages of how to mod the liners to get a better heel hold, push the heel to the back of the boot and lock down the ankle. It sounds like your boots fit but you need to do some easy mods. check the link and examine the pics
08-13-2014 10:45 AM
augie maybe try moving your toe strap on your bindings around? I get this problem more if my strap is on like a cap strap around tip of my toes. it's better if I use it more traditional, over top of my toes.
08-13-2014 09:13 AM
snowklinger get a quality pair of insoles.

in my skim I didn't see that, which if you haven't thrown the factories in the garbage yet...first things first ....
08-13-2014 08:38 AM
Tatanka Head So many variables.

Like TT and the others said, get them heat molded. You won't know til you try it.

Another problem for your boot and your pinched pinkie toe (I hope that is what you said) is that you might be strapping in too tight. I've experienced this before with my old deeluxe boots. Slippery boot toe=a few extra cranks to keep it locked in=pain in the pinkie toe.
08-13-2014 02:06 AM
Originally Posted by tmiddled View Post
Yeah, I'll just go pay somewhere to get them moulded.

I'm happy to do that, but just worried that they might still not fit properly.
Tom, I think we have similar situation. I wear size 7 or 7.5 (depends on the brand) and I have a longer big toe thats always touching the end of the boot. It hurts in the end of the day cuz it keeps on hitting the boots. I would suggest u to go to ur local store and try a few different ones because this boots might not suit the shape of ur feet. 32 is pretty good brand u can give it a try.


07-19-2014 08:36 PM
tmiddled Yeah, I'll just go pay somewhere to get them moulded.

I'm happy to do that, but just worried that they might still not fit properly.
07-19-2014 12:02 AM
Originally Posted by tmiddled View Post
So, based on the above, should I bite the bullet, flog them on ebay and go to the shop and pay 250% more (Australia expensive), or go get them heat moulded?

Cheers again,
Ya Tom, those are two.

Out of those two, hmmm..... Tough call.

You better carefully, weigh out your options.

a) Flog em for $50 bucks, then spend another $666 dollars cause you live in hell & snowboard boots are expensive in hell.


b) Take them to a shop, preferably a shop that carries that brand.
Say "I bought these here, I didn't think I needed em molded? My toes, my toes, I cry all day"
Have them do it for free.

Too tough for me to choose, get more input.

You'd think the collective power of all these snowboard brains in here.

That someone should be able to figure this out?

07-18-2014 10:15 PM
tmiddled OK, so I used them again over the weekend, with a pair of insoles from some old shoes. It definitely helped, however still on heelside my toes were jamming in the end causing pain, albeit significantly less than last time.

When I have the boots on just standing and walking they feel perfect, knees bent, all good. Toe side riding, carving, all very very comfortable. My toes don't touch the end.

However when I am riding heelside, that is when my toes start to jam in the end. Because, I think my feet are sliding forward.

The inners I can't do the strap up tight enough (I run out of velcro), the ankle area doesn't feel super tight either, maybe I have skinny ankles which makes me slide forward. It gets worse towards the end of the day. Either because my toes are getting sorer, or because my boots are becoming looser.

Yes, now I know standing up straight doesn't mean anything, but healside riding does.

So, based on the above, should I bite the bullet, flog them on ebay and go to the shop and pay 250% more (Australia expensive), or go get them heat moulded?

Cheers again,
07-08-2014 09:39 AM
timmytard I keep reading.

"When I stand up straight"


@ no point ever, will you be standing up straight when you snowboard. Never, ever.

Boot manufacturers, a long time ago figured out that "you will never stand straight up when snowboarding"

Since then EVERY boot has had forward lean built into them.
Some more than others, but I'm pretty sure they all have it

My toes do that too, when I stand up straight.
It's not very comfy, so I choose not to do it.

Since @ no point ever, while I'm snowboarding, do I stand up straight.
The only time I do is when I choose too.

But like I said, it hurts.
So I don't do it.

So here is the solution to your problem.

Stop standing up straight

If you want to know how they are really going to feel?

Stand with your knees bent, like you will be doing when you're using them.


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