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11-27-2015 11:57 AM
bksdds -Little note from the company that makes freesole. Thanks for making a great product.
11-27-2015 11:45 AM
bksdds
32 Focus Boa Fall 2014 Repair

Credit to Wrath for his knowledge, guidance, and brainstorming ideas with me.

Couldn't pass up a deal I found online for some 32 Focus Boa for 179$. I guess it all worked out since I gave my old boots to a friend for free. Once I got the boots I started checking them out from the outside in and noticed the first and only issue with these boots. I emailed 32 customer support about it. I appreciate the great customer service and helpfulness over the phone and emails from Zoe (my future wife ). I decided I couldn't wait to see what could be done about it.

Materials: gloves, clamps, pen, parchment/wax paper, alcohol, scissors, freesole shoe/boot repair (clear color), ziplock bag, small garbage bag, and good lighting.

1. Two pictures below are the issue that freesole fixed. The only way I knew the tubing popped out of the channel after tightening the boot was I would get a weird pressure on my ankle.



-Here's one for reference. Tubing is secured/glued in place from factory. It doesn't separate from the plastic structure anywhere.


2. Gathered everything I'll need for the repair.


3. Made an outline of the plastic part on a piece of parchment cooking paper. I cleaned the tube and plastic areas that are going to be re-bonded with freesole. Q-tip + alcohol works.



4. Freesole is pretty sticky and comes out slow. Applied directly from the tube and used clamps to apply pressure for 24 hours. Put the tube in the freezer per directions on package (put it all in a ziplock bag).



5. Results look pretty good. I put the boot on, tightened up the laces, and flexed around in them. This stuff is heavy duty for sure. I'll check the area periodically to see how it holds up through the season (if MI decides to have one).
02-03-2015 09:49 PM
Phedder
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Originally Posted by flipstah View Post
So I have a weird dilemma.

I have a Burton Moto in 8.5, which is my shoe size in a Converse.

I wear thick socks for warmth and I find that if I tighten the liner laces, the width of my foot gets sore very quickly. If I loosen the liner laces and just tighten the upper zone of my boot, then it's comfier but I find that sometimes, my feet 'pop' out of the heel and feels like I'm on the balls of my feet.

If I pick a smaller size, then it's definitely too tight. Is there a brand that has a wide width profile? To give you a reference point, I find PUMA's very uncomfortable when I wear thick socks and have to wear dress socks.
First I'd try with proper snowboard socks. Thin Merino ones would be best. Huge difference between an oldschool thick sheeps wool sock and a thin merino one designed for snowboarding/outdoors.
02-03-2015 07:25 PM
flipstah
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Originally Posted by Deacon View Post
Thanks! I'll check this out and be educated.
02-03-2015 07:13 PM
Deacon Read:

http://www.snowboardingforum.com/boo...ot-sizing.html
02-03-2015 07:08 PM
flipstah
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Originally Posted by Deacon View Post
Are you looking for sneakers or snowboard boots?? Or does Puma make boots now too?
Snowboard boots, of course. :P

But certain brands fit wider/narrower than others and I've only tried Burton and thirtytwo. I haven't found a store locally that carries Adidas or Nike.
02-03-2015 07:03 PM
Deacon
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Originally Posted by flipstah View Post
So I have a weird dilemma.

I have a Burton Moto in 8.5, which is my shoe size in a Converse.

I wear thick socks for warmth and I find that if I tighten the liner laces, the width of my foot gets sore very quickly. If I loosen the liner laces and just tighten the upper zone of my boot, then it's comfier but I find that sometimes, my feet 'pop' out of the heel and feels like I'm on the balls of my feet.

If I pick a smaller size, then it's definitely too tight. Is there a brand that has a wide width profile? To give you a reference point, I find PUMA's very uncomfortable when I wear thick socks and have to wear dress socks.
Are you looking for sneakers or snowboard boots?? Or does Puma make boots now too?
02-03-2015 05:32 PM
flipstah So I have a weird dilemma.

I have a Burton Moto in 8.5, which is my shoe size in a Converse.

I wear thick socks for warmth and I find that if I tighten the liner laces, the width of my foot gets sore very quickly. If I loosen the liner laces and just tighten the upper zone of my boot, then it's comfier but I find that sometimes, my feet 'pop' out of the heel and feels like I'm on the balls of my feet.

If I pick a smaller size, then it's definitely too tight. Is there a brand that has a wide width profile? To give you a reference point, I find PUMA's very uncomfortable when I wear thick socks and have to wear dress socks.
07-25-2014 03:53 AM
chomps1211
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Originally Posted by GunsN View Post
thanks for advices
Where's GreyDragon when u need him?
07-25-2014 12:45 AM
GunsN thanks for advices
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