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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-content/uploads/2011/09/IntuitionHomeFit.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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I am at a total loss how you would mold your boot to fit in a seated position to use them in an activity that is based on 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.
You put on several layers of regular socks then put snow socks over them, wouldn't this pack out the boots way too much? That sounds like I would loose some of the heel hold if I stretched everything out that much. I was just gonna put on my snowboard socks only and walk around the house after heating up the liners.
 

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Read the link I posted above, it's a pretty detailed description of what to do.

I would agree that extra socks are a bad idea.
 

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You put on several layers of regular socks then put snow socks over them, wouldn't this pack out the boots way too much? That sounds like I would loose some of the heel hold if I stretched everything out that much. I was just gonna put on my snowboard socks only and walk around the house after heating up the liners.
The 32/Intuition instructions are based on their "fit kit" which includes toe caps that are designed to cover your foot up to about the ball of your foot, which is supposed to give you more room in the toe box if you need it, since having a little extra room in that part of the boot doesn't really affect the function of the boot, mostly just the comfort, assuming the boot fits properly. They tell you to put the foot cap on, then a stocking, which is literally just some pantyhose or something super thin which only holds the toe cap in place. I have heard of people cutting just the toe section off of some old socks to make a homemade toe cap, but I agree that putting full on snowboard socks over the top of those would be too thick. I'd make the ghetto toe cap then wear some thin dress socks over that, since I don't really have any pantyhose laying around...
 

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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...
I am at a total loss how you would mold your boot to fit in a seated position to use them in an activity that is based on STANDING.
Ironically, if you read the instructions from Intuition that Kaborkian posted, it says plain as day "Keep weight on boot 5-7 min STANDING with knees slightly bent." :thumbsup:
 

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The 32/Intuition instructions are based on their "fit kit" which includes toe caps that are designed to cover your foot up to about the ball of your foot, which is supposed to give you more room in the toe box if you need it, since having a little extra room in that part of the boot doesn't really affect the function of the boot, mostly just the comfort, assuming the boot fits properly. They tell you to put the foot cap on, then a stocking, which is literally just some pantyhose or something super thin which only holds the toe cap in place. I have heard of people cutting just the toe section off of some old socks to make a homemade toe cap, but I agree that putting full on snowboard socks over the top of those would be too thick. I'd make the ghetto toe cap then wear some thin dress socks over that, since I don't really have any pantyhose laying around...
Liar. We know your two favorite activities are robbing banks and cross dressing.
 

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Ironically, if you read the instructions from Intuition that Kaborkian posted, it says plain as day "Keep weight on boot 5-7 min STANDING with knees slightly bent." :thumbsup:
Well...it's been a few months since I did it, I guess my reading skillz suck :dunno:

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Liar. We know your two favorite activities are robbing banks and cross dressing.
:laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:

I was waiting for someone to take that opportunity.

Great input guys I really appreciate it.
 

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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...
Both 32 and Burton boots have you stand while molding. As for pack out that's what heat molding does in my opinion. Pack out and break in are almost the same. Heat molding speeds up the break in time. That's why some riders will tell you NOT to heat mild due to speeding up the pack out of your boots.
 
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