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Correct heat moulding process

 Poster: A snowHead
Poster: A snowHead
Hey there,
I've just bought my first pair of boots and had them heat moulded instore. It was almost closing time so the process was a bit rushed, and I don't think tit was done correctly. Basically I put them on, tied up the laces tight and was told to walk around for five minutes.

Everything I've read online (and on the box of the boots) says stay still for ten minutes until it's fully cooled. I rang the manager the next day to ask if this was normal that i was told to walk around, and he said there are two schools of thought on standing still vs walking around. Because I'm in Australia I don't go that often, a couple of trips a season at least, so the manager was saying it helps to speed up the break in process by walking around in them. I know I don't go much but I still want them fitted properly because I've just spent three hundred bucks on them. I'm worried that even if I remould them, they will never fit as well as they could due to the walking around. And would getting them moulded twice age the boot?

Any thoughts?
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 Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Hey @dudeonthenet, welcome to SH.

Relax. The boots will be fine. Once you've ridden them a bit they'll certainly soften up a bit more and take on your foot shape. If you are finding the footbeds in the liners are uncomfortable, then the majority of them can be reheated and remoulded if you want to, but after a few days riding this will happen naturally. Personally I like to move around a bit in a boot when they're in that first mould process, particularly weighting them forward and backward, toe and heel, as thats how you're going to be using them.

Out of interest, what boots did you get?
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Hey Richard, thanks for your reply. Yeah unfortunately I didn't really move from heel to toe much as per the snowboard action, but I guess you get that a little from walking around. I think they can be reheated because they are meant to be 'intuitive'. The boots I've bought are Thirtytwo light JP Walker. And they have a 3D moulded tongue.
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Heat moulding only accelerates the bedding in process. They will be fine after a few hours of riding.

I have never had a pair of board boots heat moulded.
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