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Narrowing boot liner at ankle

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Yeah, yeah... Another heel lift question.
Starting to get lift and blisters in my otherwise comfy ( and too warm on occasions) boots. Not old boots by any means, but already not that tight a fit - small and narrow paws - but I think that I'll be OK with some butterfly foam ankle wrap volume reducer things, like on ski boot liners. But I can't seem to find any for sale ( well, maybe 1 place has 'em but £40 for both boots).
Also, my liners are fabric ( not the shiny plastic like many modern ski boots) and with raised tape support ribs for the lace-up pull system - so I wonder how well they'll stick anyway.
Any ideas? Anywhere I could buy a suitable stick - on foam or other solution? ( Already got custom insoles.)
2 pairs of thick socks??? rolling eyes
Ta.
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Or try Ezeefit neoprene heel socks for reducing blisters. They do an ultra thin, 2mm and 3mm version.
I use the 2mm for ski touring, very impressed with them.

https://www.ezeefitsports.com/product-p/030.htm
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I’ve got a grey plastic thing which fits round the heel of the inner boot and fills extra space in the ankle pocket. A vertical stripe of the sticky padded stuff on each side of heel also helps - surely available from amazon or try spyderjon on here?
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You could try J-Bars which stick on the outside of the liner around where your anklebone is to hold the inner tighter to your foot.
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https://www.stopheellift.com maybe?
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@Scarpa, interesting idea. But if you have a narrow heel and rear foot already, doesn't it just cause more blister rubbing spots? Looking at the picture there's a pocket where the skin of the heel shows through - pretty much where I get the problem...

@BobinCH, that's the jobbies I'm after ( or the Sidas butterflies, for ski boots maybe) - now, where do I get them? And your "grey thing" sounds good. I'll see if spyderjon can help, too.

@Richard_Sideways, again, yes, but where can I get them? None on EB as far as I can find, nor Google.

@HandyHand, bit small I think but, thanks, at least a possibility.
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J Bars come with Burton boots IIRC so find a stockist and ask if they have any spares knocking about. Failing that give CEM a ring and I'm sure he can post you something.
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@Grizzler, https://www.stopheellift.com/products/shl-version2
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https://www.skiequipmentuk.co.uk/product/spares/ski-boot-liners/nordica-ski-boot-heel-retainers-and-volume-reducers/
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Perhaps NOT for snowboard boots although you can decide, i use gaffer tape ( or similar) on the ski boot shell INTERNALLY to decrease slop / increase pressure around / over foot instep, ankle pocket. 2, 3 or 4 layers can make a real positive difference allowing fine customization to each foot with no additional packing down other than the original liner. Taking liners in/out can snag the tape . I don't and use a Thermic warm air dryer - very happy with this highly custom fix.
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@BobinCH, useful. I'll gitve AT a ring.

Thanks everyone - some good ideas and links. I'll try CEM too.
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My guess is that these would probably do the job:

https://www.skiequipmentuk.co.uk/product/spares/ski-boot-repair/sidas-butterfly-ankle-volume-reducers-for-ski-boots/
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@rogg, Yes, that's what I originally started off wanting - but they say you need a pack of 2 per boots, hence the £40 (plus P&P?)

The helpful Mr CEM has pointed me to some adhesive neoprene on EB which is a mite cheaper, to say the least, so might have a play with scissors and paper patterns first.
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what make are your boots? How much is your ankling lifting (could yet get away with some heal wedges in the base of your foot if its only a cm?)
Burton will send you Jbars if you have burton. These are rubber in a J/L shape that attach to the boot (not the liner) as there should be velcro for them.
Alterantively ThirtyTwo do 2 types of heel hold kits
One is circular & the other is a bit more complex





You can see on the 3rd pic that the kit has a few options. They are like rocking horse poo-poo. I used to have both (unopened), but no idea where they are atm Sad

Think I had my sets from ebay & absolut snow - but was a few years ago so not 100% sure.
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keep an eye on ebay... this pair was sold end of Jan

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Thirtytwo-Heel-hold-kit-suitable-for-any-Brand-of-snowboard-or-ski-boot/282726472671?hash=item41d3cf9bdf:g:JmEAAOSwVNxaA18s
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@Mr.Egg, We use the ones shown in your third pic. Work very well. Probably bought from absolute some years ago though. Easy to make diy ones though.
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