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Molding ThermoFlex liners - do you do it?


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Do you heat mold your liners?  

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  1. 1. Do you heat mold your liners?

    • No- use them as they come out of the box
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    • Sometimes
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    • Always - must do for nice fit
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I did it myself, using the info provided on this site and my own oven. It was a 423 Raichle. And everything went OK (no folding). I could feel that it got better and felt more comfortable after molding, but not a difference of night and day as some suggest. But then again, maybe my feet dimensions were not too much off of the original liner's inner space.

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I started molding mine after the local shop melted a pair of mine. I think when I said 250 he thought I meant 250C and cranked up the oven. Wouldn't you wonder if foam liners were meant to be heated to more than twice the temperature needed to boil water? I guess I was the fool for not finding out how many thermoflex liners he'd done before. They bought me some new ones and I do my own now. The results have been great. Just follow Dave Morgan's directions at YYZCANUCK.com

Chris

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I've done 4 sets so far this year. I have a convection oven (a fan inside that prevents any hot spots) and followed the directions mentioned in the previous post. ( 12 minutes in a 225 degree f oven). I do them one at a time so I'm not worried about the one that is still in there. Two things that I do different: First, I made a boot horn out of a piece of pvc I cut out of an old rain gutter. It's about 1 1/2'" wide and 18" long. It allows the liner to slide into the boot easier than a piece of duct tape (dont forget to pull it out) The other is, I use an Ace bandage to wrap the liner with before I slip it into the boot. Overlap the liner, hook the little clips onto the liner in the direction of the overlap, take a couple of wraps around the top, a couple around the instep and just hold the rest up your leg while slipping your foot into the boot.

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I've done a number of moldings myself. My first-ever pair was a used pair of 224's with thermos, so I practiced on those. I must have molded that pair 7 or 8 times... the shells were too big, and I kept re-molding every time they packed out.

I did have a bootfitter do it once, they didn't come out any better than my do-it-yourself moldings. I will acknowledge that they are the bootfitting experts, but I know my feet well and know what I have to do to keep them happy, I guess it balances out.

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I'm on my first ever pair of thermofits.

Unmolded they were massively uncomfortable - I could hardly bear to try them on. Molded they actually feel a bit too big (I have size 28 shells and 27.5 cm feet).

Next time I'd go a size smaller, but the thought of just trying to squeeze my feet into a pair of unmolded 27s is pretty scary.

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Originally posted by Baka Dasai

I'm on my first ever pair of thermofits.

Unmolded they were massively uncomfortable - I could hardly bear to try them on. Molded they actually feel a bit too big (I have size 28 shells and 27.5 cm feet).

Next time I'd go a size smaller, but the thought of just trying to squeeze my feet into a pair of unmolded 27s is pretty scary.

You should do the shell test to determine if they will fit or not. I wouldn't even bother trying them on with the liner until you've molded them.

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Originally posted by AlpentalRider

You should do the shell test to determine if they will fit or not.

You mean the "how many fingers can I fit behind my heel" test?

I think it was 2 with the 28s, and 1 with the 27s. I was a bit torn, but I went with the 28s because they were on sale (60% off). Maybe a bad decision in hindsight.

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