Bont Heat Molding your Skates
Bont boots are the most heat moldable boots available. Bont's proprietary resin has been developed and perfected over 45 years to be an extremely stiff resin that becomes pliable at relatively low temperatures. Unlike other skates which are moldable only in select locations, all Bont boots are able to be molded over the entire base providing skaters not only with the most anatomically designed boot on the market today but also with the ability to fine-tune the fit of the entire boot to give a customized fit.
You may have tried heat molding other brands of boots and found that you needed to increase the temperature to try to get it to mold. That is not the case with your Bont boots and we urge you to start with low temperatures.
The base of the boot is moldable which means all stiff areas of the boot can be molded in a standard oven. This is unlike most boots on the market which have uppers that are moldable. You do not need to mold your boots if they fit you straight out of the box. To mold your boots, remove the wheels and insole if it is removable. You can leave the frame on if you wish. Pre heat the oven to 85°C/185°F. Place the boot in the oven for 15-20 minutes. Higher temperatures will void your warranty and may damage your boot. Caution: Do not place your feet in the hot boots or you may burn your feet. Let them cool a little and test the boot temperature with your hand before placing your feet in them. Tighten the straps/laces/buckles and allow to cool. If you have any lumps or bunions on your feet or if there are any areas causing discomfort, while the boot is still warm you can use the round end of a blunt object to press out any part of the boot. You can heat mold the boots as many times as you like.
Heat Molding FAQ: If the boots take 20 minutes to mold at 85°C, can I put them in the oven for 10 minutes at 170°C? The answer is no. Please stick to the guidelines and your boots will not be damaged.
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