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How to Heat Mold
WHAT YOU NEED:
-OVEN (large enough to fit shoes without the shoe touching the oven’s sides or heat elements)
-THERMOMETER (oven should be heated to 90°C / 200°F)
-TIMER OR CLOCK (shoe should be heated for 4-5 minutes)
-HEAT RESISTANT GLOVES (for handling warm shoes)
-ALUMINUM FOIL (to prevent wrinkling in the leather)
PREPARE THE OVEN:
-Place thermometer in oven where it is easy for you to see
-Set oven to 90°C / 200°F then turn oven on.
-Allow 5-10 minutes to heat up to 90°C / 200°F before starting the molding process (if temperature is too hot, adjust oven settings and open the door to allow the temperature to adjust)
PREPEPARE YOUR SHOES:
-Only mold one shoe at a time
-Remove any insoles/orthotics/wedges to avoid heat damage
-Close down the BOA dials to protect the BOA parts and shoe upper from too much heat exposure
-Wrap the toe of the shoe in aluminum foil to prevent possible wrinkling of the leather due to hot spots in your oven
-Place shoes in the oven with heels toward the back. Be careful to not let the shoe upper touch any hot parts of the oven.
-Start your timer for a recommended time of 4-5 minutes
-exceeding the recommended time could damage the shoe
-check the shoe after 4 minutes to see if pliable, if not leave in for 1 more minute
-Take care when removing the shoe from the oven to avoid burning your hand
-When removing the shoe from the oven, do not press or handle the shoe by the toe. This may cause the toe shape to deform
-Remove the shoe from the oven and check if pliable (handle the shoe by the midsection)
-Gently flex the upper heel to check if ready. Do not flex or apply too much pressure as this may damage the sole finish
-When in a seated position, put the shoe on (recommended that you wear cycling socks to get the best fit)
-Adjust the tongue and close the BOA dials. Do not over tighten the BOA dials; only close them to remove lace slack
-Gently press the heel area to mold to your heel. Use your foot as a counter mold to better shape the heel. A little force may be needed
-Gently press the edge to get a good shape. Pressing the heel up and back into the foot helps to capture the foot shape
-Your foot will settle back into the shoe. Adjust the BOA dial to take out any additional slack without over tightening
-Repeat the process for the other shoe
Ride with your new shoes:
-Try to identify any places in the moldable area where you have either pressure points or feel that the shoe is too tight
-Reheat the shoe and, using fingers at the points where you feel any problems, readjust
Frequently asked questions:
Q: How often can I reheat my shoe?
A: As often as you need. However, take care to not degrade the leather upper and adhesives
Q: How long can the shoe stay in the oven?
A: At max recommended temperature, do not leave in the oven for more than 5 minutes
Q: Is a second person needed?
A: No, the process can be done alone, however, a second person is recommended to make the fitting more accurate