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Unlocking the Perfect Fit: Heat Molding Roller Skate Boots

Finding the ideal roller skate boots can be a game-changer for skaters of all levels. The right fit not only enhances comfort but also boosts performance. Fortunately, with advancements in technology, manufacturers like Bont have introduced innovative heat molding techniques to ensure a customized fit for their roller skate boots.

 

Gone are the days of breaking in rigid and uncomfortable roller skate boots through weeks of painful blisters and sore feet. Heat molding has revolutionized the way skaters experience their gear, allowing for a personalized fit right out of the box. By harnessing the power of heat, skaters can mold their roller skate boots to the contours of their feet, eliminating pressure points and providing unparalleled support.

 

Bont, a renowned manufacturer in the roller skate industry, has been at the forefront of this technology, consistently delivering top-quality products that prioritize skater comfort and performance. Their heat molding process ensures that each individual can achieve a fit that feels like a second skin, enhancing agility and control on wheels.

 

To make the heat molding process even more accessible and user-friendly, they have released two new video tutorials. Whether you own a pair of Bont fiberglass boot roller skates or their cutting-edge carbon fiber boot models, these tutorials will guide you step-by-step through the heat molding process, ensuring a perfect fit every time.

How to heat mold your Bont Fiberglass roller skate boots

Bont manufactures the most heat moldable boots available in the market. Bont’s proprietary resin possesses exceptional stiffness but becomes pliable at relatively low temperatures. However, you do not need to heat mold them if they fit you out of the box. Fiberglass base boots can be heat molded using only your hairdryer for a custom fit.

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Firstly, remove your insoles if they are removable. Next, turn your hair dryer onto the highest setting. Hold the dryer and gently move it around the area you need to heat mold. 

 

After a few minutes of heating, you’ll notice that your boot starts to go soft. Continue to use the hair dryer for 5 minutes until the boot becomes very soft and moldable. 

 

If the boot isn’t soft enough after 5 minutes, don’t worry. Simply use the hair dryer again, checking the boot at minute intervals until it reaches the desired softness and moldability. 

 

Caution: Do not place your feet in the hot boots as you may burn your feet. 

 

Check the temperature of your boot with your hand to ensure it is safe to handle. 

 

Next, place your feet in the boots, lace them up, and hold the heel tightly until the boot cools. 

 

If you have any lumps or bunions on your feet or 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. 

 

Congratulations! Your heat molding is now complete. Remember, you can heat mold the boots as many times as you like.

Boot models include: Prostar, Parkstar, standard Hybrid or Hybrid Fiberglass, standard Racer, and old model fiberglass Quadstar

How to heat mold your Bont carbon roller skate boots

Bont manufactures the most heat moldable boots available in the market. Bont’s proprietary resin possesses exceptional stiffness but becomes pliable at relatively low temperatures. However, you do not need to heat mold them if they fit you out of the box. Heat Molding 

 

INSTRUCTIONS 

Firstly, remove the wheels, plate, and mounting boots from your Bont boots. If your insoles are removable, take them out as well. Additionally, if you have waxed or shimmer laces, it’s advisable to remove them. 

 

Pre-heat your oven to 85°C/185°F. It is highly recommended to use an external thermometer to ensure accuracy, as some oven thermostats may be unreliable. 

 

Once the oven reaches the desired temperature, place your Bont boots inside for approximately 15-20 minutes. Please note that exceeding higher temperatures than recommended will not only void your warranty but also potentially damage your boots. 

 

After 15 minutes, check if the boots are ready by gently squeezing the back of the boot. If the resin has become soft, your boots are ready for molding. However, if they are not yet pliable, put them back into the oven and continue heating until the carbon softens. Remember to check the boots every 5 minutes to avoid overheating. 

 

Caution: Do not place your feet in the hot boots as you may burn your feet. 

 

Allow the boots to cool down slightly, and check the temperature with your hand to ensure it is safe to handle. 

 

Next, tighten the straps of your boots, and stand in them with your knees slightly bent. 

 

Do not lift your heels off the ground or walk in the boots when they are hot. The carbon material is not designed to withstand these actions while heated, as it may lead to cracks or damage. 

 

Allow approximately 5-10 minutes for the boots to cool on your feet, ensuring a secure and comfortable fit. 

 

If you have any lumps or bunions on your feet or 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. 

 

Congratulations! Your heat molding is now complete. Remember, you can heat mold the boots as many times as you like.

Boot models include: Carbon Quadstar, Hybrid Carbon & Racer Carbon

The answer is no. Please stick to the guidelines and your boots will not be damaged.

Whether you’re a seasoned skater or just starting on your roller skate journey, heat molding can make a world of difference.

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