HOW TO HEATMOLD
Adapt boots are the only boots on the aggressive market that are completely heatmoldable. Because of the use of special fibers, your Adapt boot can be molded at lower temperatures. There are four areas of interest for heatmolding: the fit, the cuff area, the toecap and the base of the boot. When your Adapt boot fits perfectly out of the box, we urge you not to heatmold them. Heatmolding is a difficult process which can go wrong when you are unexperienced or do not follow the guidelines.
Make sure you use a trustworthy oven, that actually heats up to the set temperature. Some ovens tend to pre-heat by using a higher temperature. Preheat the oven and make sure you check the internal temperature in the oven before placing your boot in the oven. You can use an oven thermometer to check the temperature. Do not own an oven thermometer? We offer one here.
When placing the boot in the oven, make sure it does not touch any metal parts in the oven, since these tend to reach higher temperatures. You can place the boot on a piece of undyed/unprinted cardboard (for instance, from the skate box your skates arrived in).
NOTE: The tutorials below are explained by heatmolding an aggressive skate. You can use these same instructions for heatmolding your Hyperskates. Please make sure that in case of heatmolding a Hyperskate, you leave the frames on the boot. This will prevent any accidental damage to or shifting of the frame mounts.
Heatmolding to improve the fit: if you want to make your skates feel like you have already skated them a few times you can heatmold the boot to make the padding form to your feet.
Heatmolding the cuff area: the cuff area contains the least fibers of the shell and is therefore the easiest to heatmold. You can form the shape of the cuff a bit outwards when you feel it is too tight around your ankle.
NOTE: you cannot change the forward flex of the cuff by pushing the cuff more forward or backwards. If you do this you can damage the shell internally.
Heatmolding the toe box: If your adapts feel a bit too tight around your toes, it is posssible to make a bit more room in the toe area. The toe box only consists of the heatmoldable fiber and is therefore easily moldable.
NOTE: if you push out the toebox too far, you will put stress on the skin, which can cause wrinkles around the toe.
Heatmolding the base of the boot: If you have a pressure point somewhere on the base of the boot, you can push the shell a bit outwards. This will be the most difficult part to heatmold since the base consists of several layers of fibers, making it more sturdy. Please use the instructions in the next section to heatmold and if you have further questions about heatmolding, please contact us.