Use these self-adhesive foam rubber pads to create a more secure heel pocket and the take up volume on each side of the Achilles. If you are experiencing heel-lift these are great pads to try first.
- Firm 1/8" thick foam rubber resists compression.
- Backed with pressure sensitive adhesive.
- Adhere to the outside of the boot liner.
- Foam can be sanded and trimmed for a precise fit.
- 1/8" thick firm foam.
- Sold as a pair.
- Remove liners from boot.
- Make sure the boot liners are warm and dry.
- Slide foot into liner and locate ankle bones, marking their position on the outside of the liner with a pen or chalk.
- Remove foot from liner.
- Peel backing from pad, apply pad to the boot so the wings of the pad are positioned just below the ankle bone (the mark you made above). Wings should angle down.
- Press pad firmly to boot liner (some liners are more resistant to the adhesive, in this case you can use Duct Tape or Barge Cement to hold the pad in place).
- When sliding the liner back in the boot be aware that the pad does not catch on any part of the boot shell.
- Go ski!
- If you discover pressure points you can remove that section of the pad carefully with a sharp blade.
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I have now used these on the liners for my last three pairs of snowboard boots to eliminate heel lift. I have narrow heels and have always had problems with heel lift - but those problems are now in the past! The adhesive on these pads has been worry-free, and the pads have stayed stay stuck on with no issues when I remove my liners for drying and reinsert them to go riding. The shape has been perfect to both push in the liner above the point of my heel bone/at the base of my achilles and also to add extra purchase to the J bars that are built into my liners' shape.
I have a rather narrow ankle and have had issues with heel lift in every pair of boots I’ve owned or even put on. I’ve tried sizing down to get a more snug fit which worked for like 3/4 days. I bought these, put them on and as of now I rode 5 days in japan with them and it’s been great. After 5/6 hours riding one of my heels started feeling like it might be blistering but it was Fine and I’m sure I could figure out a fix. All in all good stuff.
There is little to no modifying and or cutting to be done. Made to fit
I am amazed an impressed how well this simple product works. Stuck it to the back of my boot liner as depicted and my heel hold increased exponentially. It did however move my foot slightly forward which caused me to need to have my liner molded and stretched to make more room for my toes. The tack on the back isn't really strong and I can see it moving around, so I would suggest grabbing some duct tape to place over it. Not the most visually appealing but who cares what the liner looks like.
was in misery in new mountaineering boots due to a wide forefoot and narrow heel; I was getting blisters on my heels after 1/4 mile of ascent; the ankle wrap pads (trimmed to fit) really helped lock down my heels in combination with heel lifts