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New Fischer BOA shoes in the house ... and wait, there is more from Hotronic

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Not having sample size feet sometimes puts me behind and that is the case with Fischer's RC4 MV 140 BOA with Zipfit liners. I need to get the boot set up yet but what is also a sneak peak is Hotronics Bootcaps ® toe insulators which we will be reporting back on as soon as Old Man Winter arrives in Tahoe.

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What are those Bootcaps insulators? Do they go in the boot? Interfere with fit? Just insulation or is there a heating element? So many questions.
 
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What are those Bootcaps insulators? Do they go in the boot? Interfere with fit? Just insulation or is there a heating element? So many questions.
They go OVER the toe of the shell.
 
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Snow is coming so lets see how they work.

 
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Cool. I assume there is a pretty decent adhesive on the back of those toecaps. Will keep a look out for your updates. Curious to see how they hold up skiing at speed in boot deep snow.
 
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Curious to see how they hold up skiing at speed in boot deep snow.
Honestly, seeing how they went on ... I am hoping I will be able to take them off. :geek:
 

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Honestly, seeing how they went on ... I am hoping I will be able to take them off. :geek:
Sorry a little off topic from the main post but isopropyl alcohol even at 90% is generally safe for plastics although it can leave a surface haze although I admit I don't recall ever using it on ski boots.
 

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I'm assuming they do not interfere with the specifications for the Alpine boot sole? (i.e. They don't encroach on the binding toe wings that need clearance of the boot upper in order to interface to the top surface of the sole.) [Section A-A and detail X]

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Snow is coming so lets see how they work.

Looks like they function much as Boot Gloves, and it makes total sense that the benefit is gained mostly in the toe cap area to block the cool air rushing past the boot, or rather the boot rushing through the cool air (as occurs when skiing blacks ;).
 
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I'm assuming they do not interfere with the specifications for the Alpine boot sole? (i.e. They don't encroach on the binding toe wings that need clearance of the boot upper in order to interface to the top surface of the sole.) [Section A-A and detail X]

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Addressed, since they are working with Hotronics (and BootDoc) for distribution, that has been addressed. Plus a guide is included in the packaging for installation.
 

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Very interesting concept and yes, reminds me of the Boot Glove idea.

If this product is so effective, it makes you wonder why ski boots aren't designed with such a feature already built in?

Maybe the majority of the general ski population doesn't have issues with poor circulation in their feet?

I've been using Hottronics for ten years and have been mostly pleased. However, to the designers point, you have to manage the batteries and delicate electronics. This might be a good solution for me down to 5-10 degrees and then only use the Hottronics as well on the absolutely bitter days.

At $50, it's a very low risk investment. I think I'll give it a shot.
 
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