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    Gaper -- sounds like you should start a business doing this since you think it would be so easy.

    Even if you figured out a cost-effective way to create individual molds, the bottom line is that feet are tricky. Each foot can take a different level of compression, which can change over time. Bone spurs can grow. Injuries can require more punching, etc. With a boot fitter, those can be addressed without buying a new shell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by auvgeek View Post
    Gaper -- sounds like you should start a business doing this since you think it would be so easy.

    Even if you figured out a cost-effective way to create individual molds, the bottom line is that feet are tricky. Each foot can take a different level of compression, which can change over time. Bone spurs can grow. Injuries can require more punching, etc. With a boot fitter, those can be addressed without buying a new shell.
    This. My 106 left foot fits in 98 boots with no punch. My 107 right foot needs a significant punch. I have much more faith in an experienced human than a cheap 3D scan for getting my boots right. I've had good experiences with a number of boot fitters (and I bet most weren't even "top 100"), despite feet that are shaped/behave quite differently because of a fracture. But I know exactly what I want, and I'm patient. I have no problem making half a dozen visits to get a boot dialed. It's hard for a boot fitter to do a good job if customers A) don't know what they want, and B) are impatient. Maybe a wonder-app can help in such cases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timberridge View Post
    Has anyone used this app to measure other appendages besides feet?
    Ya, but I'm too embarrassed to share my numbers.
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    Alright this is kinda cool. Can someone tell me who makes touring boots that fit my feet based on this magic? I bet I have the highest instep here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by auvgeek View Post
    A jondrums sighting!! How you been, man?
    whelp, this thread went to shit pretty fast so I don't feel bad about wasting the space responding here - lol. Doing pretty good, skiing a bit less, but whenever I do I am totally hooked again. Now its time for new boots, so the internet gear research has kicked up a notch. Been out of the ski world for a few years, so getting caught back up with latest hotness: cast, shift, phantom, a whole crop of rad boots with tech inserts, etc. Fun to hear from you - I guess you moved, huh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jondrums View Post
    whelp, this thread went to shit pretty fast so I don't feel bad about wasting the space responding here - lol.
    Actually the thread went to shit when the app was putting people in the wrong size boots.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chugachjed View Post
    FWIW I think the measurements are probably pretty darn accurate. Itís just their recommendation that follows the measurement that is silly.
    how many times did you repeat it? Cuz I repeated it several times and each dimension differed by several mm each time.
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    I only repeated it twice. But a mm here or there donít mean much IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chugachjed View Post
    I only repeated it twice. But a mm here or there don’t mean much IMO.
    Well, I got up to 4mm different in length and 3 mm different in width. Considering the OP is talking about this in the context of punching and grinding boots, a few mm does mean a lot IME.

    Obviously the app is cool enough that I played with it a bunch, so from that standpoint, thanks for sharing OP. But yeah, I think you'd be more accurate with a ruler.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chugachjed View Post
    I only repeated it twice. But a mm here or there don’t mean much IMO.
    1 mm makes a ton of difference when it comes to boot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacolac View Post
    Alright this is kinda cool. Can someone tell me who makes touring boots that fit my feet based on this magic? I bet I have the highest instep here.
    I'd try Atomic backlands, or Hawx XTD 130s, or FT ascendants. All have heat moldable shells.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacolac View Post
    Alright this is kinda cool. Can someone tell me who makes touring boots that fit my feet based on this magic? I bet I have the highest instep here.

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    I have a higher instep, but much wider foot and I'm in a nordica strider, could be something worth looking into.
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    Great to hear from Jondrums!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacolac View Post
    Alright this is kinda cool. Can someone tell me who makes touring boots that fit my feet based on this magic? I bet I have the highest instep here.

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    I'd be more concerned that your left foot is a full size smaller than your right.

    Anyway, wrap liners are the best I've found for instep -- so some tour wraps whenever they're back in stock would be a smart option regardless of boot choice. Some older Tecnica models had super high insteps, but I'm not sure if that's true of the newer ones.
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