DEELUXE boasts a 20-year history that supports the feet of top-class riders and snowboarders around the world.The technology that this brand has put particular effort into is the boot molding technology called "Thermo Inner" that matches the inner to your last.In order to get to know the thermo-inner better, we created a "molding station" in the shop this term and actually provided the thermo-inner to the manager of F.JANCK in Kanda, Tokyo, which has provided inners that match the feet of customers for many years. Was molded, and the merits were covered along with the molding process.We also asked riders who are familiar with DEELUXE boots about the goodness of thermo-inners for each slippery scene.
Photo: Yoshifumi Shimizu
immediately,Have F.JANCK's manager Shimazu mold the thermo-inner.
Measure boot size
Ride barefoot on the DEELUXE gauge, align your feet with the center of the gauge, pull your heels and bend your knees lightly.In this state, measure the actual size of the foot (vertical dimension and width).Most people have different sizes for their right and left feet, so choose your boot size based on the size of your larger foot.In this case, the actual vertical size is about 25 cm in front and there is a little width, so we recommend boot sizes of 25.5 cm or 26.5 cm (DEELUXE has a 1 cm pitch).The point here is to try on the boots once, listen to the fields and preferences you play in conversation with the customer, and decide the size of the boots.In the past, there were many sizes that were perfect for me, but nowadays many customers find it painful to touch them, so I recommend a slightly larger size with plenty of space.
Warm the inner
Warm the inner in a special oven to soften the ingredients and make them look like freshly baked fluffy bread.Warm for about 10 minutes in cold weather.
Preparing while warming
Fit a special cup (S, M, L 3 sizes) on the toes of your feet.If you mold this cup without fitting it, the actual finger shape will be formed and it will become tight and you will not be able to wear boots for a long time.Therefore, do not mold the fingertips, but put on the cap to secure space.Cut the excess part of the insole with scissors according to the size.
For those who have bones due to wide, high instep, and valgus, there is a separate customized pad.By sticking it according to the habit of your foot, you can create a space inside the inner and eliminate unnecessary pressure, and you can customize the inner more comfortably.These subtle adjustments are best done in a store with experienced staff who handle the number of moldings.At our store, we make our own putts for the customers who are particular about it, so it is possible to customize it in more detail.
When you're ready, put on the thermosocks that use DEELUXE's special thin fibers with the cup and pad on, and wait for molding.Especially women want to wear thick socks when it's cold, but if you do so, the shape of your feet will be blurred if the socks are thick.Therefore, by molding with such thin socks that are more suitable for your feet and wearing them when you actually slip, you will have a better hold feeling and less slippage in the boots.Although this special sock looks thin, it is actually very warm, so we recommend it to customers who have molded it in our shop.
End of warming
Take out the warmed inner and set it on the outer while it is still hot.Put your feet in the set boots and let them get used to it.At that time, bend your knees to prevent wrinkles on the inner and lift the heel to drop it.After that, lightly tighten the boots, then tap the sole of the foot horizontally, or drop the heel firmly and bend and stretch it lightly several times before fully tightening the boots.After that, please wait for about 10 minutes with your boots on until the inner cools.During that time, I have them walk around the store without sitting down.This is because the more natural the shape of the foot is, the more it will move.If you put your weight firmly on the boots, the shape of your feet will be clearer.It's the same with walking, and if you put your knees in the image of slipping, the heel of the heel cup will be deeper, so it will be difficult for the heel of the finished boots to float.
When it's time to sit down, take off your boots and take off all your caps and pads.Remove the inner from the boots again and compare it with the one before it is finished.Finally, please put on your boots again with only the socks on.Ask them to move a little and check that there is no stress on the whole, that the heel's R fits well, and that the fingertips are not hitting strangely.If the heel and ankle are firmly held, the fingertips are a little free and you can move it firmly, it will be in the best condition and it is completed.
* Thermo inner®Is a registered trademark of DEELUXE.
Straight inner before molding
Inner in the shape of your foot
What are the benefits of Thermo Innerwear? ??
Of course, the shape of the foot can be taken by molding.Another advantage is that it is warm, and because it changes the shape of the material itself, it can be fitted without adding extra parts, so it is also light.The number of customers who are concerned about the lightness of boots is increasing, so this is a very important point.Also, people who slip for 1 to 30 days in one season got out of shape, and although they were in good shape at the beginning of the season, there are cases where they became ugly in the second half, but if it is a thermo inner, it will be rehashed. Since it can be done, it can be returned to a fresh state close to new several times.Many customers use it for a long time in that way.I think that you can choose the best boots by molding the inner into your last shape and then choosing the outer according to your slipping scene.
SNOWBOARD SHOP F.JANCK
Manager: Keisuke Shimazu
EMPIRE (boots used this time)
COLOR: Army, Black
SIZE: TF 22.5-30.5 cm (1.0 cm pitch)
PRICE: ￥ 46,000
With the new sole and wider width than last year, it has better power transmission and is suitable for carving and firm edging.The balance is very stable and it is an all-terrain compatible model that you can play all round.Since the entire outer is asymmetrical, it is easy for the knees to get inside, it is easy to balance, and it supports a stable slide.In addition, because it contains a waterproof film called Beatex seamlessly, it has no seams and is resistant to water bleeding.Therefore, it is a recommended point that water does not easily bleed even in the backcountry scene.I also use Tadashi Fuse.
We asked riders who are familiar with DEELUXE boots about the goodness of thermo-inners for each slippery scene!
Konno “Porn” Noboru
Model used: INDEPENDENT
I usually do free riding in Hakuba while doing backcountry photography activities in the Hakuba area.I often slip on steep slopes, so I am very concerned about the fit of the boots.My feet are flat feet, and the heels are more prone to slipping behind people, so it's great to be able to mold my feet with a thermo-inner.It is a setting that you can slip without stress by making the heel fit tightly and creating a space where your fingers can gooper on your toes.Also, by combining it with a spring insole, you can reduce the weak points of flat feet and you will not get tired easily. I've been supported by DEELUXE for about 17 years, but I can't think of snowboarding other than this inner!I usually do molding at VEX of my shop.
Model used: EMPIRE
The thermo-inner fits your foot well, so the boots are responsive.I usually shoot in the backcountry, but climbing and sliding in the mountains puts a lot of strain on my boots.Even in such a hard environment, there is no stress on your feet, so you can rest assured.Also, I think one of the attractions is that you can make a little space on your feet because you can make fine adjustments.I usually bake at Marasaki Sports, or I bake myself.
Model used: ID
About 9% of the streets are on the slopes during the season, and sometimes I ski on the slopes.The thermo-inner is updated every year, and recently it's getting pretty good without baking.I've been wearing DELLUXE for a long time since I started snowboarding, and I'm captivated by the goodness of thermo-inners, so I can't think of wearing other boots.
Model used: ID
I usually shoot streets, and I skate indoors when I'm off. I like the DEELUXE thermo-inner because it's made fairly solid and has a thick feel.From this term, the inner has been renewed and the fitting has improved.The outstanding fit unique to Thermo Inner is one of the reasons why I love these boots.
Model used: ID LARA
Since I mainly slide in the park, I repeat landing jumps and twisting my legs in the jib all day long.Even if you take down your new boots, you don't have to worry about the kicker's severe omission or jib in. Before using DEELUXE, my heels and ankles were always rubbed or hit and hurt.Since I have small feet, the heels immediately floated when the size of the ankle was normal.However, after making it a thermo inner, it will be an inner that fits the shape of your ankle, so it will not hurt at all.Besides, I don't like the feeling that my toes can't move freely, so when I mold it, the toes are baked one size larger than the actual foot.You can bend, stretch, spread your fingers, and move them really freely.Recently, I have them baked at the shop b's east.I have been listening to my wishes in detail, such as feedback on the boots I baked before and what kind of feeling I want to get closer to next, so every time I have them baked, the best boots are completed.
Model used: EMPIRE LARA
Thermo-inner is indispensable in all fields such as skiing fields, slopes and mountains.My feet have heel bones and only the left foot is hallux valgus, so ordinary boots don't fit my feet and hurt.With a thermo inner, you can customize your foot shape, so it doesn't hit a painful place, so it's in good shape.The fact that it fits your feet perfectly means that the reaction to the board is easily transmitted when you apply force.On the contrary, if there is a loose space, the feeling of the sole of the foot does not come back directly, so the original last is also important for slipping.The molding is baked when I go to the manufacturer.The heel is left as it is, and a large pad is attached to the toe.The size of the legs is slightly different on the left and right, so I have them match such subtleties.
Yamaguchi “34 (Miyon)” Miei
Model used: ID LARA
I used to skate mainly in the park, but in the last two years I've been mainly shooting on the streets.Actually, I'm a hallux valgus and it hurts with other boots.However, since I started wearing DEELUXE, I have been made to fit my feet with a thermo-inner, so there is no pain at all.I think DEELUXE is safe for people who have a characteristic foot shape.The molding is baked when I go to the manufacturer.