jpa in bend,or wrote a review of Black Diamond Push Telemark Ski Boot - Men's on March 7, 2011
I had tight toes, numb in 45 minutes in these boots, but they felt like just a little punch would make them work. Two shops were very reluctant to punch and neither would do anything with the toes, punching behind the bellows only. So off to Sears and bought a heat gun and a few reversible clamps. Too lazy to shape some wood, the only implement I had to punch the boot was a 350 ml Patron tequila bottle. In it goes, top towards the toe. Heated the toe and continually clamped the Patron bottle toward the toe. Then out with the bottle and in with my foot with as many socks as I could put on and still get into the boot as it cooled. Voila! Boots are now all day comfortable and I have made a few very comfortable short hikes with them. Best all around tele boot I've ever had. Awesome.