Well all in all things went well!! The material is extremely hard, so very hard to be comfortable.
Then a couple fittings later... Heat it, bend it, cut some off, grind a little here, grind a little there, and poof it felt pretty good. I was trampsing around quite well.
So in a week or so we will have a fitting with the real material. I may walk out of there with a new upper socket. I didn't like the valve that was in that one I will see if I can get the kind I have on this socket. Also we will move the valve down and to the left a tad.
Subie sent me a picture of the patch that she will put on the stiff part of the socket. Probably centered a 1/3 of the way from the bottom.
I am sure she will make it look good...
All in all it was good and I am ready for the new one.