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Intuition Power Wrap Liner


Pros: Totally Warm!, Extremely Comfortable!, Very Light!

Cons: minor performance reduction

I have worked in the ski business on snow for over 40 years. All but two of them not in Intuition liners. I have never had warmer, more comfortable feet. I recently put my frozen boots on in the parking lot at -30. Initially my feet were cold, but once they warmed up without going inside, they stayed warm all day on one of the coldest days (for me at least) in years. My liners are of the overlap style and I suspect they may be more of a recreational fit (as opposed to the Intuitions with a tongue that are more performance liner). I highly suggest that you get your Intuition liners fitted by a professional boot fitter who has lots of experience in fitting Intuitions. I suspect that is where a lot of people who aren't enormous fans of Intuition are having problems. Just not fitted correctly in the first place. Definitely make sure you have a footbed installed!! When you switch boots, you're going to take your Intuitions with you and have a brand new stock liner to pass on to the next user. Used boots with well used liners aren't the easiest thing to sell, so this is a bonus possibly as well. I would suggest that this might be the ideal liner for ski touring due the weight, comfort and warmth. They are still warm when moist, good for multi day tours.



Cons: A bit of a struggle to get into.

 I have no knowledge of similar liners. However, no piece of equipment has helped my skiing more than these liners. They are extremely comfortable and warm. I'm in ski boots several hours a week and never felt the need to take them off except to drive home. I have the Silver (medium density) liners and don't feel the need for the stiffer Gold liners. The overlap design in these liners require some attention. Sometimes when taking the boots off, the overlap at the bridge of the foot becomes displaced. Just be sure the overlap is where it's supposed to be before buckling up. These liners are a little tough to get into occasionally but they are soooo worth it. You might want to look at the new tongue design out now. Maybe that design solves the problem. You can heat fit these yourself with directions you'll find on this site. I wouldn't re-heat them more than 2 times. They shrink each time the're re-heated. 


Pros: good control of foot for rotary movements/lightweight/seems durable

Cons: no suport in tongue, hard to get in and out of with race shells/takes forever to break in, not warm

my boot fitter set me up in an intuition wrap liner several years ago.    To be honest I have a few problems with this.  I used them in my head world cup ski boots.  That is a pretty stiff performance boot as it is, which made the liner  difficult to place inside the shell as well as pulling it out.   I also found it hard for me to get my foot in and out.  The wrap is particularly annoying as its easy to wrap incorrectly around the foot and get pinched in the shell.  As for being warmer than most liners, I dont buy it.  My feet froze like ice cubes with these.  Also since the liner is basically the same thickness and material through and through, I found little support in the tongue.  Its simply too mushy, unlike a liner with a tongue where you can build a thick and stiffer tongue yet have a softer material for the rest of it.  Example is my head raptor liners.  Very beefy tongue, lots of material behind the cuff to help shape to your leg, yet very thin leather for the rest of it.  I can actually wear a real sock with my head factory liner.  I could never do that with my intuitions. 


The other thing is the first half dozen or more days were miserable in the intuitions.  The heat molding is a lie.  Yes it initially shapes to your foot, but in truth I had to ski the heck out of it to break it in.  Ive had them reshaped once and still had to ski them some. 


As negative as this experience is for me, I do not disregard them for others.  They did control my foot well. They seem to have alot of control in rotary movements.  I dont do that much but maybe for others this is a big deal.  They are very light and they were easy to try out.  As many said, they seem durable.  I sense these may never wear out.  Also I only wore one model of intuitions.  they even have tongue based liners now which I would be more adept to using. 


For alpine skiing Right now I will choose factory liners.  These were a waste of 170 dollars.  Maybe for touring or liners for hiking boots they would work great.  Only experience will tell.



Pros: Light, Warm

Cons: No heel hold-down.

I have a narrow heel and these liners just did not have the capacity to fill in the space around my narrow achilles...leaving me with very little heel hold-down.  I find the heel is the most important place for the boot grip the foot.    In the end I moved these liners to my A/T boots and before I heat molded them, I stuck a few "C" pads to the shell in attempt to fill in the achilles and get more heel hold.  It worked pretty well.  I purchased Zip Fits for my alpine boots and they are WAY better.


Pros: 2nd skin fit, very warm, great for people with foot 'issues'

Cons: Price

I first bought a pair of test overlap liners (precursors to the current plug liner, with similar 9mm high density foam) about six or seven years ago and it made a world of difference to my feet.  I also have a set of the current Power Wrap Plug liners in a different pair of 190 flex Lange RL1 World Cup plug boots.

I have crazy feet. Very high arches, one foot a 10.5 and other a 9.5, Morton's toe, wide flair at the toes, and the obligatory '6th toe' bump at the 5th metatarsal.  My boots have always required lots of work and blowing out of both shell's and stretching of the left shell (I buy shells to fit my small foot, then bump the heel pocket back slightly in the shell and bump out the toe box slightly).  Despite this, I've never been able to get a boot to fit me comfortably for any length of time, and unbuckling my boots in the lift line was always standard operating procedure.

Getting the Intuition liners solved all my problems.  I still need to get my shells worked on, but with the Intuitions inside they now fit like a perfectly fitted glove and are far warmer as well.  On occasion I have needed to have them re-heated and re-fit due to a detached achilles and the large bump the surgery left on my left heel where they re-attached it, and re-fitting solved the problem (no charge by the shop).  I have had one liner re-heated three times and the plug liner redone twice.

When getting fit for the liners it is very important that they use a neoprene cap over your forefoot and toes, as this creates a bit more 'wiggle room' for the piggies, as well a bit of extra space for the common 5th metatarsal bump.

The plug liner is very thin and firm, but if heated long enough and then clamped as tight as you can into the boot during the cooling process, it will conform perfectly to your foot and be perfectly comfortable (although definitely not plush).  I find I only need my buckles tightened very slightly to get my foot perfectly snugged into the boot, with no movement, and at this setting I can ski for a couple of hours without feeling the need to loosen the boot (unlike the couple of 'minutes' I could ski before I got the liners).

There are other similar custom liners out there, but I have no experience with them so can't comment on the comparison.  All I can say is that for someone with extremely challenging feet, I couldn't be happier.


Pros: Very supporting

Cons: fit questionable

Bought at ski shop 1 month ago (Nov 09) put into Nordica Speedmachine 10's.  Fit perfectly on right foot and too short on L foot.  Wore 4 times and had to stop using.  L foot almost 1/2 size bigger than R foot and have to blame boot size of old boots and my feet have changed.  Really like the firmness and instant feedback the liners gave my foot/feet/ankle movement.  Too bad my L foot was just too long for a fit in the probably too small L boot. 
Intuition Power Wrap Liner

Featuring a reinforced cuff that will increase the horsepower of any boot, the Power Wrap model is designed for advanced intermediate to expert level riders. The Power Wrap delivers increased performance, lightening fast energy transmission, while wrappimg your feet in total comfort.

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