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Intuition Power Wrap Plug Bootliner


Pros: Glove-like fit, warm, great performance

Cons: Price

I first bought a pair of Intuition overlap liners (marked "Test" and apparently early 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 the current Power Wrap Plug liners in a 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 for the larger foot).  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 my first 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).  In fact, they fit so well I can easily ski with only the top buckle done up for free skiing and not lose a great deal of performance.

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: improved control; overlap design (easier to get in)

Cons: one pressure point

Needed upgrade of 10+ year-old boot.  Went to Village Ski Loft in Incline Village to browse for new bootliner.  Bootfitter (Ben) looked at my old boots and saw that the shell was in good shape and set me up with Intuitions without trying to push a  new boot sale on me.  He also moved  the old custom footbed/Hotronics heater from the old liner to the new liner. 


The new bootliners made major improvement in boot-ski control and responsiveness due to the custom molding.  Now I know how sloppy and packed out the old liners were. 


Only con:  One pressure point at left inner ankle for which I'll return to VSL for tweaking on my next trip.


Based on my experience, I recommend Intuitions and VSL.


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Pros: Warm ,plush

Cons: skinny calfs need not apply

You say you suffer from cold feet? You want a little cushion? These are your liners ,unless you have skinny calfs.  These are a decent liner that came stock in my Dalbellos ,they just aren't for me,even with a booster strap the overlap at the top of the liner just didn't give me the feeling of the traditional tongued liner.

These are not the liners for me,but if you've got a little more meat on your lower legs you might find the comfort of these liners to your taste.


Pros: firm foot hold

Cons: rough on your shins and sweaty

I really don't recall the price but I'm guessing about $200.
I've used three Intuition liners, the Power Wrap, a softer Wrap version that was standard in some Full Tilts and a softer model that uses a conventional tongue. The Power Wrap certainly provides the best foot hold of the group. It provides a performance fit. I have a narrow foot. I used them to firm up the fit of some boots that were the right length but were a few mm too wide for my foot. They worked - the fit was very good. It probably will take most folks one professional fitting session and a follow-up to tweak a hot spot or two. The Power Wraps are so firm anything but a proper fit will be uncomfortable. They'll also stiffen your boot flex a little.
I do not use the Power Wraps now for two reasons: The material inside the liner that does such a good job of holding your foot in place was rough on my shins. I'm a vacation skier with no skiing for a month then 4 or 5 days in a row. The front of my shins would get irritated on each ski trip but I never was able to ski enough days in a row to get them toughened up a little. That was a minor problem. Another slightly larger issue was the closed foam Intuition liner was very warm but it did not absorb any moisture so my sweaty feet and socks got wetter faster than with a conventional liner. After about 15 days in the Power Wraps I converted to the softer material and conventional tongue model from Intuition. Maybe it is my imagination but I think the softer model with a tongue is a litle easier on my feet.
Intuition Power Wrap Plug Bootliner

Power Wrap Plug Details Introducing the newly developed Intuition Plug liner. This liner is designed to uniformly disperse the increased loads placed over the top of the foot when tightening down with either ski boot buckles or snowboard binding straps. This liner reduces hot spots through strategically placed reinforcements. Increased power, performance and comfort are all standard with this model. Specs: BODY: 9mm HD + 3mm AEPE Overlay SOLE: 9mm HD Double Overlap w/ Stitched Sole Stitch & turn edges Aegis, Anti-Microbial Lining Treatment Pre-molded

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