I have skied about 10 days in the Scorpions, with no adjustments at all, other than using the custom InstaPrint footbed from my previous boots. The fit is good, about 1/2 inch of space during the shell fit.
The boots are great, but I'm not impressed with the stock liners - they're reasonable, but not great. Before having any stretching, grinding and what not, I'm thinking of getting the ZipFit liners. Based on reading, I'm thinking either Gara or the World Cup model would be a good choice. I definitely want a lace up, and I'm guessing low-volume.
My biggest issue with the stock liners is the difficulty of putting the boots and taking them off. It's difficult at 60 deg in spring, can't even imagine doing that in 20 deg, or so. Part of the problem is that the tongue is rather narrow, and the liner barely wraps around to enclose the entire ankle area. Because of that, I'm having problems with the instep area. There's also some discomfort due to the tongue shifting slightly while skiing.
Since the price of the liners alone, before any additional work, is quite high, I'm looking for any words of advice. Is ZipFit a good choice for this boot?
I'm planning on having it done at Footloose in Mammoth.