Originally Posted by CHRISfromRI
Tried them on a really cold day last season with another ski boot and they were a real pain to deal with, since they don't fit consistently around the front of the boot which then is inconsistent with the binding toe, forward pressure, etc. Had to fiddle with them constantly every time I was stepping in - until I finally gave up and took them off altogether. Not just me, as two people I loaned them to had issues with their bindings as well. I have also asked several people with them on the lift line what they thought, and they all had the same issue but they needed the extra warmth and were willing to fiddle around with them - and they were a better option for them than electric heaters.
My feet rarely get cold. Right now it's a lot easier for me to put the boots on my drier each night and pull the liners every 3-4 ski days for a full drying out. I'm at 32 ski days so far this season...
I don't disagree with them being annoying and I think it odd that they didn't think through them getting in the way of the binding. On mine, I trimmed them at the toe so they don't interfere with the binding. I just click in without having to check now.
The buckle part is another issue but like I mentioned in an earlier post, just cut a hole for the buckle to pop through.
I put mine on the boot dryer every night whether I wear the boot glove or not as the seem to get mighty wet from sweat. I think it's because I wear a sock liner and no sock.
Another issue is the strap across the bottom wears out. When I noticed mine getting thin, I added a few layers of duct tape to it.
Yup, they aren't perfect but compared to all the issues they can prevent (with a little modification), well worth it.