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Intuition Dreamliners in Atomic M-tech: which volume to get ?

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 

Hi,

 

I am looking to replace the stock liners of my Atomic M90 boots with Intuition Dreamliners (reason: starting to fall apart a bit).

 

Intuition is offering 3 kinds of volume: high, medium, low.

 

Considering that my M-Techs fit me fine with the stock liners, a 2mm heel lift in each boot and Sole insoles, which volume should I get (in other words: which one would be closest to stock M9 liners ?)

 

"Fit me fine" meansI don't have any pressure points and have an overall good "grip" from my boots without having to overtighten them.

 

I shot a question to Intuition, but didn't get an answer yet (and am genuinly interested in the opinnion of the boot specialists here at Epicski, for reference).

 

Thx

 

Pieter

post #2 of 12

mid volume, but call intuition and ask them when yo are ordering.

post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 

Got the size 10/28.0 MV Dreamliners yesterday.  After contacting Intuition they suggested Mid Volume

 

In comparison with my stock Atomic liners, they seem to take up more volume lengthwise and around the lower leg.

 

I'm actually unable to strech my toes and clearly don't have enough space in the toebox.

 

Around my lower leg, I'm almost unable to close the upper 2 buckles of my boot.

 

As the Intuitions are not supposed to pack out a lot, should I consider the Low Volume Dreamliners, or just return these and try to find some other replacement liners ?  Would todays Hawx Liners fit into my M-Techs (don't know if the M-tech are still made and available in N-America).

 

Are the low volume liners just different lengthwise or all around ?

 

Since the Mid Volume seems OK around instep and forefoot, I'm worried the Low Volume will not be tight enough in these areas.

 

Any suggestions (also sent a mail with the same questions to Intuition, but your input is highly appreciated).

 

Thx

Pieter
 

post #4 of 12

Try taking them to a bootfitter experienced in properly cooking them and fitting you with toe caps and a footbed before forming them to your feet.  They are not plug and play.

post #5 of 12
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by bud heishman View Post

Try taking them to a bootfitter experienced in properly cooking them and fitting you with toe caps and a footbed before forming them to your feet.  They are not plug and play.


Hi Bud,

 

Actually especially bought the Dreamliner because they don't need to be cooked (contrary to other Intuition liners).

Or am I mistaking ?

 

Thx

post #6 of 12
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Originally Posted by Pieter View Post


Hi Bud,

 

Actually especially bought the Dreamliner because they don't need to be cooked (contrary to other Intuition liners).

Or am I mistaking ?

 

Thx

they don't NEED to be cooked, but they work a whole heap better if they are

post #7 of 12
Thread Starter 

So let me get this straight: contrary to my original atomic liners that fit right out of the box, the liner that are sold as (quoting Intuition site) "delivering a custom performace fit with maximum comfort and minimal effort - straight out of the box" still needs a boot doctor to get them fit alright ?

 

Apart from that, any thougts on going for the low-volume liner ?

post #8 of 12

without seeing your feet it is impossible to say

 

the low volume one will be looser than the mid volume one, but will it be looser in the right places? no idea as i do not have your feet in front of you

 

 

so yup, afraid it does need someone to get you in the right liner/shell combo, there is no easy way and if intuition think they can bypass the whole, fitting process by producing a liner which "fits out the box" then they have more to learn than i thought

post #9 of 12

The to box on those M-Tech is 102mm. Same as Hawx. If u order a Hawx Elite or Pro liner ur boot will feel like new.

post #10 of 12
Thread Starter 
@johnny: contacted Atomic and they'll sellette me their liners through a local shop.

Sent the Dreamliners back to Intuition.
Thx to all for the comments

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post #11 of 12
Thread Starter 

Just a follow up: ordered a pair of Atomic ASY Pro Liners through my local Atomic dealer, and they are asking 75$ per liner and additionnal 20$ shipping, which would total around 200$ with taxes, about the same as a pair of Intuitions ?

 

Is this right or is the local shop just trying to make some extra cash ?

post #12 of 12

$200 for liners is about right,

 

get the intuitions heated, with THICK toe caps, and you should be fine.  You have just not felt a tight boot in a long time.

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