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Custom Foot Beds and Intuition Liners

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 

Interested to hear your thoughts on something someone told me. 

 

I have very flat feet and pronate pretty badly.  I wear orthotics in my shoes and had custom ski boot footbeds made at Green Mountain Orthotics Lab for some plug boots a few years back.

 

I just picked up some Intuition liners for a pair of Dynafit Zzeus AT boots.  A friend of mine told me that with Intuitions, there's no need for the custom footbeds once the liners are molded.  Seems nonsensical to me but interested to hear any thoughts on this.

post #2 of 5

bjohansson,

 

Your footbeds were cast (molded) with your ankle joint in a neutral position, if you install them in the liner after it is heated and then

put the liners into the shells, buckle up and wait for the liner to cool, you should be good.

 

IF you don't use the footbeds, who knows where you might hold you ankle inside the boot (without the foot bed)

while the liner is molded.

 

mike

post #3 of 5

I think you want to have them in place when fitting the new liners. Your original bootfitter is addressing issues- pronation and you likely have the same stuff going on.  The footbed should transfer nicely to the new liner. 

 

Amateur Hour: make sure the bootfitter doesn't cook your footbed with the liner cook!  I see it regularly.  Yikes!

 

Your friend is sorta correct.  You can get away with just the Intuition liner and no footbed if you have a neutral foot happy foot, however most skiers (nearly all Intuition fits I deal with) prefer the comfort, support and performance that comes with a custom insert. The Intuition liner so soupy when it is hot, I like having the support of an insert to help structure the foot.

post #4 of 5

Would like to but don't agree that Intuition liners can replace footbeds.  The liner is very soft, not particularly supportive and doesn't provide anywhere near the support most footbeds.  Also your foot position was not controlled inside the boot so how can the footbed be correct?

 

Lou

post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 

Thanks guys.  Yor coments reflect my thinking but I'm no expert.

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