Has anyone else had these problems with ZipFit liners?
Can anyone recommend any other liners for the boots?
Which liners might be less hot? (I seem to have the opposite temperature problem to most people!)
What is the material in the socks? That can make a big difference. I change into dry socks whenever it is I take my lunch break. I'm always amazed at how damp they are. Putting on a pair of nice dry socks at midday is a treat. Try it. It might solve your trouble and certainly won't hurt. If your feet are really sweating a lot it will also give your skin a chance to dry out.
Sounds like it might just be sweat rash - as in: the ZipFits are both closer-fitted and also simply don't absorb as much as your usual liners so the sweat stays on your skin.
I say 'just' but sweat rashes can be complicated by yeasts and bacteria, requiring antifungal/antibacterial creams. 'Daktacort' comes to mind here.
Zipfits are known to run warm (so much so that they're often recommended as a solution for cold boots!)
You're not the only person with this problem -- I always overheat on warm days, including my feet.
Definitely make sure you have wool or synthetic (usually polypropylene) socks, and change 'em at lunch if they are wet. Wet+friction will be no fun.
Some people also use spray-on antiperspirant on their feet. If you're sure it is sweating that is the problem, that's easy and cheap to try too.
If you feel like circulation is being cut off it's also possible the liner didn't form well to your foot/leg. You could ask the shop about having it reheated and molded again. One thing you can do is to wear thicker socks or two pairs of socks while they mold the liner, so it won't be as tight when you're just wearing one pair of thin socks.
This year I have ZipFits for the first time. I have never had such wetness in my socks and on the liners at the end of the day.
I expect I am sweating as in the past, but the liners themselves are not absorbing any of that sweat.
It stays on the surface of the liner and/or gets soaked up by my socks. Thankfully, I am not suffering from any rash.
My conclusion is that ZipFits sure handle the foot-sweat differently from stock liners.
That looks like a place where you foot has been rubbing against the liner, and then scratched. I assume since you've read this thread you've already tried changing socks midday if your socks are damp, or at least airing your feet at lunch. I also assume you didn't have this problem with the same socks in different boots or at least a different liner. Intuitions are waterproof so feet do get sweatier in them. (I don't know about zipfits.) Whatever the cause the first thing to do is to stop scratching, which won't be easy. Scratching sets up a vicious cycle--when you scratch you cause changes in the skin that cause more itching>more scratching>more itching. A brief use of an over-the-counter steroid cream or ointment may help break the cycle, but you still have to figure out the root cause.
This may be a yeast infection. The clue is the itchiness you feel. The evil buggers may be living in the Intuition liner, and attacking your leg. Pull the liners out of your boots and (yuk factor here) give them the sniff test. Do they smell odd in any way? If so, yeast may be at fault. Another test: you can buy hydrogen peroxide at your local pharmacy in a squirt bottle for not much money. Squirt some of that hydrogen peroxide onto the liner; if it fizzes, there's something alive on/in that liner that needs to be gotten rid of. If that's the case, maybe Intuition can help. I find hydrogen peroxide to be pretty good at killing this kind of stuff, but who knows what you've got growing in there.
yeast infection seems very unlikely. the rash is a classic excoriation (scratching) rash, most likely from rubbing between the foot and the sock. Any form of irritation will cause itching. I think having a fitter check the fit might be the best solution--can try the peroxide--it probably won't help the rash but the fitter might appreciate it if the liners don't smell, although I imagine they're pretty much immune to the smell.
Yes looks like it is most likely caused by sweat since Intuition Liners are waterproof they don't absorb your sweat. Might be a good idea to wash your liners with some antibacterial soap and rinse. Then make sure to allow your liners to dry completely before wearing again. Using an athletic foot powder could also help your situation a bit. Just remember don't scratch as it will make it much worse even though that can be quite difficult... Maybe try putting some aloe vera on your skin to soothe the itch to help you not itch the area.