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Lace-up liners vs non Lace-up - what are the pros and cons

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I'm looking at getting some new boots this season. My 5 year old Rossignol boots have served me well but after 50 sessions (day + night) last season I think they've started to reach their limit and are getting packed out.

I've recently tried Lange RX 100 (non lace-up liner) and XT 100 (lace-up liner, also "light weight")

What are the reasons for choosing one liner style or the other ?

Does it really matter that much to an recreational skier (as opposed to a racer or other high-end skier) ?

How much less warmth can I expect from the "light weight" liner in the XT100 ?

As an instructor, I do a lot of walking up and down hill with beginners (especially kids) so I can see the XT100 perhaps having some benefits over the RX100 due to the Power V-Lock feature. Other than that, most of my time is spent on trails and rarely needing to hike anywhere in the sidecountry.

Thoughts / comments ?

Any specific feedback based on a side-by-side comparison of these two boots in action would be appreciated.
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the liner is really secondary, and you should get the shell that fits you best.

 

I dont see a downside to the walk mode of the XT, so if that fits better, get that.

 

laceup, can help hold your foot in place a bit better with the walk mode on, for either touring, or teaching kids...

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