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How Do I get my Liners Back into my ski boot

post #1 of 26
Thread Starter 

I just took out my liner of my ski boot to dry out. I can't seem to put it back in.

what are tricks and suggestions on how to do it?

post #2 of 26
Try buying it dinner.

Flowers also help. Sometimes. ;-)

Seriously, open the hard shell up as much as you can, push that toe of the liner down into the toe of the boot as far as you can, and then grab the back of the liner and just push it down in there. Dont take no for an answer.

Having everything warm will help too.

Good luck.
post #3 of 26

Push really hard.

post #4 of 26

Seriously. I put my hand in a fist down into the liner heel after I get the toe in and shove away. I usually have it on the floor where I can get some leverage.

post #5 of 26

Push on the liners heel, and top of the liner at the same time.

post #6 of 26

Put yer foot in the liner and step in?

post #7 of 26

I had the same problem last weekend after doing some more surgery on my liners.  The heel is probably getting stuck on the lower shell at the back.  You may have to fold it a bit to get it past the choke point.  Sprading the shell a few times as far as you can helps.  Failing that you will have to get a boot spreader, or make one from an old calking gun.

post #8 of 26
post #9 of 26
You can rub the heel of the liner with wax - it will help it slip into the shell. I usually use universal :-)
post #10 of 26

I think red klister would work really well.:D

post #11 of 26

I almost never remove my liners as it always seems to fit/feel a bit different until it seats itself properly after skiing a few runs.

 

Instead, i dry my boots from the inside out with a boot drier.

post #12 of 26

I have removed my liners from my shells after every ski day for the past 10 years. I have found the following to be a quick and painless technique to insert your liners:

 

1. place the boot shell in front of you on a firm surface with the toe pointing TOWARDS you. The surface should be sturdy enough for you to apply your own weight as force.

 

2.place the toe of the liner into the boot as far as it will go easily. The heel will still be outside of the shell and the toe should be near the ankle.

 

3. Place your dominant hand into the liner with your palm facing the tongue and the back of your hand touching the foot-bed. Your fingers should be near the toe of the liner and your wrist will bend like your ankle.

 

4. Use your weight to drive the toe of the liner into the toe of the shell.

 

5. Remove your hand. I have Lange boots and this can sometimes be a little difficult.

 

 

I have found that this technique works well and does not damage the liners. The greatest benefit of removing your liners immediately after skiing is that fully drying the liner before reinserting your foot slows the packing out of the liner allowing your boots to last longer. I ski 30 days a year and had my last boots (Lange Fluid) for 6 years before the liners packed out.

post #13 of 26

Every boot is different, some have particular places you need to yank. Two tips:
-try wearing work gloves, you'll be able to exert force without cutting your hand on the plastic
-if you're having trouble getting leverage, try clicking the boot into a binding, and then plant your feet on the ski on each side of the binding

post #14 of 26
Spraying the outside liner with some silicone can make reinserting into the shell a lot easier.
post #15 of 26

If all else fails, have someone else help you by spreading the front flaps of the upper shell to allow the toe of the liner to more easily get lower down into the boot before you really start cramming it in there.

 

My wife's boots are especially hard to put back in (and have hotronics to contend with no less, and she sometimes needs to help me stick it back in there.  ;)

post #16 of 26

The Boot Horn in Rick0061 is the ticket. If you don't want to buy one they are easily made from a plastic For Rent sign that you can find in any Hardware  Store. This will lengthen the life of your liner 7 also keep your blood pressure down.

post #17 of 26
Seriously????? A gizmo to insert boot liners? And people pay money for THAT??? Just push on it hard and it will go in the boot.
post #18 of 26

you could also make one out of a gallon size bottle like a bleach bottle.

 

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Originally Posted by mrski00 View Post
 

The Boot Horn in Rick0061 is the ticket. If you don't want to buy one they are easily made from a plastic For Rent sign that you can find in any Hardware  Store. This will lengthen the life of your liner 7 also keep your blood pressure down.

post #19 of 26

Honestly, this thread has gone too far. It's odd that so many people seem to have such trouble putting a flexible thing in to a rigid shell.

post #20 of 26
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Originally Posted by ecimmortal View Post
 

Honestly, this thread has gone too far. It's odd that so many people seem to have such trouble putting a flexible thing in to a rigid shell.

 

 

Well, most of us have experience putting a rigid thing in a flexible shell.  We're not used to the opposite.

post #21 of 26
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Originally Posted by Kneale Brownson View Post

Spraying the outside liner with some silicone can make reinserting into the shell a lot easier.

Works for me. But your boots will squeak more while you're skiing.

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Originally Posted by mcmaxwell View Post
 

I have removed my liners from my shells after every ski day for the past 10 years. I have found the following to be a quick and painless technique to insert your liners:

 

1. place the boot shell in front of you on a firm surface with the toe pointing TOWARDS you. The surface should be sturdy enough for you to apply your own weight as force.

 

2.place the toe of the liner into the boot as far as it will go easily. The heel will still be outside of the shell and the toe should be near the ankle.

 

3. Place your dominant hand into the liner with your palm facing the tongue and the back of your hand touching the foot-bed. Your fingers should be near the toe of the liner and your wrist will bend like your ankle.

 

4. Use your weight to drive the toe of the liner into the toe of the shell.

 

5. Remove your hand. I have Lange boots and this can sometimes be a little difficult.

 

 

I have found that this technique works well and does not damage the liners. The greatest benefit of removing your liners immediately after skiing is that fully drying the liner before reinserting your foot slows the packing out of the liner allowing your boots to last longer. I ski 30 days a year and had my last boots (Lange Fluid) for 6 years before the liners packed out.

This is the way to do it. As you pus h the liner in you are following the curve of the boot with your hand. I have got my hand stuck when I pushed it in too far.

post #22 of 26
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Originally Posted by TheArchitect View Post
 

 

Well, most of us have experience putting a rigid thing in a flexible shell.  We're not used to the opposite.

So true, brother. So true.

 

Just push harder and use some lube if necessary. Not sure what the fuss is about...

post #23 of 26
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Originally Posted by skier_j View Post
 

you could also make one out of a gallon size bottle like a bleach bottle.

 

Quote:

Originally Posted by mrski00 View Post
 

The Boot Horn in Rick0061 is the ticket. If you don't want to buy one they are easily made from a plastic For Rent sign that you can find in any Hardware  Store. This will lengthen the life of your liner 7 also keep your blood pressure down.

Beat me to it.  Just don't forget to rinse all the sodium hypo-chlorite out.

post #24 of 26
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Originally Posted by ecimmortal View Post
 

Honestly, this thread has gone too far. It's odd that so many people seem to have such trouble putting a flexible thing in to a rigid shell.

Flexible is a relative term.  You got rigid right though.IMG_0043.jpg

 

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post #25 of 26

The silicone spray idea works really well.  I use Lemon Pledge furniture polish (really, I'm not kidding) because it has lots of silicone in it and it's cheap and easy to find at the grocery store.  Makes your boots smell lemon fresh too!

post #26 of 26
Interesting idea with that silicone spray, going to keep that in mind. I just push really hard on the liner and pray it doesn't rip lol.

Wonder if it works on my feet too, always a painful struggle to put boots on and off.
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