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Intuition liner

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Thread Starter 
I am planning on purchasing new boots next year. I already know that I am most likely going to get the Solomon X Max 120. Is there any reason other than price not to purchase an intuition linner to go with these new boots?Thank you so much for your time and responses.
post #2 of 10

intution liners are warmer and lighter then any stock liner.    But if you dont have cold feet, and are not walking around, then intuition liners might be solving problems that dont exist.

post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the reply.
post #4 of 10

How did you decide so absolutely on this boot and why do you need another liner?

 

Lou

post #5 of 10
Thread Starter 
Hi Lou, I have been trying different boots for the past year. Last year I purchased two pairs of boots. The first boots were Lange RX 120. The skied great but I had them punched out so much there was nothing left to them. I have a super wide foot. The next boot I went with was Tecnica 10.2 HVL. It was very comfortable but, it was just too heavy, had no heel hold, and skied terrible. I would love a comfortable boot that is actually high-performance. If that even exists. I have a small foot… 24.5. I am an advanced skier that always has cold feet so I was thinking to go immediately with in intuition liner. I hear they're great and I very warm. I was speaking with a few boot fitters that thought the Solomon X-Pro 120 would be just up my alley… I really have no idea. I just want to be in a warm comfortable boot that skis well. Any insight would be greatly appreciated.
post #6 of 10

Well you talk about buying boots but you don't talk about shell fit, how wide your foot is or anything else.  You've tried the Tecnica which is one of the highest volume boots but it sounds as if it was too large.  Your Lange had nothing left but I don't know exactly what that means.  Sometimes boots need extensive work, but it is not typical that at the end we have a boot the customer thinks is customer but has now been worn out by the mods.

 

 

So how wide is your foot and what is the shell fit behind your heel like in a 24?  While you are at it might as well throw in your height and weight.

 

Lou

post #7 of 10
Thread Starter 
Hi Lou, I'm 5'3" on a good day and 135lbs with an athletic build. I am an advanced skier mostly in New England, usually around 50 days. The Lange were punched out at least 10 times and there seemed to be little plastic left. They were always cold and painful even with Hottronics. I then went with Tecnica 10.2 HVL......very clunky and not much heel hold. They seemed to tire my legs out which I have never experienced before....especially being an avid runner. I have a very wide forefoot with a sixth toe. Finding comfortable boots seems to be very frustrating. Skis not an issue. Would do anything for a high performing warm and comfortable boot. Any insight would be greatly appreciated.
post #8 of 10

Sixth toe adds width to your foot but not to your boot.  Boots have to have a solid fit to ski well and to prevent you from exhausting your legs and feet from over buckling or overworking your foot muscles trying to keep your feet in place inside a boot that is too loose.  If your foot for instance is a "D" width without the bunionette then you should be buying a "D" width boot and having it punched for the 6th toe.  If repeated punches in the area aren't working then probably you'd benefit from footbeds and some work in the navicular area of the boot.  If the shop doesn't know where the navicular area is you aren't in a boot fitting shop.

 

So you still haven't said how wide your foot is which is important.  Wide feet don't necessarily mean high volume feet and the boot you were just skiing is one of the highest volume boots available.  Not only side everywhere burr very high in the instep.  Head and all companies make a similar boot and I sell only a handful per year.  A proper foot for an HVL is more that an "E" width with a very high instep, very thick ankle and just generally a massive foot.  Anything else and the boot is useless.

 

There are several very good fitting shops in Vermont and I'm sure there are some in New Hampshire, Mass and throughout New England as well.  So without a picture and knowing what your width is (have it measured at a shoe store or good boot shop) we can't help much, but it sounds to me as if you've been patronizing shops that sell and punch boots rather than fit boots a subtle but important distinction.

 

Send some pics and measure the width and we can help more.

 

Lou

post #9 of 10
Thread Starter 
Thanks Lou! I failed to mention I got the Tecnica on my own and was never fitted. I thought due to the width they would work. When I brought them to a boot fitter he said I had a wide foot 102-106, but a low volume foot. No huge calf or fat feet just a wide foot. Is there anybody or place or a boot you could suggest. The Lange were fitted by a boot fitter who believed in getting the best boot and tweaking it to the individual. It skied great but I was miserable doing it. I ski primarily Sunday River, Maine but would travel to a shop you would recommend. Thanks again
post #10 of 10

I think you were on the right track before.  Wide low volume feet are difficult for certain.  There really is no wide boot that also has a low instep.  But you say your foot is 102-106, burt I'd ask which is it?  106 is for certain wide.  But 102 is in my opinion doable with a 98mm boot and a good fitter and a 100mm boot should be doable period.  In 98 you'll have lots to choose from but one of my favorites is the Head Raptor.  Still you should work with the recommendations of the fitter working with you.  Rossi/Lange has a good 100mm boot but there are plenty of others.

 

I lived in Maine but that was a very long time ago so can't help you with shops in the area, but perhaps someone else here can.

 

Lou

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