or Connect
EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › On the Snow (Skiing Forums) › Ski Gear Discussion › anyway to salvage ski boots where the liner is becoming too short?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

anyway to salvage ski boots where the liner is becoming too short?

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 

I have a pretty old pair of ski boots that were bought used to start with, and starting this season, the liner has shrunk so much that it goes below the top of the cuff so my leg hits hard plastic where the liner no longer reaches.  is there a way to stretch or expand the liner again or is it pretty much done at this point?

 

thanks

post #2 of 11

You can buy replacement liners from Intuition, Zip-fit, et al.  But unless you really love your boots you're probably better off buying new.

post #3 of 11
Sure you're not missing the boot board inside the boot? It's the little platform at the bottom. That's about the only thing i can think of that would have the liners "shrink" that much. Either way they're toast.
post #4 of 11
Liners shrink? Have never had this happen and I don't get new boots often.
post #5 of 11
Maybe Mice?
Have never heard of a liner shrinking that much on a boot new enough to have a liner. That's got to be 30 years we've had liners? 40?
post #6 of 11
Thread Starter 

I have the original boot board still inside.  And I am not sure what caused it to shrink either but here are some photos:

 

 

 

according to the product photo it should be much higher:

 

 

 

i guess if it is not salvageable it is time to get new boots. but i suppose it is weird that that happened still.

post #7 of 11
Was it actually as high as in the product ad?
That's an intuition liner yes?
Maybe pull it out and take a pic.
post #8 of 11

This can happen if the liners got heated somehow.  Intuitions will shrink up if overheated and get very stiff.  

 

Are the liners stiffer/harder?

 

You may be able to heat and reshape them if they haven't been heated too many times already.

 

Mike

post #9 of 11
Thread Starter 

hmm ok thanks.  The liners do say intuition and I guess i put the boots by the vents one too many times.  They are in fact quite stiff and hard now.  Will try heating and pulling on them to see if they get longer.

post #10 of 11

Go to the intuition website and look at the instructions on how to fit their liners.  Most important is the toecaps to provide a bit of wiggle room for your toes. You can cut off the toes from 2 pairs of socks to do the same thing.  If there is any life left in them, you'll be able to refit.  If not, new liners at under $200 is a cheap fix if the soles are still in good shape. 

post #11 of 11

Call Intuition.  Explain your problem.  Most likely they will ship you a new pair of liners.  That's how they roll.

 

Certainly worth a try.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Ski Gear Discussion
EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › On the Snow (Skiing Forums) › Ski Gear Discussion › anyway to salvage ski boots where the liner is becoming too short?