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Adjustments to boot liners, would this cause wet socks?

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Hello, I'm after a little advice & hope someone could assist. I've just come back from 12 days skiing in Hokkaido & for the 1st time with my current boots (Head World Cup)I had really wet toes on a couple of days. I often have an issue with sweaty feet but this was different, I could feel my socks being squeltchy & no my feet dont sweat this much. Needless to say this combined with some chilly conditions wasnt an ideal way to spend some of my trip.

I suspect I know what has caused this but I was wanting to get some more opinions before I do anything about it.

Bit of background: I have to get work done on my boots every year as I have bunions, I think thats what they are called (boney bumps on the inside of my feet at the base of my big toes) This work is just normally blowing out the shell in this area. However after the wet sock issue I pulled the liners out & found that the liner had been shaved/sanded back quite drastically. So much so that there is only a thin layer of very porous looking sponge (brown bits in pics). I suspect this to be cause the issue as only the front part of my feet were wet.

What I was wanting to know is how much moisture is there normally between the shell & liner. I've never really noticed before. The days I was having the problems I was skiing mainly in boot to knee high powder. My ski pants do have a snow skirt which was done up but I think some moisture would still get through.

Liners used to be red but as you can see its been taken back a couple layers as seen below.


Would appreciate any thoughts on this.

Thanks
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Anthony-Jat... The area that was "shaved" should have been sealed to prevent moisture (or water) penetration to the foot. Try using a thin tape to seal the area.
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