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Where to buy boot liners?

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
Hi all, new to the forums, and to skiing for that matter... Would like to start by saying this place is great for a newbie like me, tons of awesome info. My question is if anyone out here knows where I can get boot liners for my Salomon Performa 7.5 boots. The reason I ask is that I purchased the 31.5's, and after skiing in them for a couple months, I think I should have purchased the 31's. Apparently the only difference is the liner (the boot itself is the same). As it is, I have to wear two socks (thick outer ones) to get a stable fit in the boot. My ability level has moved up to intermediate and I am skiing parallel pretty well now, and my feet move around in the boots a bit more than I think they should. I have tried e-mailing Salomon but have gotten no replies. Any info would be appreciated. THanks!
post #2 of 14
your boot shell is too big, any liner will pack out to any shell, a 29, 29.5 30. 30.5 or 31 liner will all strech to be the same in a few days

I bet if you pull the liner out, have your toes touching the front of the shell only, you will have 2-3cm (or more?) behind your heel and the shell, you only want 1cm

buy a new boot that is a MUCH tighter shell fit,

If you really want a new liner I have some new ones for sale for $200 in that size, but agian it is the shell that is the problem, not the liner,

a 31.5 boot fits a US 16-17 shoe....
post #3 of 14
Thread Starter 
Wow... that's kinda what I was afraid of. I am 6'3", 205lbs and wear a 13.5-14 street shoe. My middle toe is longer than my big toe, and my feet are long, but not excessively wide, although I tried on a pair of Dalbello's and they seemed too tight width-wise, I really haven't tried a lot of boots on. The salomons felt great in the shop though, and still do, but I have to wear the thick socks, which I know shouldn't be the case. I'll be honest, when I bought these, I wasn't sure I was really going to get into skiing all that much, but just didn't want the hassle of renting. Since then though, it's gotten in my blood and I definitely know it's gonna be a mild obsession for years to come. I guess I need to just spend the money and go find a shop that can fit me better. It's a bummer though, because the shop I went to is very good and seem to have knowlegeable staff, but I think they just gave me what felt good 'cause I was a newie. Any other tips you all can provide would be helpful when it comes to getting a boot that fits, thanks!
post #4 of 14
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Originally Posted by TWrnCh View Post
It's a bummer though, because the shop I went to is very good and seem to have knowlegeable staff, but I think they just gave me what felt good 'cause I was a newie. Any other tips you all can provide would be helpful when it comes to getting a boot that fits, thanks!
Any good boot fitter should not recommend a boot that is too big. It doesn't matter whether you're a newbie.
post #5 of 14
I don't know about the 31.5 being equivalent to a 16-17 shoe??? It is more like a size 13-14. TWrnCH should probably be in a 30.5 or maybe in some brands and models a 29.5 at the smallest. I would suggest finding a reputable fitter who will match your foot shape to the appropriate shell last. Realize that a new boot will only get looser not tighter as you wear it, so initially it should be fairly snug and if there is a pressure point or two they can be addressed by your fitter to get you comfortable.

b
post #6 of 14
find a boot fitter (not in Michigan?) and work with them

Bud: not sure either (I have 25/8 shoes) but A friend I fitted said he has a 15 shoe most of the time and a 30 was about right, so 31 = 16+ ?

again, someone should see your foot, online is hard for anyone to guess

you can get boots made bigger in almost any direction, you just can't shrink them.
post #7 of 14
That's a tight squeeze for sure!

b
post #8 of 14
Besides the thin race plug liners are there any high performance after-market bladders available from the boot companies? I've looked at Zip Fit and foam (not interested).

In my search, I've concluded that the boot companies in the US only import sets of shells and bladders and some race plug liners, no high performance liners with a little extra padding for someone skiing all day.

Guess they want us to buy the new "improved" boots.:
post #9 of 14
some one on TGR and ebay (I think) has liners for sale for $75ish.

might try them?
post #10 of 14
Thread Starter 
Thanks for all the input guys. I know that the size of my current boots corresponds correctly to my shoe size, but they might have been a tiny bit too big. mntlion mentioned "liners" on ebay and TGR (what's that?). I will try again on e-bay but my last search turned up nothing. Are these diferent liners than replacement booties for my boots? Anyways I guess I should just try to get these boots on E-Bay asap, since they aren't more than 2 months old. Know anyone with bigger feet than me looking for a set of nice lightly used boots? Anyways, thanks again for the help guys, and any other info or rec's would be appreciated.
post #11 of 14
TGR = teton gravity research

www.tetongravity.com

bit less moderated site, bit more fun, bit rougher around the edges.

search and you should be able to find them

but really, just sell yours and buy the right size
post #12 of 14
31.5 to 31 is as you indicate in the liner. I have heard it's in the footbed of the liner. Basically by having more material under the foot it is taking up volume in the boot. Not sure if it's the pad you remove or the liner itself. If you are using the stock pad in the liner you could try adding a spacer or another pad between the shell and the liner just to see if this helps.
post #13 of 14
Any shop that does descent bootfitting should have spacers that you can put in the boot to take up some space. They come in at least two different thicknesses and are shaped like a foot. They can be trimmed to fit into the boot, and then the boot liner rests on top of the spacer. I've used them to snug up some boots and they do help. However, if the boot is the wrong size, they probably won't solve your problem.
post #14 of 14
Bud: is correct your boot is probably too big. Best thing to do instead of debating is simply do the shell fit and be certain. If your foot is narrow then Performa is to much volume regardless of length.

Lou
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