I bought my first pair of Intuition liners for my Lange CRL90 boots this past southern summer, and recently I cooked them. Well...I cooked them twice, actually, because the heel hold-down the first time was non-existent. Unfortunately it's just as bad this time. Yes, I realise that Intuition prefer us not to self-cook, but life in New Zealand is a little different from that in countries with big populations. Often we have no choice but to DIY. There might be boot fitters in this country (during the ski season) who would know what to do with a pair of Intuitions, but they could well be hundreds of miles away and finding them is no mean feat.
I studied the instructions on yyzcanuck.com's site (www.yyzcanuck.com/E_tech_cooking.htm) and was fully prepared. I followed their instructions completely. The second time around I even watched some videos that I found via links on this site (can't remember those web addresses). I also changed to a very thin sock the second time. Both times the second liner seemed a lot hotter than the first one, but since the heel hold-down is poor in both, I doubt that inadequate heat was the problem. If I look into the boots, it's obvious why the heel hold-down is lacking: I have very small ankles and the liners hardly "come in" at all in that region. They don't look at all like the original stock liners did when the boots were new, and those liners had fantastic heel hold-down.
So, my question is: is it possible that the action of inserting my foot (with footbed taped to it, inside the sock) into the hot liner pushed so hard at the foam at the back of it that it couldn't reform and make a nice heel pocket? Is it worth trying again and this time, putting the footbed into the liner before I put the liner into the boot (the idea being that I wouldn't have to push at the back of the liner when getting the footbed into it)? How many times can an Intuition Luxury be redone, in any case? Did Intuition give me the right liners for my very-low-volume feet? (And yes, I realise this is more than one question!!! )
Very grateful in advance for any help/advice/etc