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Intuition liner for the Dalbello Proton 12 boot

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 

Hello all,

 

I’m looking to replace the stock liner in my ski boots as it became packed and a bit roomy.

 

I’m West coast skier, level 7-8

My boot is Dalbello Proton 12 07/08 model with stock TruFit liner, size 26.5 (308mm length)

I wear 8.5 street shoes, usually on the wide side and have medium-high instep

 

I’m looking for the liner which will return the snug fit and won’t be too soft

 

Thanks in advance,

 

VL

 

post #2 of 12
your boots are too big I think?

shell fit them?

if they are the too big, any new liner, will just pack out again to that larger shell shape.

If the shell is OK, then the best to email/call intuition and ask them,  but http://www.intuitionliners.com/alpine_page.htm is a good bet to fill up room.
post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 
 Hi mntlion,

Thanks for the reply. The shell fits with bit less than 2 of my fingers between the heel and the back of the boot.

E-mailed the Intuition guys, got no reply yet... will see. heard that the power wrap liner with the same or +1 size should do the trick. Any thoughts?

Thanks again,

Vlad
post #4 of 12
converting fingers to mm will give a better idea of the shell fit.   5-10mm is a  good length,

power wrap, in size 8 should work.   call intuition for  best results
post #5 of 12
Thread Starter 
Converting the fingers in to the length --> about an inch behind the heel. Hard to tell more precisely.

Question: when you refer to 5-10mm - is that the gap behind the heel? If that would be the case it would be impossible for me to squeeze even 1 finger there...

Thanks for the advice,

Vlad
post #6 of 12
http://www.epicski.com/wiki/boot-fitting-which-boot-will-work-for-me

read this, and if the shell fit is 1" (25mm) you need new boots, not new liners.
post #7 of 12
Thread Starter 
 hi mntlion,

Thanks for the advice. Today i got some confirmation to what you say - i will need the new boot in the end. I went to the Nike store to buy some new running shoes and ended up buying myself size 8 regular width. That was never the case before - i was always buying Nike in 9 and always avoided 8 especially knowing the narrow Nike fit.

I thought about it and figured that i bought my ski boots ~3 years ago about the time i relocated from very hot and moist Middle East to PacNW and dropped some 22 pounds since then as well. Apparently that affected the size of my feet.

oh well, looks like ski boot shopping for me. Any recommendations in the Portland, OR area?
post #8 of 12
Thread Starter 
Looking for a boot fitter, any recommendations in the Portland, OR area?
post #9 of 12
this site has a list,  serach around
post #10 of 12
Thread Starter 
Well, not much luck searching the site - the only guy on the who-is-who list in Oregon is not answering, the posts about others either mixed or dated as 3-4 years old, nothing consistent.

really don't want to make the same mistake twice...
post #11 of 12
 Hi Vladl,

I Wouldn't put an Intuition liner in that boot shell for your size as the Intuition will only compress to pressure and will not expand to fill voids.  You would be better served by a Zip Fit liner which will flow to fill voids and away from pressure points to consequently provide a snugger fit for you.  The Zip Fit will also transfer to a new boot down the road.  If you need a pair your size, contact me and I can send you up a pair at a good price.

bud
post #12 of 12
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the post Bud,

but i really want to fix it on the basic level meaning i need different (as in smaller) shell. Unfortunately i won't be near or around Tahoe anytime soon so i'll keep looking for the good fitter in the PDX metro area. If you have any recommendation for me i will really appreciate it.

Best regards,

Vlad
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