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New Liners - Advice Sought....update

 Poster: A snowHead
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5 years ago (and about 12+ weeks worth of skiing) I bought a new pair of Head ski boots (Profeet).

They were superbly fitted and required on minor adjustment after the first week.

Now, the liners have worn quite extensively in the upper heel, lower ankle area in both boots. The shells both appear to be in good condition.

My questions: is it worth seeking a new liner fit and how likely is it that Iíll be able to get a good solution?

Up until this point, the boots are actually very comfortable, even with the degradation in the liner (I suspect this will change as the liners compact more and the wearing gets worse).

Iím fairly loath to buy new boots just yet, but if there isnít likely to be a cost-effective solution for new liners, then new boots it will be.

To slightly complicate matters, Iím no longer UK based, as I live in Austria. Although a common-enough brand, locally, Head isnít a leading boot type.

Thanks 🙂


Last edited by Poster: A snowHead on Fri 30-03-18 18:36; edited 1 time in total
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If the boots are a good fit, Zipfit may be a solution if you can get them - another discussion here http://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?t=135861
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@Cacciatore, I would contact Profeet, they had extensive records of what had been done to my boots/liners, and will almost certainly be able to advise if anything was done to the standard liners, and also if they have any Ďsparesí, in stock. When my foam liners were fitted, the standard liners were never going to be used, so I left them with them.

Also try here : https://www.skiequipmentuk.co.uk/product/spares/ski-boot-liners/replacement-ski-boot-liners/
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What size? I've got some liners from full tilts (intuition) that I'd let go inexpensively?
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@PowderAdict, thatís actually not a bad idea, thanks. The liners were standard. They very slightly Ďblewí one boot. The in soles were custom made, so should pop straight into a new liner.

@Roguevfr, thanks for the offer - Iíll look into Profeet first. My boot size is 31.7....

I mulled over Zipfit last time around (when liners compacted with first pair of boots) but the cost didnít justify compared to buying new boots (first pair were relatively inexpensive). Might be an option this time.
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@Cacciatore, Zipfit liner will dramatically increase the life of boots - my last pair of boots I wore until the liners were packed down too much, then got zipfits, which I had topped up twice, and finally binned the lot after an estimated 700 days use.
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700 days 😲. Strewth! That does sound like good value!
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Hmmm, from Zipfitís own site, it doesnít appear that they have any fitters in Austria.
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Cacciatore wrote:
@PowderAdict, thatís actually not a bad idea, thanks. The liners were standard. They very slightly Ďblewí one boot. The in soles were custom made, so should pop straight into a new liner.

@Roguevfr, thanks for the offer - Iíll look into Profeet first. My boot size is 31.7....

I mulled over Zipfit last time around (when liners compacted with first pair of boots) but the cost didnít justify compared to buying new boots (first pair were relatively inexpensive). Might be an option this time.


The liners are certainly in that size range.
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I've got a pair of Zipfits sitting here in my office from 1999 - still in good nick, been topped up 4 times.

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@Cacciatore,
I've never skied in zipfits but aftermarket Intuition liners are good (I assume not AS good as zipfit but a definite upgrade over stock liners) and you can mould them at home using a domestic oven or the microwave rice method - some good youtube vids available. If you like the shells I'd definitely consider them (Intuition Powerwrap would be a place to start but if the shells are a race fit you'd probably want to go for one of the thinner models)
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I'm on my third pair of liners in a pair of Heads - for the second I bought an unused pair of ex rental boots from a charity shop and now have Garmont liners in from my tele boots. The Garmonts are like Intuitions and very warm and comfy.
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Thanks, for the advice @jedster and @Dave of the Marmottes snowHead
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Again, thanks to all for the advice.

In the end I opted for replacement liners, ordered via a local hire/sales shop. The shells are fine, so this seemed the most cost-effective solution over the next few seasons until new boots beckon.

Now skiing in more stable comfort 🤪😀.
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