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Replacement ski boot inners

 Poster: A snowHead
Poster: A snowHead
My boots are about 10 years old - shells still look fine, very little wear to the base plates however the past couple of holidays I have found that as the week progresses my feet start to move around in my boots resulting in my having to tighten them up more and ending up with cold and painful feet.
Would getting new inners solve this and do I need to find specific ones or would a generic replacement work?
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 Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
I'd say the chances are the boot liners are starting to pack out a bit too much (as you suspect).

If you're ending up having to over tighten the boots to get a decent fit then your boots might well be a little bit on the large size. I don't know if you had them fitted or not and what find of 'fit' you went for but a typical 'comfort' fit will end up feeling loose after a few years use.

Given that 10 years is probably a realistic lifetime for boots (the plastic will tend to stiffen and become more brittle after that) I'd probably think about buying a new pair of boots rather than trying to go down the new liners route.

I'm in the same situation as you and will almost certainly go down the new boots route. I just need to overcome the feeling that it's a shame to ditch what seems like a perfectly good pair of boots.
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 Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
What he said! ^

There are good/great after-market liners, eg Zipfit, Intuition, and various foam liners, but putting them into 10 year shells does not seem to make good sense.

If you really must do it, then perhaps get a good boot fitter to check out the shell size. If it is too big (quite possible l) then new liners would be a waste of money.
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