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boot liner removal and refitting

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Anybody got any tips on the easiest way to remove and refit boot liners, i suffer from arthritis in my hands and really struggle to remove and refit them Sad
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I put the boot on the floor, sideways so the toe is on the left. Stand as best I can on the toe and heel lugs and then reach down as far as I can with my right hand and pull.

Reverse to refit making sure everything is out of the way before I push.

Alternatively, don’t bother:
https://www.decathlon.co.uk/boot-glove-dryer-id_8375022.html
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@arrand, never removed a liner in my life with arthritis too I wouldn't even try
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@arrand, from what I've observed, boot fitters grip the back of the liner and pull it forwards and down over the tongue towards the toe of the boot. After some resistance it pops out easily. Putting it back in is a different matter Confused
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To remove a boot liner do as @motyl said, grab the back the liner and push forwards and out, sort of rotating the liner out of the boot.

To put the liner back in, put your hand inside the liner and push the toes in to the shell, sort of rotating the liner in (in the opposite fashion to removing it). You can also put the liner on your foot and step it in to the shell, although I prefer to put it in with my hands.

Removing the liner is fairly easy, putting it back in is more tricky and requires more force. It helps if the shell is at room temperature or a bit warmer as the plastic will be more flexible than if the boot is cold straight from the snow.
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if you warm the boot up and push forward on the rear cuff of the liner they do come out fairly easily, putting the boot in the footwell of a car and running the heater for 10 minutes should do it.
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It does seem to depend on the boots and liners quite a lot (design and flex, I assume).
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Using a table spoon as a shoe horn helps put liners back in - or invest a whole £1 in a long shoe horn from Ikea. Essential piece of kit - couldn't go skiing without mine!
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This is close to what has been said.

1. Push the tongue forward to try and open the shell a little.
2. Grab the back of the shell top with one hand.
3. With the other grab the liner top back part and push forward and down a little as hard as you can.

For going back in:
1. Do #1 above.
2. Push the liner in toe first as much as possible.
3. Using your fist or something about the size of a night stick, push the heal part of the line down toward the shell heal.
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I used to, although haven’t for the last couple of pairs of boots, use very thin bin liners (cut to size) to help prevent water ingress. These have the advantage of making the liners easier to take out and put in as well. Potentially they can make the liner move in the shell a little or disturb the fit when you are actually skiing.
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My custom footbeds are quite stiff and I find removing them first makes removal of the linings much easier.
And to remove the footbeds I have bent the end of an old spoon to hook under the heel to lift it.
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Thanks for all your replies Very Happy
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Quickest way to kill your boots. Use dryers.
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