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FAQs

CAN I USE A FOOTBED?

All Intuition Liners CAN be used with footbeds, provided there is sufficient room without crowding the foot. Some models are more foot-bed friendly than others, so if you have a thick footbed or orthotic choose a model with a thin sole like the Dreamliner, Pro Tongue or Pro Wrap.

AT WHAT POINT IN THE FITTING PROCESS DO I INSERT THE FOOTBED?

After the liners are heated, before inserting your foot into liner/shell. Easiest to take the warm liner out of the shell, insert footbed, re-insert liner with footbed into shell.

WRAP STYLE VS TONGUE STYLE, WHAT SHOULD I CHOOSE?

Totally personal preference. Wraps have a slightly stiffer, more progressive flex and are a better option for a large calf. Tongues have a bit more tour-ability and softer flex.

CAN I FIT MY LINER AT HOME OR DO I HAVE TO GO TO A SHOP?

Yes Most of our liner models can be custom molded at home with the home fit kit. Some of the stiffer models can be more challenging to fit at home so we recommend taking them to a shop or professional bootfiter.

WATCH THIS VIDEO ON HOME FITTING:

HOW DO I CLEAN MY INTUITION LINERS?

You can use anti-bacterial soap and water and swish it around in the liners, rinse with cold water and leave out to air dry.

After they are completely dry, you can use an athletic foot powder to help prevent odor.

WHAT DO THE DIFFERENT VOLUMES MEAN?

The volume refers to the overall thickness of the liners. Low being the thinnest, high being the thickest.

For information on which volume is right for you, check out the Choosing a Liner Model page!

Choosing the Right Liner
ARE MY LINERS TOO BIG FOR MY SHELLS?

When you put the liners into the shells are there any large wrinkle/buckles in the heel or forefoot?

If so, the liners may be too large for the shell.

If they will go into the shell, and there is only a small wrinkle that goes away when you try them on before molding, then it shouldn’t be an issue, and molding will help to compress the volume in the cuff, just make sure to lace tight.

MY TONGUE STYLE LINERS CAME WITH LACES…ARE THESE MANDATORY OR OPTIONAL?

The laces are included for your convenience and preference and are completely optional.

WATCH A THE FIT VIDEO ON

CAN I USE A HEATED BOOT BAG?

Not recommended as the liners are heat sensitive and could cause damage to the foam gradually over time.

HOW DO I DRY THE LINERS?

Air dry, taking them out of the boots will help to dry them faster.

CAN I USE HOTRONICS IN THE LINERS?

Not recommended, but many people do anyway, and haven’t heard of any noticeable negative effects to the foam.

CAN I HEAT MY LINERS MORE THAN ONCE?

Yes – as long as you don’t overcook the liners (too hot/too long) they can take numerous new memories. Best not to keep re-heating unless necessary, like new shells or footbeds.

CAN I CHANGE ONE AREA OF THE LINER OR DO I HAVE TO REMOLD THE WHOLE THING? / HOW TO ‘SPOT MOLD’?

Very carefully with a heat gun (recommended to do at a shop), or try making a smaller rice bag and putting it on the specific area you wish to adjust.

I CAN BARELY BUCKLE MY BOOTS, WILL I BE ABLE TO AFTER MOLDING THE LINER?

Yes – if you can get close to the first notch, you should be able to mold on 2nd or 3rd notch to compress the foam making it easier to buckle after molding.

WHY CHOOSE A WRAP LINER VS A CONVENTIONAL TONGUE LINER AND WHAT ARE THE STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES OF EACH DESIGN?

Because of the innovative construction, first introduced by Intuition 30 years ago, the overlapping construction offers outstanding energy transmission and progressive flex, increasing overall stiffness, compared to a conventional tongue-style boot liner. Tongue liners are the traditional style in the boot world, and what many are most familiar with. Additionally, tongue style liners favor forward flex.

HOW DO YOU CHOOSE THE CORRECT DENSITY?

Choosing the right density is a matter of balancing your personal liner/boot stiffness needs. We offer our Downhill (DH) liners in both High Density and Dual Density (medium/hard) layups, while we offer TOUR liners only in Dual Density (medium/hard), as a high level of stiffness would counter the flexibility needed while in hike mode. Most skiers will benefit from the balanced flexibility/stiffness of a Dual Density liner, while those looking for increased responsiveness while carving will find a Downhill High Density liner ideal.

WHY CHANGE OUT THE LINER THAT YOUR BOOTS CAME WITH FOR AN INTUITION LINER?

Every Intuition boot liner is constructed with our proprietary closed cell Intuition Foam to deliver a full-contact, low-pressure fit that offers the very best in performance, comfort and warmth. The thermo-moldability, re-moldability ability and workability of Intuition Foam by bootfitters is ideal for achieving an accurate anatomic fit. Further, Intuition foam is lightweight and extremely durable, is very warm due to its high insulation value, and water resistant for fast dry times.