HOME FITTING INSTRUCTIONS
PLEASE READ INSTRUCTIONS FULLY BEFORE YOU START THE FITTING PROCESS!
Before molding, try both liners on in your boots with any foot beds/orthotics you intend to use, to ensure they fit your boots and feet properly. Not too tight, not too sloppy!
** DO NOT MOLD IF THE LINERS DON’T FIT! **
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WHAT YOU’LL NEED
* Your Intuition Fit Kit should include 1 pair of stockings and 1 rubber toe cap. ** Short or long grain, uncooked rice (do not use instant rice). 3 lbs for sizes up to US Men’s 9 (4 lbs for higher sizes).
PLEASE FOLLOW THESE STEPS
- Fill one fitting sock with 3-4 lbs of long or short grain white rice and tie a knot at the end.
- On a flat surface, spread rice throughout stocking to form a long sausage shape.
- Keeping rice stocking in an even, tubular shape, place into microwave.
- Based on wattage in manual or on back panel of microwave, heat rice stocking for appropriate time: 700-900W=7min, 1000-1100W=5min, 1200-1250W=4min.
- While rice stocking is heating, place toecap on first foot to fit. (Intuition logo goes over big toe)
- Place other fitting sock over toecap to secure. Pull stocking up evenly, eliminating all wrinkles.
- CAUTION HOT! When timer goes off, pull rice stocking out of microwave by the knotted end.
- Continuing to hold by the knot, place rice stocking inside first liner (in boot). Work stocking into toe box and heel by tapping boot hard on floor multiple times, first on heel and then toe. Keep
on tapping, going back and forth between heel and toe until rice stocking has settled deeper into
- Let boot stand with rice stocking inside for 4-12 min depending on liner model (refer to heating time chart below). Remove heated rice stocking from liner. Insert foot bed now, if used. With toecap on securely, place foot into heated liner. When boot is on, kick heel of boot into floor to ensure heel and liner are in heel pocket firmly. Buckle or lace up to normal tension settings. Keep weight on boot 5-7 min STANDING with knees slightly bent. Keep heels down to avoid creating extra space resulting in heel lift. (You can also place the toe of your boots on a board (2×4) to help
push heel back towards heel of boot).
- Take off boot, stocking and toecap, and repeat for other liner.
For a more aggressive mold: Heat for maximum suggested time. Be mindful of volume and size. A low volume (thinner) liner requires less heating time, as will a size 4 compared to a size 15.
HEATING TIME CHART (MINUTES)
ADDITIONAL FITTING TIPS
- Check fit before heating liners. Put liners in boots, with foot beds if you plan to use them. If toes are touching the end, that’s fine, the toecap will create extra space for you during molding. If they are curled up or jammed into the end of the liners then they are too small and you may need a larger size. Ideally, the liner should feel snug all over, with no uncomfortable pressure points. Feeling a bit too tight is okay because the liner will compress when heated and buckled down.
- We do not recommend heat molding a liner that feels loose. Do not rely on liner to expand to fill voids or sloppiness, instead consider choosing a thicker liner.
- If liners felt tight when you first tried them on, buckle extra tight when molding to compress foam and thin it out.
- If liners felt just right, buckle loosely so liner is held firmly but not compressed. This allows you to retain maximum thickness.
- After initial molding, if you need to adjust the fit in a specific area (ex. ankle or toe box) consider making a smaller rice bag to use rather than re-molding the entire liner.
- Cuff can be reheated and adjusted by shaping rice bag into a more condensed ball shape. Lay boot on side to allow rice bag to rest in top of cuff area.
- When heating an overlap style liner, you will want to position rice bag in between overlap of liner to heat the outer overlap.
- “Break-in period” Try skiing a couple of times first and then make adjustments to the fit as needed.