Breathe new life into your boots.
The Pro Tongue Liner is the stiffest tongue-style liner Intuition makes. It's made with Intuition's light and warm closed-cell EVA foam that can be worn right out of the box or heat molded for a precise fit. Reinforcements at the cuff and tongue offer a stiff and responsive feel, while an antimicrobial lining prevents them from stinking up the back of your car after consecutive days on the mountain. The liners come with removable 7mm shims, so they can be easily fit with a custom footbed.
- Closed-cell EVA foam
- Heat moldable
- Antimicrobial lining
- Tongue style liner
- Medium volume
- Tongue and cuff reinforcements
- 2mm stroble sole
- 7mm shims included
- Item #INU0002
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
These liners are really solid. They mold excellently, are stiff, and are pretty warm for how thin they are. I probably should've got the wrap liners though because I have skinny calves. These really don't fill out the top of the boot if you have skinny legs which can lead to shin bang. You can work around this, but if you already have some room at the top of your boot with your old liners these will make the problem worse.
I put these in my lange RX130LV's, and have had pretty good luck so far. I have added some L pads and boot board shims (1L, 2R), as i felt the heel pocket did not take as I wanted in the initial molding. The liners are STIFF, they will not break in to your feet, your feet break in to these liners. They have improved the skiing drastically over my packed out shells, but I'm still getting used to these even after about 10 days. As the other review states, the pressure I've been feeling on my shin increased with these, and feel the buckles a bit more. The jury is still out on whether or not I like skiing with the laces in or not, but overall I am impressed with these liners.
Close but not quite there yet.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
The Intuition liners are warm and comfortable for standard recreational use. That said, I was hoping for more out of the ankle pocket and tongue. Having worked in the ski industry off and on for over 20 years, more specifically as both a custom boot fitter and ski race coach at an academy. I find this liner to be good for hiking, standing in the cold and casual skiing, however, when pushed, the tongue doesn't have a large enough contact area to work well with a standard overlap shell imho.
On the plus side, the material is surprisingly stiff and molds well to the user's foot. Forefoot comfort and warmth are great as well.
In a perfect world I would increase the height and width of the tongue and possible include a thin plastic layer on the outside of the tongue to distribute shin pressure more effectively.
I have 28.5 Lange xc120 ski boots. Should I size up or down with the liner I order, as being they only come in full sizes?
For the Pro Tongue liner you want to round down, so you should purchase a 28.