Forums Splitboard Talk Forum AT boot fitting and thermo-upgrade Reply To: AT boot fitting and thermo-upgrade
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ttriche
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FYI, the Dynafit thermoliner is a great design — waterproof polyurethane tread for padding around camp, piece of velcro for holding the tongue closed, and generally has enough foam in the right places. They show up on eBay periodically for ~$60 and will lighten your boots by a pound or more.

A cheaper alternative is the Intuition liners made by Morrow and sold by Sidewayspeople.com. Trouble is, I do not think they have your size (11? 11.5?). They are $30 and you could *probably* stretch out a 10 to fit, but then again you could probably pay $30 more and get a Dynafit 29.0 liner.

Having had thermoliners all last season, I would never want to ski/ride without them again. The difference is like night and day with stock liners.

Sole makes footbeds that you can heat mold; Surefoot will fit you in-store for (???) $100 I think? Maybe it is more $$$ now that they are well known. They have an option to keep your mold on file so you can mail off and get new ones. Personally I have flat feet and a false joint (from crushing my foot under half a ton of wallboard) so for flexible soled footwear I like the Superfeet insoles, and for rigid footwear like AT boots, I find that the Downunders are better (they do not take up any of the precious midfoot space for my elephant feet with arch support that I don’t need).

I previously had prescription orthotics (from the aforementioned foot crushing incident) and found that Superfeet approximated the design of my prescription insoles closely, for one tenth of the price. If your feet are really funny shaped it might be worth the additional money to have them custom molded (I know that Superfeet have a $100 cork option which would surely offer more insulation) but with a thermo liner I have trouble thinking of situations where you would need a lot of additional insulation.

YMMV, hope this helps a little.

–tim