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Old 09-30-2014, 10:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default "barefoot-compatible" liners?

I'm looking to purchase a new pair, after about 5 years in my previous pair of boots (32s).

Of course, I want something that fits well, is semi-stiff, warm, functional, and I'll try on a few pairs when I get the chance.

My more specific question relates to boot liners. Being way out of date on boot and liner tech these days, perhaps you folks can advise me on liners that work well with riding barefoot (without socks).

Should I look into custom liners like Intuition, or do you guys have any recommendations on stock liners that are warm, with smooth stitching, that would stand up to going sockless?
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Why barefoot? What benefits do you perceive?
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Old 09-30-2014, 10:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Why would you ride barefoot???
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Old 10-01-2014, 01:15 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Barefoot is pretty weird.... Look at getting 'snowboard socks' . I thought they were all hype till i got 3 pr for xmas a couple years ago and they really make a difference in comfort and cutting down on sliding around in my boots. I also recommend buying the best boots you can afford: Not a time to scrip on $.
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Old 10-01-2014, 04:49 AM   #5 (permalink)
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A lot of hockey players play barefoot inside their skate, they say it helps them feel the ice better. I don't think that'd help as much in a snowboard boot, as they have the same feel, ie: much more padding. I highly doubt anybody has designed a snowboard boot with a barefoot in mind (or a liner for that matter).
I'd strongly suggest try out a pair of merino snowboard socks, such as smartwool.
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Old 10-01-2014, 05:11 AM   #6 (permalink)
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i'm not sure if this helps any but a lot of liners can be heat molded to your foot. not all boots have those kinds of liners though so you'd need to make sure the boots you're looking at have those kinds of liners. but once you mold the liners to your foot you cannot return the boots.
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I used to buy snowboard socks & I still have a few pair.

Volcom, Burton & a couple Merino.

Haha the volcom ones have a chic bent over with her thong hangin' out.

The merino ones have like 9 different fabrics in different areas, that wrap around your ankle bones, another for the sole, shin, toes all different.

I think they were like $60 bucks?

Dirty socks never go in my boots, most of the time they're brand new.

Most snowboard socks are to thick for my tight ass boots though.

Nowadays, I buy cheap, super thin dress socks from the dollar store.

They come in a pack of 5 for $2 bucks.



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why would you want to ride sockless? Thats just weird and very nasty. Think of all that dead skin and sweat in side your boot combined with bacteria.
get some mid to lightweight socks.
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Your feet would end up smelling like donkey dick.
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I've been buying merino wool socks from Costco for about $15/6 pair. Wear them all the time now. A few bundles a year seem to do it for the wife and I...
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