|By JLP |
From The Internet
Jan 7, 2013
The above advice is so useless and incorrect, I feel compelled to reply.
First, see if the shells even fit you. With a bare foot and the liner removed, stand with your toe just touching the front of the shell. You should be able to fit ~2 fingers between your heel and the shell. If not - it's hopeless - sell the boot. Google "boot shell fit" for more opinions.
Most plastics, including the inverno, don't have half shell size increments, just whole. So, if you're in the smaller of 2 half sizes for a shell, they claim the liner is thicker to make up the difference, but it really isn't by much and will pack out quicker anyway. This could be your case. Try the next shell down. Next time, choose your boot mainly by how good the shell fit is - ie, you don't want to be stuck choosing between two whole shell sizes. Fitting with the liner is a waste of time. I'd guess 80+% of first time plastic boot buyers walk out with boots too big for them.
If you actually like this brick of a boot, the shells actually fit and you really want them to work for you - toss your factory liners in the garbage where they belong and go get a thermo form liner - Intuition is popular.