Being synonymous with comfort and performance, Intuition has rightfully been atop the leaderboard when it comes to high-quality after-market liners. Taking over from the venerable Pro Tour liner, the Tour Tongue has received subtle design updates that improve upon this already successful formula. As with all Intuition liners, the Tour Tongue is built using a highly customizable foam that when heated, comfortably accommodates many different foot shapes. While the main body of the Tour Tongue uses a moderately compliant dual-density foam, the toebox utilizes a low dual-density foam that aims to provide more comfort during a big day out. Purposefully designed with modern touring boots in mind, the Tour Tongue features a rear flex zone that allows you to capitalize on the impressive range of motion definitive of modern touring boots, allowing you to move quickly and efficiently. Compared to the Pro Tour, the Tour Tongue features a thinner sole thickness, a revised J-bar that allows for better heel hold and ankle support, and a sewn-in tongue for durability. Finally, the Tour Tongue is offered in three thicknesses, allowing you to select the best option for the fit of your boots.
Whether you want to add warmth, performance, or comfort to your existing touring boot, the Tour Tongue is a worthwhile upgrade.
- Fully heat-moldable for a comfortable and individualized fit.
- Low-density foam is strategically used in the toe box, helping provide comfort on big days out.
- Internal J-bar helps to lock down the heel and provide support for bony ankles.
- Rear flex zone allows you to enjoy the excellent range of motion found on modern touring boots.
- Antimicrobial treatment (helps) fight off odor-causing bacteria.
- Included 4mm high-density foam shim allows you to modify liner volume.
- 9mm is low-volume, 12mm is medium volume, and 15mm is high-volume.
Questions & Reviews
My only gripe is the lacing system, I wish they would find a way to have the loop at the top have a "home". In between transitions the loop will jus the dangling next to my boot or in the snow. and while not a terrible thing, it is annoying.
overall a great aftermarket liner.
It would physically fit, I just tried it. You would need to round down the size on the whole number, i.e. for a 26.0 Scarpa you would use a 25 Tour Tongue liner. This is due to Scarpa sizing breaking on the half size. While these liners do fit into the GT/XT/LT shell, they create a very snug fit, even in the LV. With a heat mold, I think you could get a good fit. But as you guessed, they will definitely stiffen up the walk mode substantially, and I'm not convinced the downhill performance would get that much better if the stock liner fits you well. The main benefit, I think, would be for someone with exceptionally skinny calves and ankles, who wants a tighter fit in the cuff and is okay with compromising the walk mode to get it. But for most, I wouldn't recommend it. The best liner for the more uphill-oriented Scarpa boots is usually the stock liner, which is made by Intuition and very high quality, and I think that holds true in these boots for most people.
I put some of these bad boys into my f1xts. I have found them really enjoyable and improved the fit for me. I echo Carlos in that I do downside them (27 liner in 28 boots) It does take some walkability away, but I now have 5 tours in them (about 25 hours in them) and they are getting better every tour. Not sure if that is a good or bad sign. On the down I feel that they have made them ski in a class above. That may be because the boots are that good but I have to give some credit to the liner. Overall, I recommend the upgrade, I did the same in F1Lts with the last gen Intuition liner to the same result.
They are a direct replacement for the Pro Tour, so they aren't fundamentally all that different. However, there are improvements which include a thinner sole, a revised J-bar that allows for better heel hold and ankle support, and a sewn-in tongue rather than the velcro attachment on the Pro Tour.
As far as weight goes, I was surprised to hear such a difference and so I grabbed a couple of our pairs and weighed them. Between the Pro Tours and the Tour Tongues, both size 26, the Tour Tongues were approximately 10 grams heavier per liner. So very comparable. I wouldn't hesitate on the basis of weight!
My boot is a size 26.5. Which size 26 or 27?
Some people like the Wrap for comfort or increased stiffness. I had a wrap liner in the 2nd Gen T2 boots, and they were rather nice, no tongue to move around.
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