The Ultralight liners from Palau are designed for skimo racing boots and other high performance applications. With an overlap design, they hug your calves while keeping the snow off your socks. The highly-rated EVA foam is thermo-moldable and adapts to your ankle movement. They are secured at the top with an elastic strap. The Palau ultralights are designed to be compatible with Alien, Syborg, Cube, and other lightweight setups. If your race liners are beat, the French liner experts have you covered.
- 100% closed-cell EVA foam is light and thermo-moldable.
- 7mm thick version is enough to keep you warm while racing (Tour Lite Ultra).
- 5mm is thin-to-win, offering unparalleled walking capabilities (Ultra Preformance).
- Overlap design offers support and the perfect calf-fit.
- Elastic strap closure system keeps the liners in place.
Questions & Reviews
Looking to limp another year or two out of a heavily used pair of Sportiva Syborgs with absolutely beat liners. My shells are a 28.5 and the length (toe room wise) with the stock liner is fine but definitely a performance fit, I wouldn't want it any tighter. It would be nice to take up any volume I could in the heel/calf/instep area however. Think I could go with the 7mm version and mold with a thick toe cap to get as much room as possible in the toes? Or would the 5mm version be a better bet? OR, is there another liner that would work, like one of the Scarpas? If it matters, my feet don't get too cold and most of my racing these days is longer (i.e. Power of 4, Grand Traverse, 4-5hr courses) rather than shorter. Thanks!
could this palau ultralight race liner be trimmed down to ankle height?
PG race 400 liner?
The 7mm in the Palau Ultralight Race liners will not take up volume as compared with the stock liner. To take up some extra volume that is bothering you in your PDG 2s, I would recommend looking at the Palau Tour Lite Pro Evo in the 26.5. Also, achieving a snug fit can require more than just a liner change. If you have further questions, feel free to reach out to email@example.com!
All of the liners that we carry will be a lot taller than the cuff on the Excursion. The Palau Ultralight Race Liners are a lot lower volume than the stock liner in those boots. I would think you would still want more foam volume than these liners provide.
If you would like a higher volume fit than the stock liner, I would look at the Palau Tour Lite Pro Evo. For something more closely resembling the stock liner, the Intuition Pro Tour in the MV would be more appropriate.
Palau tour lite pro evo would also work and would be slightly higher volume + warmer foam.
Ive got a really beat up pair of liners in my alien 1.0. Looking for new ones. Would the Palau Ultralight Race Liners work with them? If so, which thickness would you recommend?
I have to change the liners on my Sportiva Raceborg. This boots, the first days of the season produces me pain in the shin. Is the foam of the cuff that with pressure, inflamates the shin a litle bit and burns my hair there.
I am thinking to change to a Palau liner (dont know if 5 mm or 7 mm will be better), but I dont want to lose the good skining that a bikini liner gives.
Will I apreciate that difference? Or is a difference that top athletes only apreciate? What would you do? I think that could help with my issue...
Thank you very much!
The Intuition liner in the RS has very dense foam and I feel gives the boot a very solid and comfortable fit. This Race liner has light and airy foam, so you will lose that solid fit.
I‘m looking forward to change my original Liners from my Scarpa Alien 1.0. I have Mondo 30, (its the biggest). Which one would you recommend to take from the Race Liner? Also a 30 or even 30.5 or 31?
Thanks for the answers!
Thanks for the question! Given how thin the original liners are for the Syborg going with these liners would be a good choice, but I would not depend on them to change the fit of the boot. Hope this helps!
In my case, the further question is: given the tight fit that I currently have with my blown out liners, will this thinner liner end up sloppy or simply provide the additional volume that I need?
With that said, it's width and height at the fifth metatarsal (typical 6th toe) that is currently compromised and I wonder if the thinner liner may resolve without need to punch the shell. For what it's worth, I'm using a high-volume full-cork molded footbed (totally pancake without).
I understand that it's difficult to recommend a fit without a foot to work with, but just want to double-check and wonder if you can provide the foam thickness for those original, first generation Procline Carbon (orange shell) Support liners.
Thanks again - I'm looking forward to dropping in a fresh liner ASAP - cheers!
Unfortunately, we do not have any specific liner thickness information for that boot. If you want to do more of a deep dive into how to best fit your boot you can always email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We actually recommend using a Palau Tour Lite Pro Evo as a replacement liner for this boot. It performs just as well as the stock on the up & the down. The Ultralight Race liner will be quite a bit thinner.
What model of TLT7 are you referencing? Is it the TLT7 Carbonio/Performance, or is it the TLT7 Expedition? They have a very minor discrepancy in length. In size 29.5 the TLT7 Carbonio/Performance vary between 27 and 31.5cm, depending if you measure at the tongue or the rear of the boot. The Expedition varies between 28 and 31.5cm. The Palau Ultralight Race Liner varies between 30 or 30.5cm, with the medial lateral sides of the liner being the high points. Therefore, the Palau Liner comes in 2 to 3cm higher in the tongue.
The Palau Ultralight Race 5mm Liners are a GREAT REPLACEMENT for the stock backland liners.
I have now skied in them three times for 3 major ski mountaineering objectives (Mt. Adams/summit &SW Chutes, Mt. Hood/summit & old chute, Mount Shuksan) and they worked fantastic!
- They fit the boot very well!
- They are much easier to don/doff than the original sock style!
- They actually provide a little extra padding where the boot shell ends, this was my one complaint about the stock liners because it made side hilling not so enjoyable. But the new liners solve this problem.
Highly recommend these liners! I don't think I'll be going back to stock liners!
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