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Washing Ski Boot Liners

dblskifanatic

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So My wife and I bought new ski boots last year and used them about 10 days - so plenty of life left. The unfortunate thing for us, water got into our basement which is typically dry and flooded the floor with about 2 inches of water. Our ski boots got knocked /tipped over and the liners soaked up a bunch of water and were left that way for a week or so. I dried them out the best I could and now they have a musty smell. My boots have ID liners and my wife's boots have IF liners so the dryer is out of the question. I was thinking of putting them in the washing machine on gentle cycle. I have never really washed my liners before. I have taken them out and left them outside in the sun for a few days and used dryer sheets. If my feet got hot then I put paper towel in my boots to pull moisture when I get home.

What are your thoughts or methods regarding liners?
 

dblskifanatic

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According to Dalbello - We would not recommend to wash the liner in a washing machine because this can cause de-lamination in the padding. The best way is a hand wash with a sponge and soap , rinse with no problem with a good quantity of water. And drying it inside and not in the sun.

Showed this to my wife and she is not interested and wants to get new boots - oh well. Not a huge loss. We bought the Dalbello Panterra 120 ID for myself and Dalbello DS 100 W for her for $249 and $199 respectively. Time to go shopping.
 

PAabe

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You might be able to just buy new liners, although idk how cost effective that would be especially if you are getting a shop to heat fit them. Can be done with an oven at home also. Dont know that I would trust myself to fit them as good a quality as a shop
 
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