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Freeride

5 Stars

Freeride

Designed for
All-mountain
Feel
Responsive
Liner Volume
High

Designed for all day comfort, the Freeride makes a full day of charging through bumps and ripping groomers feel easy. Fit for both Olympic freestyle skiers and avid amateurs who want performance paired with forgiveness through the back of the cuff, the Freeride ski boot liners deliver a free feeling ride every run. A fluted cuff better accommodates lower-set and larger calves but also functions with more front-to-back flex for skiers looking to ski switch.

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€375
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Returns and refunds will be granted as long as the liners show no more than 5 days of use. See our Return Policy.

Product details

The interior is stitched with comfortable neoprene that offers just the right amount of padding and is easy to slide on or slip off. Freeride ski boot liners properly position your foot so that your toes have wiggle room and stay warm thanks to a neoprene toe box insulated with Thinsulate and merino wool.

Fit considerations

The Freeride liner is pre-packed with the most OMFit self-molding cork composite, specifically designed for all day comfort and performance. Freeride ski boot liners best fit higher volume ski boot shells and lower volume feet, but while the Freeride comes pre-packed with more cork, skiers can still add more cork to the tongue or ankle pockets to dial in their perfect fit or take up excess volume.

Intended use

All mountain, freeride

Tech features

Laces and power strap

Designed to keep your heel and midfoot in place, the lacing system and power strap align your foot within the liner.

Neoprene toe box

A flexible toe box conforms to your forefoot, regardless of the width. With your foot secure in place, this toe box design allows for toe movement, keeping your feet warm.

Merino wool and Thinsulate

ZipFit toe boxes are insulated with Thinsulate and real merino wool, keeping your toes warmer while still promoting breathability.

Adjustable cork pouches

Three cork pouches in each liner (located behind the top of the tongue and on either side of the instep) allow you to adjust the cork fill to dial in your perfect fit.

Neoprene lining

3mm neoprene lines the interior of this ZipFit, adding a nice element of cushioning without sacrificing the performance of your fit.

Fluted cuff

Designed to accommodate larger, lower set calves, the fluted cuff reduces calf pain and is a more forgiving fit.

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Freeride

Designed for
All-mountain
Feel
Responsive
Liner Volume
High
Freeride
Unique features
  • Neoprene interior lining
  • High volume comfort fit
  • Fluted cuff
€375

Reviews of the Freeride

15 reviews with an average star rating of 4.93

5 Stars

Have about 150 days of use on these now over parts of two seasons and cannot recommend them more highly. Love the skiing feel so much I'm willing to tour in them even on big days and multiday trips. One of the first things I'd run back in for in the event of a house fire.

Anonymous
4 months ago
5 Stars

The Freeride is a game changing liner. I get a better fit in my alpine boots than I ever have before. The cork lasts so much better than an Intuition liner. I have used these liners every day at work for the last few winters, I would have gone through several other liners in the same amount of time. They ski great with good power transfer and a nice fit for my low volume ankles. I highly recommend the freeride - i even have toured in them quite a bit and the performance increase was huge.

Dan Corn
4 months ago
5 Stars

It’s amazing what a well fitting liner can do. And it’s even better when that liner doesn’t break down after a season. I’ll be going in my third season in Jackson in these bad boys and they don’t seem ready to let up. Stoked to get ahold of the new GFT for touring as well

Christian Johansen
4 months ago
5 Stars

This thing doesn't change shape! After going through 2-3 stock liners per year (and even buying new boots just to get liners) I finally decided to go with ZipFit. Over 150 days on these so far and they still feel as solid as day 1! Very happy with the shape and feel.

Taylor Bibaud
4 months ago
5 Stars

Honestly, I was almost ready to quit skiing I had such bad toe bang and shin bang. I was competing in skier cross and Freeride events and skiing year-round. My local shop Olympic Bootworks in Olympic Valley/Palisades Tahoe recommended that zip fits would be the only thing to help my little bird ankles stay in my boots. Zip fits saved me and upped my game. I have such an old model of the liners that I don’t know if they make this specific one anymore. They’ve lasted almost 6 seasons and have been refilled/re-corked 2 to 3 times. I always recommend zip fits two people I meet on the chairlift that are complaining of boot issues which is almost everyone that isn’t already wearing the liners. They are seriously the only way to go. I find that stock liners don’t really have much to offer as I go through a pair of boot shells almost every season. My foot is very narrow and low volume my ankle and calves are slender/bird ankles. I ski almost every day on a normal season and sometimes have an extended or endless winter. These liners are still holding up many seasons and many hard days in and out of the resort. They pass the ski bum test!

Aimee Doran
8 months ago
5 Stars

I'm currently skiing the Freeride in a Nordica Doberman GP 110. Previously I had used the equivalent of Gara LV in a similar Salomon boot (outlasted my shells with one cork refill between 2014 and 2019... I know a little long, but you want to keep what you've broken in when it comes to a great boot setup!) Initially I was drawn to ZipFit wanting the performance of a lace up liner. As a ski racer I always had a lot of boot work done to give my "sixth toe" space in an otherwise narrow foot and ankle. On the Freeride World Tour I just molded my ZipFit and was good to go. I love the comfort, how they perform, and leave me feeling secure in variable terrain. They can help add some height and support to a short women's boot shell in my touring boots. I've historically struggled with shin bang/shin splint and compartment syndrome. I haven't had toe bang or shin bang -- even with back seat and flat landings. I'm converted... I don't want any other liner for alpine or backcountry touring.

Sasha D.
8 months ago
5 Stars

I ski in a 24.5 boot but only because they do not make mens ski boots in a 23.5. I always thought the sacrifice for the higher cuff and stiffer flex of the mens boot outweighed a tight correct fit of a 23.5 short cuff and softer boot. This was until I started skiing with a ZipFit liner. now my boots ski and fit exactly how I want. The Freeride Neoprene liner fills all the voids in my boot. My heel no longer picks up, and there is no sliding around. Out of the box they felt great. I was worried that the tighter fit also might make my feet colder but they feel warmer and the slightly open toe box helps your toes not get cold. Just for added measure I had them heat molded at Telluride Bootdoctors, and they made the fit feel even more perfect. I now have over a hundred ski days in them and have had no issues, as well as they have not packed out like normal liners do. They have been great for performance, touring, longevity and fit. I highly recommend them for anyone who wants the most out of their skiing.

Gregory Hope
9 months ago
5 Stars

After skiing on some foam injected liners (which I thought were pretty good) I just didn’t feel like they were doing what I “thought” a liner should or could do. After copious research (I’m a complete gear geek) I narrowed it down to 2 options. 1 being ZipFit. My dilemma was….$400+ for liners? On top of new boots? A grand for my boot set up?*gulp* My bootfitter put it to me like this. “Yeah, these options are both really good but there’s option 1…and then there is ZipFit which is in class by itself” Sounded like a gear nerds homework project! I gotta do more digging! So, I ended up calling the team and ZipFit to pick their brains. They were awesome, steered me in the right direction after asking about my set up, foot, issues, etc. I need them pretty quick for a trip coming up and they were kind enough to overnight them so I could get them set up! Off to the boot fitter I went with my new ZipFits in tow. The grin on his face when I pulled them out of the bag told me I had made the right call. We cooked em’ as directed, I hopped in, buckled down and let them set up. What transpired on the snow was a thing of magic. The fit was unreal. Made my foam injection lines feel like a pair of Fischer Price - My First Ski Boots. I quickly realized I had taken the quantum leap in terms of boot fit and performance. My foot was perfectly wrapped and locked into place. Ankle and heel, super glued to the pocket. Boot to ski response was precise. Not only had I taken my boots to the next level, the boot to ski to snow feel and ski feedback was amazing! I was feeling things in my skis and skiing I had never felt. My skis did what my foot told them to do. No slop, play or pressure. Just performance. It was like having precision instruments on my feet. I’ve since talked 2 buddies into a pair and they’ve never looked back. Knowing what I know now, I’d never go without my ZipFits. They are truly in a class by themselves. I highly recommend a heated boot bag. Seems bougie but the difference it makes in putting them on and how they fit is worth it. Also invest in a boot horn. Taking the liner out each time is an extra step and the boot horn makes it smooth. If you’re serious about skiing, serious about performance and serious about comfort…..stop looking and invest in ZipFits. It is an investment but it’s worth every penny.

Mark Erskine
9 months ago
5 Stars

Too often in the outdoor industry, we hear that term. In some cases the product lives up to the hype. But rarer still is the product that meets the hype and exceeds it without a blink. ZipFit liners (er...inner boots more appropriately) do just that. I thought I had a good stock liner in my Fischer Rangers. To their credit, they’re light years ahead of stock liners from a decade ago. But the ZipFit Freeride is a whole different animal. My skis react quicker and with less effort. The ride is significantly more dampened. The heel hold is ironclad. The boot is simultaneously more comfortable and more responsive (a historically impossible combination in the ski boot world). I can’t say enough good things. This product is truly worth its price and then some. It has allowed me in just a few short days to change the way I ski and how I attack certain terrain. Game-changer.

Benjamin S.
last year
5 Stars

Had these for about 7 days on the mountain so far. Simply great. The way these feel compared to my old liners isn’t even comparable. The cork and leather in these makes such a difference compared to the foam in the stock liners. I feel like my foot is so much more locked in with these than any other liner I have had and as I’ve put more days on them I can feel the cork moving it’s way around to shape itself to every crevice of my ankle. Pretty cool.

Nick B.
last year
4 Stars

I have used a neoprene zip fit since 2006 for my ski boots. I use them in bounds, backcountry and with crampons for climbing Mt. Washington. My pair is held together by dict tape. I upgraded. My issue: the 27.5 is snug on my larger foot but too oversixed on my small foot. Can I purchase one foot at 27.5 and the other at 26.5? Or do I have to exchnage these for a 26.5? Or maybe purchase the 26.5 and then retrn whichever pair i decide not to use? Jeff 302-983-0958

Jeff F.
last year
5 Stars

Immediate difference in heel hold and boot responsiveness. the fitting process was simple to do at home and the guys were happy to talk me through it on the phone. Can't recommend these more highly.

Edward K.
last year
5 Stars

fine workmanship .

William C.
last year
5 Stars

very pleased with the Freeride liner in my Fischer RC4 The CURV 130 shells! Great fit and improved performance

Christoph L.
last year
5 Stars

I work in my ski boots 8-10hrs a day and have been hunting for a better liner solution. After trying a couple competitors and returning products I noticed a co-worke, one day with ZIPFITS. I asked and he could not say enough about them. Just got mine and I went the unconventional route since I ski in my boots daily. I just slapped them in and let my body heat do the work. Oh my gosh are these liners incredible. I hit Snowbasin hard day one and my feet felt like they were getting a massage. The performance of my skiing is much tighter and precise since the fit is so good. The more I skied the better my feet felt and I have got back to loving skiing hard again. After day 5 now I am constantly saying to myself "I love the F(*&^G liners.... I am so glad I found these.

Edward R.
last year
Keep your feet happy all day, from first chair to aprés.

Keep your feet happy all day, from first chair to aprés.

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What’s better - leather or neoprene?

It all comes down to user preference.

Are you willing to lace up your liners and step into your shells before every use? Our leather lined ZipFits require this move, while our neoprene lined ZipFits are easier to step into. If your answer is “no way” – we suggest the neoprene ZipFits.

Leather offers a true to form fit meaning your ankles and shinbone will imprint into the leather, securing your lower leg and foot to the ultimate degree.

Neoprene has more natural cushioning, so while you can still get an excellent fit, they have a more forgiving feel when skiing.

Both interior liners can last a LONG TIME with proper care. While we think of leather as more durable, we know of a pair of neoprene liners with 1500 ski days.

For precision fit and performance, the leather has a slight advantage.

For ease of use and all mountain comfort, the neoprene has a slight edge.

Should you take your liners out of your ski boots?

Ski boot liners will dry better if removed from the shells, but what about the wear and tear of removing the liners and then stepping back into the shells? We recommend removing your ZipFits from the shell after skiing to unlace them and let them dry and then using the Ski Boot Horn to assist in stepping back into your shells. The Ski Boot Horn dramatically reduces the wear on the backs of your liners and by lacing your liners up prior to stepping into your boots will ensure that your foot is properly positioned.

Can I add boot heaters to my ZipFits?

Certainly, but take note that if you make an incision in your liners for boot heaters, that will void your 30 day money back guarantee. We recommend skiing in your liners for a week or so to ensure they are the right size and model before you add boot heaters. Additionally, heated socks perform well and don’t require altering your liners. 

Are there any return exclusions?

Yes, if you alter your liners or make any incisions to them in the first 30 days, it will void your return policy.

How should I care for my ZipFits?

Great question, we built out an entire Care and Repair section to help our customers keep their ZipFits skiing longer.

Will I be charged for a replacement item?

If there is a difference in price of an item, you will be asked to pay the difference or receive the appropriate refund. ZipFit offers free shipping to the customer on our orders over $100, if there is a return, the customer is responsible for paying for return shipping.

How can I track my orders and payment?

When you place an order, you will receive a confirmation email followed by another email when the product ships. This email will contain tracking information. If you can only receive USPS at your address, please leave a note in your product order.