So, to pour more salt on the wound and continue the Zipfit Confusion Game…here is the response direct from ZipFit to my last question to them:
Question: “Last question…on the previous models (World Cup vs. Gara) which liner has less cork material initially, or are they the same?”
So, the run around the bushes continues…if either of these did not work or fit previously (assuming too much cork or taking up too much volume in an already low volume boot shell fit based upon my foot shape/size), why would they recommend a higher volume liner such as the Freeride?
Here is another response to a similar question: “Previously, we had the World Cup liner and the Gara liner - they were the same liner with different colorways, so we got rid of the World Cup to simplify our offerings.”
I guess I’m trying to determine which of their liners, if any are designed for a medium foot with high arch and midfoot in a lower volume shell based upon my actual foot and not just the shell dimensions? Just because it’s a medium or high volume shell (I.e. 100-102mm last) doesn’t mean it has a lot of room if my foot is taking up the majority of space…
OK, I'll make the decision for you...
This all assumes you're only selecting from the new current models. The decision could be different if you have access to new old stock liners from somewhere.
First, forget the Freeride. That cuff isn't going to do you any favors if you only ski alpine.
Second, looks like the WC is only available now with the Sidewinder option. I don't think it's necessary for 99% of the skiers on the planet. It might be great (I don't know), but what I do know is that ZipFit liners perform fantastically without it.
Third, if you're not in a plug boot, forget the Corsa.
Finally, that leaves the Gara (which is the model I own the most of). There never was a Gara HV originally, so I'm going to assume that the Gara LV is the Gara that I have. So buy the Gara LV and if you end up needing some OMFit cork, it's now really easy to get directly from ZipFit (and it's cheap).
So there, you got it out of me. I've picked your liner for you. Of course standard disclaimer applies as I am not responsible for your ultimate happiness...