ZipFit Introduces First Fully Customizable Ski Touring Liner The GFT: Great for Touring, Great for Telemark
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Aspen, Colo (Nov. 5, 2021) – ZipFit, the only manufacturer of durable and comfortable ski boot liners introduces the first fully customizable liner designed for ski touring.
Designed alongside the most renowned mountain guides and uphill athletes, the GFT is exactly what we’ve been waiting for. Whether you’re skiing the Grand F’in Teton or lapping your local low angle meadows, the GFT touring liners keep your foot in place on the uphill and allow for a range of motion that reflects modern touring boot design — all without compromising our design of the custom cork pouches that provide premium heel hold, foot positioning, and performance on the ski down.
As ZipFit is based in Aspen, Colorado, we want to support the Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC) in their efforts to provide Colorado backcountry users with information regarding snow conditions and avalanche safety. ZipFit is proud to partner with Friends of CAIC in launching our first liner with a dedicated backcountry purpose. Friends of CAIC provides funding to support CAIC’s backcountry forecasting operations in an effort to keep our ski touring community informed about safe backcountry decision making, including what terrain to avoid each day. 5% of each pre-order sale will be donated to Friends of CAIC.
The GFT interior is stitched with comfortable neoprene that effectively controls sweat and is easy to slide on or slip off. Like all ZipFit ski boot liners, the GFT liners have a neoprene toe box insulated with Thinsulate and merino wool, helping your feet thermoregulate during frigid pre-dawn starts or high output spring missions in the sun.
The GFT touring liners are pre-packed with OMFit self-molding cork composite, specifically designed for performance touring boots, hybrid AT boots, and telemark ski boots. Skiers can always add more OMFit cork to the tongue or ankle pockets to dial in their perfect fit. Skiers who prioritize performance on the descent have been touring in ZipFits for decades. Now we offer a liner that performs on the descent but is also Great For Touring. Or is it Great For Telemark? Either way, get out there and have a GFT!
The GFT is now available for pre-order and the liners will ship in December. Treat your feet and support a great organization while you’re at it!
Founded by Sven Coomer in 1989, ZipFit crafts the best performing ski boot liner incorporating decades of research and design. ZipFit’s legacy reflects that of founder Sven Coomer, who has dedicated more than 60 years of his life to perfecting the connection between foot and ski. Instead of foam, ZipFit uses a proprietary cork composite that retains its shape and transfers energy from the leg to the ski more effectively. ZipFit is built on the tenets of performance, durability, and comfort, which come together in a ski boot liner that can last hundreds of days on the slopes without breaking down or losing its volume. ZipFit is designed in Aspen and crafted in Italy. www.zipfit.com
About Friends of the Colorado Avalanche Information Center:
(FoCAIC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that was created to financially support avalanche forecasting and education throughout Colorado. We accomplish this through fundraising that includes the Friends of CAIC Membership Program, grant writing, events, individual fundraising, corporate partnerships, and our annual spring fundraising campaign. FoCAIC has four full-time staff members that work remotely out of home offices in Colorado and from the road throughout the winter. FoCAIC also has a small Board of Directors that guides the mission of the organization. Learn how you can support avalanche safety in Colorado at www.friendsofcaic.org.