Bring a change of undies.
What happens when you take a gaggle of the best skiers in the world, stick them in a lab with R&D engineers, and tell them to come up with a boot? That Dalbello Il Moro Team I.D. Men's Ski Boot, that's what. Designed to help Dalbello's team riders (guys like Tanner Hall, Russ Henshaw, and Nick Goepper) jib the bejesus out of the mountain and scare the crap out of themselves in the park, the Il Moro is a seriously sick combination of freeride charger and progressive park crusher.
This masterpiece starts with Dalbello's three-piece Cabrio architecture. The shell and cuff are made of rigid polyethylene and polyurethane, respectively, to provide super-precise feedback and direct plenty of power laterally to your edges, while the Kinetic Response tongue is made of polyamide for a smooth, progressive flex that can ramp up to slay lines or be dialed down for serious park performance, so you can kiss shin-bang goodbye without sacrificing hard-charging power. The Il Moro's also designed to throw down an unbeatable snug and comfortable fit, with a HyperbandFree flex cuff that wraps your lower leg firmly but flexes when you lean on it, and a Dynalink rearfoot retention system that's linked to the inside of the shell to provide a snug fit and killer heel hold without messing up the carefully-dialed flex of the upper cuff. There's even an inverted toe buckle, which presses the foot down into the bootboard and is positioned on top of the foot to prevent breaking and bending when you're getting jib-tastic.
All this tech would come to nothing if the Il Moro's fit wasn't dialed. Of course, it is, with a Contour 4 shell that's been mapped to fit the tricky, boney contours of your foot with minimal punching and grinding. It also comes with a heat-moldable wrap-style I.D. Max liner and fully adjustable cant, flex, and lean adjustments so you can dial everything in to your exact specs. Throw in a shock-reducing bootboard and big-ski-friendly center-balanced Rocker stance, and it's no surprise that the Il Moro's been getting rowdier than most other boots out there and taking home medals like they're being given out for free.
- Three-piece Cabrio design
- HyperbandFree flex cuff
- I.D. Max heat-moldable wrap-style liner
- Center-balanced Rocker stance
- Dynalink rearfoot retention
- Full-length antishock bootboard
- Canting, flex, and lean adjustment
- Inverted forefoot buckle
- Item #DBL001B
- Q & A
Comfy and stable
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I recently had ankle surgery and needed a soft but responsive boot for all mountain use, I tried on about a dozen boots before I committed to this one. It is very comfortable and has great stability too.
The ankle buckle that cradles your heel into the back of the boot and provides a lot of support. I sized down a full size and molded the liners.
This is a great boot! Comfortable and responsive, everything you would want from a ski boot. Regardless of the conditions and whether I was ripping groomers or in the park, these boots deliver!
The Best Freeski Boot EVER!!!
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I live in these ski boots (7+ Hours a day on average) let's start by saying that! I skied everyday in March this year with the exception of one day, so that tells you I easily clock 130+ days a season. I absolutely hammer my boots and liners consequently and these stand up to the test every single ski season.
The liner that comes standard with the Dalbello IL Moro Team I.D. Ski Boot - The I.D. (Intuition/Dalbello) Thermo Max Liner - Thermo Liners offer full-liner customization upon heat molding, even in the sole. The Max Liner has a no-tongue overlapping cuff and is made with High Density Intuition EVA foam for compression resistance and firm foothold. The Max Liner is lightweight, warm, and skis consistently. It is the best liner on the market in my opinion by far!!!
Another feature that I absolutely love is the full length, shock absorbing “Landing Gear” footboard. It really does work!