Crack the mountain's code.
Designed for skiers who like to charge all over the mountain, the Dalbello Krypton Kryzma I.D. Women's Ski Boot has all the same features as Dalbello's other top-shelf freeride boots, but with a slightly friendlier 115 flex that can be ridden hard by rippers who don't tip the scales. Using Dalbello's famous three-pice Cabrio archtiecture—a stiff PE shell and PU cuff with a progressively-flexing (and swappable) polyamide tongue—the Kryzma provides plenty of side-to-side stiffness to transfer energy into your edges and prevent slop, with a flex that's tough enough to handle hard-charging lines and mild enough to dominate in the park. If that's not sweet enough, it also comes with interchangeable firm and anti-shock bootboards for charging and jibbing, respectively, along with canting, flex, and lean adjustments, so you can dial in the perfect setup for whatever's on the shred menu.
You probably won't have to do much fiddling with your stance or fit, though, because the Kryzma's designed to be money right out of the box. The Contour 4 shell fit is designed to accommodate ankle, metatarsal, and navicular bones without the need for punches and grinds, and the center-balanced Rocker stance is specifically engineered to drive fat and progressively shaped skis from a more neutral position. Once your foot's in the Kryzma, it'll stay there, too, because the I.D. Pro liner is fully heat moldable, and the Dynalink rearfoot retention system (basically a buckle that pulls your heel directly into the pocket) provides ridiculous amounts of heel hold without interfering with the flex of the shell. The forefoot buckle's been inverted, as well, which presses your foot down into the boot and resists breaking and bending more effectively than a traditional buckle. The upshot of all this? You can point the Kryzma at big lines, big jumps, or blower pow with confidence, knowing that even if you do fall, at least it won't be your boots' fault.
- Center-balanced Rocker stance
- Interchangeable Kinetic Response tongues
- Three-piece Cabrio design
- I.D. Pro heat-moldable wrap-style liner
- Dynalink rearfoot retention
- Adjustable flex and forward lean
- Interchangeable Firm and Anti-Shock bootboards
- Canting and cuff height adjustment
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- Q & A
AWESOME boot, not the right fit for me
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I recently picked up two sizes of these boots, and neither were quite the right fit for me. I have a background in racing and ski very aggressively, so a stiff boot is an absolute must. I frequently harp on women's boots being for being too soft (there aren't many boots above 115 flex on the market for gals anyway), but I felt that the flex on the Krypton Kryzma was full value! The three piece design that Dalbello uses provides the smoothest, most consistent flex pattern you can get in a boot. However, being on the tall side (5'9"), the boot cuff felt too low to be comfortable for my baby giraffe legs. I'll be trying out some of the men's models in the 115-130 flex range in the near future to get a higher boot cuff. I would ABSOLUTELY recommend this boot to more petite gals that shred hard and need a boot that can hang!
Only Stiff Women's Boot on the Market
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I got these for my girlfriend, and she loves them. She is an expert skier and tried on several boots that claimed 110-120 stiffness. She felt these were the only ones that were truly stiff enough for charging down expert terrain, dropping cliffs and hitting the park. If you are looking for a stiff women's specific boot, give these a shot. She also noted that custom foot beds, and doing a heat mold were the thing that made the boots comfortable and fit correctly.