Zakwrote a review of Dalbello Sports Scorpion SF 130 I.D. Ski Boot - Men's on April 3, 2013
276 mm long (R) and 270 (L); 104 mm wide (R) 102 (L). Flat arches, high instep, relatively high volume foot.
Size 10.5 street shoe; 26.5 (307 bsl) Scorpion
The boot fit exceptionally tight out of the box; less than 5mm shell fit. It felt shorter, but actually wider in the forefoot than the equivalently-sized KR2. I wanted to ski it a bit before starting the boot-fitting process, but couldn't make it more than a run or two. Had the liners molded with double toe caps, and had the right shell stretched for length with some slight grinding for the 5th metatarsal head (6th toe) to accommodate my slightly larger right foot. Now it fits like a glove. (No work was necessary on the left boot.) I also tossed in a tongue eliminator shim, and kept the calf shim in. I also had my bootfitter lessen the forward lean a few degrees. This, in my opinion, is the only real negative to the boot. Even on bindings with no ramp angle (FKS w/shim), I felt like the stock forward lean of the boot was too much for my anatomy, stance, and style. (I was getting a fair bit of pain in my peroneus longus muscle, but that issue is entirely unrelated to the boot's performance and will be fixed with some canting/sole planing.)
The flex is stiff, but perfect. It feels much stiffer than the equivalent 130 flex boots from Lange, etc. (Tecnica boots may be an exception to that.) It's the first boot I've skied recently that I never felt collapse on me when charging hard over variable terrain (including KR2 w/ stiffest wedge & tongue and Full Tilt w/ #10 tongue and WC booster strap.) I'd recommend tossing a WC booster strap on them to give it that progressive flex. I also run the stock (non-elastic) strap at the same time, but I keep it fairly loose so I'll never blow all the way through the boot's flex.
All in all, one of the best boots on the market; just needed a few mods for me. Now I'm unbelievably stoked on it, and won't be skiing in anything else for a long, long time.