Meet the new boss.
The Dalbello Boss Ski Boot breaks the mold in terms of boot design with a progressive three-piece shell and shock-absorbing system. A wide 103mm last accommodates wide feet and delivers a comfortable and relaxed fit. Boosting the boss's versatility is an adjustable flex index that can be dialed down from 110 to 100 when you need a little more give from your boots. The unique three-piece shell design allows the boot to flex progressively when skiing in the park, but it will maintain a smooth and comfortable feel when you're linking turns down the frontside. Dalbello's I.F. Performer liner puts a premium on comfort with a medium density foam insulation and adaptive fit system that will mold to the shape of your foot over time. The DuraGrip soles offer solid traction when you're hiking park laps and can be replaced when a long season has left them looking a little worn.
- A smooth-flexing, shock-absorbing park and freeride boot
- Adjustable flex index can be dialed from 110 to 100
- Roomy 103mm last provides a more comfy and relaxed fit
- 3-piece shell design flexes progressively and consistently
- Heat-moldable I.F. Performer liner with medium density foam
- Adjustable canting, flex, and Twinstep closure
- Item #DBL001O
- Q & A
"by far the best"
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
I bought these as a gift for my big bro, and here's what he had to say, "Granted, the pair of boots I had before I bought these were very old, but these boots are by far the best I've ever worn. The way they fit on day one was awesome and putting them on and taking them off is easy with the 3-piece design. The liner has a soft furry coating that helps you slide in and out and keeps you warm. I have wide flat feet and these boots are roomy enough while still being tight enough for hard skiing."
A comfy chair for your feet
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
This is an impressive boot for how simple it is. I'm going to break down a few features that got me into these.
1. As a baller on a budget i'm always looking for products that have a quality design for a great price. These boots pack a lot of the features you need without the bells and whistles that makes boots frustrating.
2. Dalbello's are know for being easy to step into and the Boss maintains that tradition. The three buckle cabrio design opens like a clam and I did not need to force or fight the boot right out of the box.
3. The 103 last width on the boot feels HUGE for me, but comfortable and warm. I have around a 100 last width foot so i can use the buckle over the top of the foot to micro adjust the width to my unique lower volume foot that is flat and wide.
4. The heel cushion is very plush and is made to take hard impacts from jumps or choppy snow. A lot of boots don't have underfoot vibration dampening and i highly recommend it for normal alpine skiing.
I compared these boots to the full tilt classic, which is a little lighter, has a softer flex, and a narrower last width. The Classic is a great boot, but the wamth/liner and the replaceable boot lugs of the Dalbellos really won me over. The only drawback for both boots is the lack of a walk mode, but you get what you pay for right?
I would recommend this boot for someone who has a higher volume foot and is looking for a comfortable all day simple ski boot.