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Ski like a girl.
It used to be that in order to make a women-specific boot, super-smart engineering "geniuses" would just shoot a men's boot with a shrink ray and paint it pink. Good thinking, Einsteins. Fortunately, times have changed and companies like Dalbello are giving the girls the attention they deserve with boots like the Krypton Lotus Ski boot, which is specifically formed to fit the feet of a freeriding female.
To achieve this, the Lotus has a narrower, lower-volume fit than Dalbello's men's boots, with a tapered rearfoot last, higher instep, and more roomy forefoot. The low-profile cuff is designed to fit women's calves without pinching, and the Countour 4 shell accommodates anatomical contours without needing a ton of shell punches to achieve a comfortable fit. Additionally, the Lotus comes with a faux fur lined Trufit Performer liner, which is insanely comfy right out of the box.
With most Dalbellos, the conversation has to include the three-piece Cabrio Design Architecture, which uses a stiff shell and cuff with a forgiving polyamide tongue to provide excellent lateral power transmission while keeping the flex soft enough for lighter skiers to effectively drive their skis, not be driven by them. The Cabrio Architecture is complemented by the Dynalink Rearfoot Retention system at the instep buckle, which uses a buckle and plastic strap anchored at the ankle on both sides of the shell, locking the foot into place without affecting the flex of the cuff, giving a consistent, progressive flex and reducing shin bang when you're skiing hard or lapping the park. Throw in a center-balance stance designed to drive fat new-school skis, along with grippy and replaceable DuraGrip heel and toe lugs, and it's easy to see that the Lotus is an all-mountain champ just for the ladies.
- An all-mountain boot for freeriding females
- Soft 85 flex for lighter skiers or intermediate/beginners
- Women-specific 98mm last with higher instep and tapered rearfoot
- Faux fur lined, female-friendly Trufit Perform liner
- Cabrio three-piece shell for lateral power transmission
- Dynalink Rearfoot Retention locks the flex in place
- Replaceable DuraGrip toe and heel rubber
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- Q & A
First Ski Boot
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I purchased these as my first pair of ski boots. The inside of these boots are very soft and warm and the outside is very easy to buckle/user friendly. I had custom foot beds made for this boot and am really hoping for the perfect fit with these. As I am still learning and breaking these in I realize it may take some time before these become comfortable and more flexible.