If the factory was the Sistine Chapel.
Light on weight and heavy on freeride performance, the Lupo Factory Ski Boot is Dalbello's masterpiece for backcountry touring. It's almost impossible to achieve such a stiff flex of 130 and still maintain an ultralight weight of four pounds per boot. Equally impossible is having such a light weight and allow a massive 67-degree cuff rotation for skinning, hiking, and booting, but Dalbello achieved that as well. What's it secret you wonder? Three words: removable carbon tongue.
Like all Dalbello's top models, the Lubo Factory Ski Boot features a Cabrio construction that uses three separate pieces (tongue, cuff, shell) to give the boot a smoother power transmission, a dynamic rebound, and excellent shock absorption. The shell also features Dalbello's wide Cuff Hyperband buckle that offers more comfort and less friction, while the inverted forefoot buckle prevents breaking and bending.
Inside the boot, Dalbello inserted a thermo-moldable ID Max Hike liner that conforms to your foot after a heating process. This Hike version is lighter and flexible for easier booting. Underfoot, the boot's Xtra Grip rubber toe stays solid when you encounter icy ridges, and you can interchange them with alpine DIN or touring soles for versatility in or out of the resort. That sounds sort of odd, skiing in superlight backcountry boots, but again, this boot is an absolute masterpiece that you'll want wherever you ride.
- Ultralight touring boot is a heavyweight on freeride performance
- 130 flex is the stiffest option available for backcountry boots
- Narrow 98mm last assures an aggressively precise performance
- Three-piece Cabrio construction delivers a progressive forward flex
- Removable tongue allows for 67-degree cuff rotation for hiking
- ID Max Hike liner is thermo-moldable for customized comfort
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