Chairlifts? Where's the fun in that?
You love being in the mountains; you love the feeling of accomplishment during the uphill, the pure beauty of standing at the top, and the adrenaline rush of hard-charging the descent. The Dynafit Women's Radical Ski Boot provides superior comfort and performance for all aspects of the journey. Engineered for for outstanding ease of use, the Radical provides incredible ascents thanks to cuff rotation comparable to the best ski-running boots out there. Polyurethane construction and a four-buckle closure system give you the precise control and power transfer for bomber descents that those ski-running boots could never dream of. Dynafit's Custom Ready liner provides superior comfort and thermal insulation while still providing rugged durability season after season. The Motion Lock System makes the transition from ski mode to walk mode supremely easy and fast. Dynafit's Ultra Lock Strap guarantees maximum performance and ultra-precise ski control. It also improves comfort by eliminating extra space between the tongue and your shin bone, reducing the painful shin bashing that often happens when you're pushing your limits.
- Polyurethane shell
- Custom Ready liner
- Ultra Lock Strap
- Dynagrip Ultralight sole
- Motion Lock System
- Rear Spoiler
- Dynafit Quick Step-in
- Magnesium buckles
- Item #DNF003U
- Q & A
Soft and not a one-boot quiver
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I bought these boots to replace my older version of the same boot, because this version boasted 3mm more width in the toe box, which I needed. After getting them fitted and blown out a bunch to accommodate my wide foot, bunions, and hammer toes, I began using them about 4 days a week (I am a ski guide). They ski super soft, super super soft, it's ok because I mostly ski powder but they suck for hammering around in the resort, both due to their low profile-ness and their softness, skiing the resort and outlying sidecountry was very fatiguing. They go uphill great though, comfortable all day hiking, just they ski so...soft.
So i still have my old clunky alpine boots for non-touring days, but it stinks to have to choose at the beginning of each day which setup to use. I was really hoping this boot would become my one-boot quiver. Oh well!
Ok, great entry level
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
I decided to upgrade my touring setup to a tech binding and got these during the sale. I have not used it and will be returning. Why?
- they're heavy! At 5'4" and 125lbs, these feel like they will be lead on my feet, I'm willing to spend a bit more for 1lb less weight
- not visible from the product photo but there is a seam where different materials come together at the top of the cuff on the inside of the leg, this seam pinched noticably on my calf
- poor fit for high instep with narrow and short heel, Blister Hell beckons
- release latch on the top strap was annoying without gloves on, with gloves was impossible
THE most comfortable boots I've owned
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
These boots have been the most comfortable I've ever owned, and I've owned ski & snowboard boots too. The Dynafit Radical's are really easy to use, they have a lot of micro adjustments and getting in and out of ski & walk mode in knee deep snow is not nearly as challenging as it sounds. I'm fairly new to touring compared to most people traveling in the Wasatch, and I feel like the comfort and ease of use has made it really helpful in keeping up with others while traveling out of bounds.
I would highly recommend these boots to anyone who is just getting in to touring, as well as experienced skiers, because they are very comfortable in both ski and walk mode, easy to adjust & transition, and with the 3 piece tongue, getting in and out of the boots at the beginning & end of the day is a piece of cake.
Overall I love my Dynafit Radical boots, and I feel like they would be great for a lot of different ability levels and foot shapes. I dropped in to some amazing terrain for the first time in these boots and I feel like they definitely performed 110%. If anyone wants more information, or has any questions about these boots, please let me know!!
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How are these for someone who skis inbounds mostly, with the option of touring (have Fritschi bindings)? Thanks.
If you like a softer boot, then this would be fine! Dynafit doesn't use a traditional flex rating, but I would call this about a 90ish flex, which is definitely on the softer side for inbound skiing. SUPER comfy boot though! The 4 buckles definitely give you some added stability.
I would check out a boot like the Tecnica Cochise or Lange XT if you spend more time resort skiing! Those will be way better in-bounds but do have a walk mode that allows you to tour. Also, those have replaceable soles so you could use those with a wider variety of bindings.
Check out my review below for some other info regarding fit.