Dalbello Sports Lupo 120 Ski Boot

Big mountains are big playgrounds.

Let Dalbello's Lupo 120 Ski Boot help you tromp around those big powdery mountains you call your playground. Designed and ridden by top-level freeriders, the Lupo provides the utmost power and precision for aggressively skiing at any speed down tree lines, big bowls, and virtually any snow surface. Its stiff flex and narrow last give a precise fit that advanced-to-expert skiers look for in their boots.

The Lupo stays on top of the game due to Dalbello's revolutionary three-piece Cabrio construction that separates the shell in three parts (shell, cuff, and tongue) to assure a smooth flex, a responsive ride, shock absorption, and an easier on and off. Dalbello also hooked this boot up with a ski/hike mode so you can bootpack up killer lines. The Hy-Grip rubber toe and heel assist with hiking over rocks and slick surfaces, and a rockered stance eases hiking and enhances downhill performance.

  • Freeride ski boot provides power and precision down big mountains
  • Stiff 120 flex ideal for advanced to expert riders
  • Snug and responsive narrow 98mm last
  • Ski/hike mode helps you bootpack up big lines
  • Three-piece shell has a progressive forward flex
  • Precise Contour 4 liner with Orthofit Performance footbed
  • Replaceable Hy-Grip rubber sole toe and heel
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Is it winter yet?

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I have struggled for a while now trying to get the right fit for ski boots for a while now and have tried on and owned just about every brand of ski boot out there. The problem is that i have a larger foot (11.5) but it is really narrow. More often then not I can feel the slop in the boot before even hitting the mountain. If the boots aren't too big then I've found they have odd geometry and put pressure on the top or outside of my feet.

Dalbello has gotten the fit right for me. the 98mm last is narrow enough without creating weird pressure points. And the step in and 3 buckle system makes them really comfortable for all day use and super easy to get in and out of them.

I am relatively aggressive skier and prefer the softer 120 flex to a 130 for charging down steep terrain. I wear an 115-12 street shoe and picked up the 295 because I use custom inserts. I would say I could get away with a 29 with the insert still in but if i wanted the

Could use a diet.

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Not light by any means but incredibly comfortable. Has a hike mode which is good for "sidecountry" but I would pick a lighter boot if you plan on any longer hikes.

A True In-Bounds Charger

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Man, what can I say other than this boot RIPS. Super stable and will keep your legs comfortable and ready for what ever lines you throw it's way. One thing that I really enjoy about this boot, and most Dalbellos, is that it is very adjustable and customizable to help get the right fit so that you can ski longer, and with more peace of mind by not having to fiddle with or worry about boot problems or sore legs or feet. Although these may be on the stiffer side for some people, I think that as long as you are staying on top of them, they will be pretty forgiving. They do flex pretty nicely, which is noticeable on your landings, or when you are just charging and all-out going for it. These are the best alpine boots I have skied.