Dalbello Sports Panterra 130 I.D. Ski Boot

Simply legendary.

The original ski/hike boots were made of leather, which was great for the uphills but made things tough on the early freeriders. Luckily for us, leathers have gone the way of the 210cm straight ski, and we've been spoiled by the aggressive, high-powered design of ski/hike boots like the Dalbello Panterra 130 I.D Ski Boot.

Don't confuse the Panterra with a lightweight AT boot—it's a downhill-first beast designed to be skied hard. It comes with a hard-riding 130 flex that you can push as hard as you like without overwhelming the boot and a center-balanced Rocker stance that's meant to help you stay balanced on wider, bigger skis. A Dalbello isn't a Dalbello without the famous Cabrio three-piece design and Contour 4 shell fit, both of which are designed to provide maximum adjustability and comfort without the need for lots of grinding, punching, or fiddling. The Panterra also comes complete with adjustable flex, lean, heel inclination, and canting, so you can dial the boot in to your exact specs without spending hours, and stacks of cash, at the bootfitter.

The Panterra's hits just keep on coming, too. The Split Fit tongue makes it easy and comfortable to slide your boots on and off, even with their burly design, and the I.D. Max heat-moldable liner provides fully customizable comfort, warmth, and snug precision. Like any good Dalbello, the Panterra also sports the legendary Dynalink Rearfoot Retention buckle, which pulls your heel into the pocket for unbeatable heel hold. At the toe, the Variable Volume Fit buckle lets you select between three last widths—100, 101, and 102mm. And, of course, we'd be remiss not to mention the Panterra's Hike/Ski cuff mechanism, which lets you unlock the cuff from the shell for better ankle flexion and easier hiking, so you can cruise up those in-bounds and backside hikes before all the Joeys have left the traverse.

  • Aggressive freeride ski boot for hard-charging skiers
  • Very stiff 130 flex accommodates advanced to expert riders
  • Variable Volume Fit adjusts the boot's last between three widths
  • Walk mode and Rockered Grip Walk sole makes hiking easier
  • Pre-punched Contour 4 shell with three-piece Cabrio design
  • Thermo-moldable ID Now custom fit liner for a precise fit
  • Dynalink Heel Retention locks your heel in place
  • Hy-Grip rubber toe and heel pieces are replaceable
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Day 1.... Love them!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I've used these a few times now, and have nothing but praise for these boots. With a thicker sock on and the added room in the forefoot allows some wiggle room while riding the chairs or standing in line. The stiffness is noticeable and translates in to better input and feedback. Would buy them again when the time comes.

Alpine Boot for square foot chargers

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I have a very square and wide fore/mid foot and I finally found an alpine boot that works for me. The 4d contour fit for the shell didn't require any punching on my foot. With the power wrap ID liner custom molded this boot is fantastic and charges inbounds. I like having the walk/hike mode for short boot packs inbounds/ side country/ parking lot- but the ROM is not huge. I am a big fan of the 3-piece shell design; it makes getting in/out of the boot so much easier compared to a overwrap 2-piece shell. Buckle construction is solid and having the instep buckle really pulls your heal into the pocket. I initially tried a 27/27.5 but sized down to a 26 (foot measures almost dead on 27) and got a much better performance fit.