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Dalbello ski boots

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anyone have any opinions on these?

I have tried on a pair of Dalbello Visio 2's going for £80 (brand new), seems like a good price and they seemed to be comfy (apparently they have a wide fit, and i have wide feet!), but does anyone have any opinions on them before i go and part with my cash?!

its hard to find much info on Dalbello on the net!
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My hubby is on his second pair now, they really seem to siut his feet. He didn't deliberately go out to buy them the 2nd time, but that was what the boot fitter recommended in Banff. They are very popular in US/Canada. www.dalbello.it A few ski instructors in Serre Che were commenting on them too-very stylish, transparent orange.
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Dal bello sell quite a few boots in the USA. they are no 3 or 4 in terms of numbers. They have always focussed on the low to mid end of the market. In part that's because of the way in which they deal with shops {their terms ar pretty good}.

Check out the reviews in skipressworld.com, as I recall the visio was very welkl reviewed amongst the soft boots, though note that all soft boots {whatever anyone tells you} offer less precision than hard shells {with the pay off being easier entry and more comfort.
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They have always focussed on the low to mid end of the market.


Although the last 2 seasons they have been trying to go upmarket. Witness them sponsoring Plake to endorse their products and changes in their lines.

I have heard good things about the (top-end) CRX line. Might get a pair of the Freerides next winter if they fit.
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Whatever fits your foot best is the best boot. But if they are comfortable in the shop, they might be too big- don't forget the soft materials pack out. buy only from someone who really knows how to fit you.
Kurt - the CRX have a walk mode, are you sure they have enough rear support? the walk mode usually weakens the rear support.
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sugardaddy, I realised that. They would most likely be my second pair of boots. I would grind the soles, add some rocker and kit them with Vibram soles. That would make them into stiff ski mountaineering boots and much more use for skiing than any AT boot.

I have heard that they are by far the stiffest boot (in any direction) to have a walk mode. If Plake is skiing them my guess is they are not noodles. Wink
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HUbby has CRX-pretty stiff. First day he couldn't get them on. Had to sit in bar at bottom of SUnshine gondola for half and hour before he got his feet in them . Mainly due to the boots being in the cold car for the drive from BAnff I think. and then trying to put them on in the car park.
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kurt von liebewitz,
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