Dalbello Viper 8 Ski Boots
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The Viper 8 is built for easy to control performance. Taking its shape and fit from the all new Viper series the Viper 8 gives a tight, precision, performance fit in a boot trimmed for intermediate to casual advanced skiers. Due to overall fit of the Viper 8 it is also very suitable for aggressive advanced skiers that are simply lightweight. The Viper 8 follows the current trend in ski boots, borrowing from Dalbello's race series, using True Balance Stance. TBS is a system of choosing all the stance, foot, and leg angles to give a centered and balanced feel for optimal response with modern ski shapes both cambered and rockered. When paired with a 90 flex shell and cuff this system makes the Viper 8 a very accessible performance boot. To help with the overall fit the Viper 8 is stripped down to a few key pieces. Four microadjustable buckles dial in the pressure through out the foot, shaft alignment make sure the leg fits properly in line , and an adjustable height cuff spoiler fine tunes the calf fit. While these all tweak the Viper 8 the majority of it's versatile fit come from the Contour 4 fit concept, focusing in on the four major problem areas in ski boots, the nevicular, the heel pocket, the 5th metatarsal, and the midfoot, through foot mapping and proper shaping of the inner shell. This is then filled in with the Trufit Sport liner, to offer a good cushioned feel but remain reasonably responsive, because all this technology serves no purpose if the liner is mush. At a scant 100mm wide the Viper 8 is a roomy toed, incredibly versatile boot.
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- Buckles Easily
- Easy Entry & Exit
- Quality Construction
- Retains Warmth
Comments about Dalbello Viper 8 Ski Boots:
I bought these for my 20 year old son who's just starting out on skis. I had also bought a pair of Dalbello Axion 9's for his 14 year old brother earlier this year. Based on our experience with the Axion 9, I decided to stick with Dalbello again.
The Viper 8 has a narrower last (100) than the Axion 9 (104) which fits my older son better. He's a size 11 (29) but has a narrow foot. The younger guy has a wide foot hence the two different boots.
Anyway, at the price point these Dalbello boots are hard to beat. 90 flex is good for my 150 lb novice kid to grow into. Not too stiff but plenty for a lightweight skier develop a feel for getting a ski on edge.
The four buckle closure with a velcro strap up top offers plenty of adjustment and the buckles are high quality.
Likewise, the liner appears to be well made from good materials and its been comfortable so far. But the key there is paying attention to boot design and your individual foot.
Lastly, Dalbello makes a sharp looking boot and this one is no exception. Like I said at the outset of this review, it's hard to beat for the money.
- Feels true to size
- Feels true to width
- Was this a gift?: