Race-Inspired Performance Boot
Dalbello DS Asolo 130

In an industry filled with experimentation and competition to stay on the cutting edge, sometimes it pays to remember tradition. This is evidenced by the recent popularity of heavy, aggressively cambered skis, and also by Dalbello’s DS Asolo 13. 

Consistency is key here, the more aggressive Asolo boots are impressive because they are so unremarkable. They’re just a very well-executed 2-piece, 4 buckle boot built just like they have been for the last few decades that delivers dependable results turn after turn.

DS Asolo’s borrow a lot from Dalbello’s race line. The way they ski feels very supportive and responsive, the way they push back on the skier keeps them from feeling dead over time and can help to keep your legs feeling fresher, longer. 

Following the consistency theme, the flex is consistent throughout the entire length of the boot. They deliver a snug squeeze around the entirety of the foot, without bunching or dead space around the toes and heels. This firmness in fit is carried all the way through the cuff, so that when you engage the boot with your shin you feel consistent pressure, even right under the calf. Skiers who tend to have a lot to tell their boots will appreciate the predictability and the precision they afford through turns.

They’re one of the best ski boots if you want to ride fast, and are a powerful option for any skier seeking a devoted frontside option. Additionally they feature a new IF liner and shell that are fully customizable, and textured soles to help stay on your feet when you’re walking in them. The Asolo’s are a premier resort crusher boot, and should be strongly considered by anyone who spends a lot of time riding the resort.

Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

4.8

Things we like:

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    Good traditional fit boot with top-quality comfort
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    Available in a wide variety of sizes and flexes
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    Could be the best ski boot for resort riding

Things we don't like:

  • check-markThe cuff feels a little low for some riders
  • check-markYou definitely pay more for a high flex rating because of the race style

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Dalbello DS Asolo 130

Specs & Features

  • Flex Range: 95-130
  • Last: 98mm
  • Mondo: 24.5-30-.5 (Half Sizes)
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Related Reviews

Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

4.8

Things we like:

  • check-mark
    Good traditional fit boot with top-quality comfort
  • check-mark
    Available in a wide variety of sizes and flexes
  • check-mark
    Could be the best ski boot for resort riding

Things we don't like:

  • check-markThe cuff feels a little low for some riders
  • check-markYou definitely pay more for a high flex rating because of the race style

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