Freeride Touring Boot
Dalbello Lupo Pro HD

Ski gear is expensive. To find the best ski boots specifically, you can spend more on them than most of the rest of your kit. Hybrid boots are a great means of cutting costs for the rising number of skiers interested in backcountry travel, but oftentimes diminish the performance of aggressive inbounds riding. The Lupo Pro is Dalbello’s solution to the underperforming hybrid boot. A stiff, aggressive shell with all of the amenities that you’d want for uphill travel.

Durability comes at the cost of weight. Common amongst these hybrid style boots, they definitely are built with the descent in mind, so don’t expect them to fly up the skin track like a skimo boot. 

The Pro model out of the Lupo line is made from race-grade plastic that has a more resilient and damper feel when you’re really pushing the boot. The flex is equally aggressive, and should be able to provide the kind of resistance that expert skiers want out of their boot, despite having a removable tongue. At a glance it fits exactly like you’d want a burly alpine boot to, with small exceptions around the ankle and toe box.

As mentioned the Lupo pro has a removable tongue to ease uphill travel. Dalbello totes the fact that you can get it off with one hand, but doesn’t mention that getting it back on can be a hassle, and could potentially be a headache in heavy wind and snow. Still, combined with the walk mode the boot has excellent range of motion, and more than makes up for its weight when you factor the tec binding you’ll likely be using.

Our Overall Review

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

4.2

Things we like:

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    A hybrid boot that can hold up against a full alpine for aggressive inbounds skiing
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    Great range of motion for uphill travel
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    The removable tongue is easy to take out for more comfortable walking

Things we don't like:

  • check-markPretty heavy, even when compared to an alpine boot
  • check-markThe removable tongue can be a hassle to get on in a pinch

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Dalbello Lupo Pro HD

Specs & Features

  • Flex Range: 130
  • Last: 98mm
  • Mondo: 24.5-29.5 (Half Sizes)
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Our Overall Review

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

4.2

Things we like:

  • check-mark
    A hybrid boot that can hold up against a full alpine for aggressive inbounds skiing
  • check-mark
    Great range of motion for uphill travel
  • check-mark
    The removable tongue is easy to take out for more comfortable walking

Things we don't like:

  • check-markPretty heavy, even when compared to an alpine boot
  • check-markThe removable tongue can be a hassle to get on in a pinch

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