Skiing both uphill and downhill requires a delicate balance that's difficult to achieve. The 2020 Dalbello Lupo Air 110 is a good example of a boot that's erring on the side of lightness. These things are pretty impressive these days, and for skiers who are looking for a boot to handle a wide variety of circumstances, the Lupo Air 110 is a fantastic choice. It's a pretty solid combination of basketball sneaker and alpine ski boot. On the uphill, the new Grilamid Air material makes these feel like there's nothing on. With a completely different closure system than most touring boots on the market, the Lupo Air 110 has a new cable closure system as well as two ratchet-style straps. When the inner liner is cinched up and the straps are buckled tight, these things really start to light up the downhill. There's always a sacrifice, however, so we'll never say it skis as good as a true alpine boot, but for most skiers, that's not what they're after. What they're looking for is a strong, smart, and easy to use boot that can handle a wide variety of snow types and terrain. With a 100 mm forefoot last and a cabrio-style shell, the Lupo Air 110 is fairly accommodating for most foot shapes. The 110-flex rating is ideal for most intermediate and advanced skiers who are looking for a smart blend of comfort, convenience, and performance. Heavier skiers will likely overpower the 110, and should look to the 130 for more support. With GripWalk soles and tech fittings, these boots are tour-norm only, so make sure you check your compatibilities.
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