Dalbello KR 2 - Lupo SP I.D.
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If big mountain freerider Sean Pettit relies on the Dalbello Men's KR 2 - Lupo SP I. D. Ski Boot to get him down a pillow line, help him spin off a natural mountain feature, and slay a massive big mountain line, then you'd better believe these are some quality boots. The SP Pro model features a unique cross-over functionality for both traditional and freeskiing styles making it a big mountain charging boot that ventures out the resort's backcountry gates, bootpacks into the resort's extreme terrain, and sleds into the backcountry for a short tour. The Lupo features a Ski-Hike mechanism that easily unlocks to free the upper cuff from the lower shell to extend a long range of motion for hiking, climbing, or bootpacking, so you can comfortably venture wherever the powder calls. Equipped with a 130 flex index, this stiff and powerful boot gives pros and die-hard skiers the tools to rip the mountain from top to bottom. The Lupo also uses an innovative Cabrio design architecture that combines a boot shell/boot cuff assembly with an external Kinetic Response shell tongue closure. This design provides rigid lateral support for dynamic power-to-ski energy transfer with a comfortable, smooth flex, superior shock absorption, and a convenient way to put on and take off the Lupo. Dalbello's Contour 4 shell fit technology features relief contours molded into the inside lower shell at the ankle, heel, 5th metatarsal, and navicular points to provide a close and accurate fit and minimize the need for shell modifications. To provide a strong foothold and rearfoot stability when you charge big lines, the Lupo features Dynalink Rearfoot Retention that uses an independently functioning heel/instep closure assembly to effectively minimize foot sliding, heel lift, and boot shell distortion when you flex the boot. With today's modern rockered skis and lateral skiing technique you need a much more upright and neutral (flatter) stance, so Dalbello incorporated its Center Balanced Stance t...