Intuition Liners, designed in conjunction with our partners Zipfit and Intuition Sports, are proprietary to DaleBoot and pre-lasted to the DaleBoot shell during production. Our Heat Fit IV liners consist of varying densities of multi-layered “intuition” cross-linked EVA to produce a fit unlike any other on the market. Intuition Liners come standard with VFF, VFF Pro, and Aufsteiger boots, and are available to best accommodate the widest range of lower leg and foot sizes, dimensions and volumes. The Zitfit Liner comes standard with our Julian Carr Gambit boot. In combination with the exclusive DaleBoot Three-Piece Tongue and Instep Closure System, the our liners provide unparalleled ease of entry, fit, comfort and performance. Purchase Daleboot liners at an authorized DaleBoot shop.
63D polyether TPU provides increased stiffness & lateral support for our VFF boot. The cuff rests at 10°’s, has a maximum forward flex of 18°’s, and attaches to the clog at 4 points for optimal alignment with the flex plane of the ankle. Once ankle biomechanics have been addressed either with the DaleBoot adjustable footbed (below) or by a fully customized footbed, the ankle’s flex plane is directly aligned to transfer power to the ski’s inside edge. The alignment of our VFF PRO boot’s flex pattern with the flex plane of the ankle allows the skier to transfer 100% of their power to the proper edge, drastically increasing edge hold, carving ability, and overall performance.
Made from 69 durometer virgin polyether TPU, the plastic used in the clog’s construction is as stiff as the plastic found in high end, world cup racing boots. The result is a boot that delivers the highest possible levels of frontal plane (lateral) stiffness & stability. All DaleBoot models are 100% custom made and designed from the skier’s foot, outwards to the shell. Factory-lasted shell mods, per size, include Length (to +20mm), Width (-4mm to +15mm), & toe box height (to +7mm). The last shape is anatomically correct and can be further customized by a DaleBoot Authorized Fit Center to accommodate all foot forms and shapes. DaleBoot is the only ski boot manufacturer using 100% virgin polyether TPU, and the result is a very light but durable shell that maintains all modifications for the life of the shell.
Three Piece Tongue and Instep Closure System
The Three Piece Tongue and Instep Closure System, unique to DaleBoot, eliminates pressure points (or hot spots) along the instep by utilizing varying densities of softer, more compliant polyether TPU on the shin tongue, instep spat and hinge spat. The progressively softer layers virtually eliminate the possibility of BCS (boot compression syndrome) or nerve impingement, often associated with traditional 4 buckle overlap designs, which can cause cold feet, numbness and/or pain. DaleBoot’s Three Piece Tongue and Instep Closure System increases comfort, ease of entry/exit, and eliminates pressure points.
As part of the DaleBoot fitting process, numerous bio-mechanics of the ankle are closely analyzed and measured. The adjustable footbed, which is located between the shell and the liner, is then adjusted to account for pronation (eversion of the heel cord), supination (inversion), and/or fore/aft stance balance issues. These adjustments are absolutely critical for fit, form, and performance as they provide optimal stance balancing in both the frontal (side to side) and sagittal (fore/aft) planes. In addition, the adjustable insole can be raised to accommodate slight leg length discrepancies. A neutral balance in the boot allows the muscles to focus on skiing as opposed to maintaining balance, which in turn allows for full power transmission to the ski’s edge. This level of precision technology is unique to DaleBoot.
Cantable & Replaceable Soles
DaleBoot’s cantable soles provide precise cant correction, neutral balance on the ski and enhanced power transfer to the ski’s edge. Proper cant correction takes into account the physical shape of the leg and the affect it has on weight distribution under foot. DaleBoot measures the skier’s leg shape, to the degree, and cant corrects closest to the snow, by removing the boot’s neutral sole units and replacing them with properly canted soles. The result is a ski that runs flat, allowing the skier to easily engage the ski’s edge (in both directions equally) without having to over-angulate their knee, or expose themselves to MCL or ACL injuries. After extensive examination and on-ski experimentation, DaleBoot can easily swap out the cant correction for a fill accommodation should the skier’s (rigid) skeletal structure refuse to accept a correction. In addition, DaleBoot’s canted soles are also replaceable due to extended wear, further extending the life of the boot. Purchase cantable & replaceable soles at a DaleBoot authorized shop. See our canting video here.
Please Note: Cant Correction or Fill Accommodation is not to be confused with Cuff Alignment (often erroneously referred to as a “Cuff Cant”). Cuff Alignment is used to match the shape of the boot to the shape of the skier’s lower leg (tibial varum or valgum). It does not offer cant correction, put the skis flat or eliminate over-angulation of the knee throughout turns. If you opt for a more conventional ski boot, not a Daleboot, we advise you to not allow a shop technician to “cant correct” you by using a “cuff alignment” mechanism. Otherwise, you could greatly expose your knees to adverse torque and risk of injury.