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. 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.
63D polyether TPU provides increased stiffness & lateral support for our VFF boot. The cuff rests at 10°, has a maximum forward flex of 18°, and attaches to the clog at four 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 customised 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 and 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). 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, Instep Closure System
The Three Piece Tongue and Instep Closure System, unique to DaleBoot, eliminates pressure points along the instep by utilising 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 boot compression syndrome or nerve impingement, often associated with traditional four 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.
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.
Cant Correcting 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 effect 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 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, further extending the life of the boot.