2023 Dalbello Boot Brand Profile

2023 Dalbello Boot Brand Profile         No other boot brand has done more with the 3-piece, external-tongue shell design than Dalbello.  Dalbello didn’t just copy the Raichle design they adopted; they improved on it.  They optimized its...

2023 K2 Boot Brand Profile

2023 K2 Boot Brand Profile When K2 waltzed into the boot market roughly a decade ago, part of the story heralding its arrival was that its team required only 18 months to create a better boot line.  There was a whiff of hubris to the claim, as if the marketing...

2023 Lange Boot Brand Profile

2023 Lange Boot Brand Profile   Lange has traveled a long way as a brand without ever leaving home. The motherland for Lange lies between the boundaries indicated by the start and finish of a World Cup race. The plastic boot that truly revolutionized modern...

2023 Salomon Boot Brand Profile

2023 Salomon Boot Brand Profile I was one of the many midwives who attended at the birth of the Salomon boot in 1979.  I translated Salomon’s encyclopedic Boot Bible into English and later condensed parts of it into one of the first bootfitting manuals.  I trained the...

2023 Fischer Boot Brand Profile

2023 Fischer Boot Brand Profile Fischer had a long and illustrious history as a ski maker before they decided to jump into the boot pool, despite said pool already being awash with brands.  The focus of their debut models was an abducted (toes-out) stance, a clever...

2022 Rossignol Boot Brand Profile

2022 Rossignol Boot Brand Profile         With the arrival two years ago of the Alltrack Elite LT and Pro LT – for Lightweight Touring – Rossi complemented its Speed (standard 2-piece shells) and Track (similar shells, but with a hike mode)...