Dalbello Lupo AX 110 W ski boot review, 2017/2018 women's Freeride Category, from our equipment experts at Bootfitters.com powered by Masterfit.

The Dalbello Lupo AX 110 W's downhill power-to-weight ratio was commendable, according to testers who said it tipped and ripped as well as it drove to the front of the shovel, handling all speeds, all terrain and all turn sizes equally well with no surprises. The hike mode is unique in that to access the boot's full range of touring motion, the tongue must be removed completely using a simple switch at its connection point. With the tongue out of the way, the comfy fabric gusset keeps moisture out and the Dalbello Lupo AX 110 W rolls through a massive range. "This boot blew the other boots in this category out of the water," said McGuire. All the bells and whistles!"

Testers agreed that the fit of the Lupo AX 110 W is dialed—essentially how a medium width should fit—with a little extra room in the toebox, a good snug heel pocket and a comfortably even grip everywhere else. They said the upper cuff's stance is a little upright and the 110 flex rating is for real; so there's plenty of fore-aft support on tap for charging if perhaps a little firm against the shin for some. "Ladies, we have a new contender! Look out Cochise, the Lupo AX 110 W is comin' for ya!" said Poore.