Dalbello

New Dalbello Lupo SP ID Ski Boots

  • Ability Level: Advanced-Expert
    Age Group: Adult
    Type: Downhill


    The Dalbello KR Lupo SP ID Ski Boots are the ultimate big mountain freeride tool with backcountry capability. The boot includes Dalbello s ski/hike mechanism on the back of the cuff, enabling you to tour and hike outside of the resort as you please. Even with walk mode, Dalbello s Cabrio Design Architecture and 130 flex tongue, the Lupo SP is still amazingly responsive on the way down. Designed for a narrower forefoot and ankle, the Dynalink Rearfoot Retention buckle technology keeps your heel locked down securely in the boot. For extra warmth and personalization, the boot also comes with a fully thermo-moldable I.D. Thermo Max Hike Liner. Product Details Fit: Last: 98 mm – This performance fitting Cabrio Design Architecture last shape features precise tapering in rearfoot and achilles' zones with narrow forefoot volume. Dalbello’s most accurate and close fitting anatomic last shape features innovative Contour 4 fit technology. Contour 4 Shell Fit – Contour 4 Technology is a revolutionary technological advance in performance ski boot fitting. The anatomical contours of the inside sidewalls of the boot-shell, as well as the innerboot lasts, are precisely “mapped” to the shape of the typical high performance skier’s foot. A little extra “space” is molded into the inside of the boot shell at 4 critical fit points: ankle, heel, 5th metatarsal, and navicular. Flex: Flex: 130 – As stiff as a freeride boot gets; meant for expert skiers who know where they're going and intend on doing it quickly. B and C Interchangeable Tongues – In addition to Dalbello's 'B' tongue with a flex of 130, the boot also comes with an interchangeable 'C' tongue, which is around 10-15 flex points softer. Liner: I.D. (Intuition®/Dalbello) Thermo Max Hike Liner – Developed by Dalbello's R&D department in conjunction with Intuition® Sport Vancouver, I.D. Thermo Liners offer full-liner customization upon heat molding, even in the sole. The Thermo Max Hike Liner has a no-tongue overlapping cuff and is made from High Density Intuition® EVA foam. With a strong warmth to weight ratio, the Max Hike Liner offers balanced foothold and comfort while allowing for substantial touring/hiking movement. Shell Materials: Cabrio Design Architecture – Cabrio Design Architecture - Dalbello’s critically acclaimed, 3 Piece Cabrio Design architecture has been the cornerstone of their performance, all mountain, and freestyle models for more than a decade. This unique construction combines a 3 piece construction assembly - shell/cuff/tongue – that comfortably secures the foot and lower leg while optimizing smooth and progressive flexibility. Dalbello’s Cabrio models provide the ultimate in responsive performance to ski your best. Cabrio Design permits the use of stiffer and more rigid plastics in the lower shell. This strengthens the support around the foot and lower leg providing quick response and precise transfer of power to the ski edges. This design also prevents the lower shell from distorting and bulging as the boot flexes, making the boot more smooth and stable at high speeds and on irregular terrain. Shell / Cuff / Tongue – PE (Polyether) / PU (Polyurethane) / PA (Polyamide) Stance: Center Balanced "Rocker" Stance – Foot angle, cant angle, and cuff inclination engineered into the shell and cuff positions skiers in a balanced and centered stance for optimum dynamic performance. Adjustable Twin Cuff Alignment – Permits skiers to align the lateral inclination of the upper cuff to the skier’s leg. Outside and inside hinge cuff alignment using 5mm hex tool, rotate the mechanism clockwise, or counterclockwise, to align boot cuff to desired position Ski/Walk Mode: Ski/Hike Mechanism – Thin, lightweight, and compact, this advanced "hike/ski" control combines extended range of hiking/walking motion with solid, sensitive and powerful ski control. Dalbello's Cabrio Design Architecture allows for a highly functional hike mode with no compromise in skiing performance. Buckles: -3 F Lite Aluminum Micro-Adjustable Buckles (1 Inverted) – Forefoot closure buckle above the instep is inverted and designed to close on the top of the boot shell, not on the side. The top closure positioning prevents buckle breakage and bending during rail slides, grinds, falls, and transitions. -Dynalink Rearfoot Retention – Dynalink is an independently functioning heel/instep closure band assembly that secures the skier's foot in the middle and rearfoot sections of the ski boot. During boot flex, the Dynalink band does not permit the foot to slide forward or the heel to lift lifting inside the boot shell. Power Strap: Velcro Sole: Rubber Clad Hike Sole – Bi-injection polyurethane toes and heels and rubber arch clad provide durability, stability and traction while walking and climbing. Replaceable Hy-Grip™ Rubber Toes and Heels Specs Ability Level: Advanced-Expert Ski Boot Flex: Very Stiff Flex Index: 130 Forefoot Width: 98 mm Alpine Touring Mode: Yes Number of Buckles: 3 Ski Awards: Powder Magazine Skier's Choice
  • What size of ski boots should I buy?

    Boots that fit well are a key part of good ski setup. Selecting a proper size is essential for both comfort and performance. Listed below are some helpful tips and a conversion chart to get you started with selecting your size.

     

    How do I measure my foot?

    The easiest method of measuring is to lay a piece of paper or cardboard down on the ground in a flat, level, area. While standing, place your foot on top of the paper and trace the outside of your foot. You can then measure the tracing from the back of the heel to the longest part of the toe. We recommend measuring in centimeters for the most accurate measurement however, if you need to measure in inches you can convert to centimeters by multiplying your measurement by 2.54.

     

    How do I choose the right size?

    If your centimeter measurement falls between two sizes round up to the closest mondopoint size. For example a 26.73cm would round up to a 27.0 mondopoint or a 26.32 would round up to a 26.5 mondopoint. We do NOT recommend using the conversion chart based on street shoe size. Due to the inconsistent sizing of shoe manufacturers this is not an accurate method of sizing and should only be used if absolutely necessary.

    Recreational Fit: For skiers that are more conservative on the slopes or don't ski many days per year and are looking for a spacious fit to maximize comfort. It is generally best to choose a size slightly above your mondopoint measurement. We do not recommend choosing a size that is more than one size above your mondopoint measurement.
    Performance Fit: For skiers that ski fast and aggressive on a variety of steep, technical, terrain. If you are looking for the most power transfer and want the best performance with a tight, precise fit. It is generally best to select right at your mondopoint measurement or slightly below.

    Mondopoint 
    (Centimeter Measurement)

    Men (US Size)

    Women (US Size)

    Junior/Youth (US Size)

    15

    -

    -

    J8 (Jr.)

    15.5

    -

    -

    J8 (Jr.)

    16

    -

    -

    J9 (Jr.)

    16.5

    -

    -

    J9 (Jr.)

    17

    -

    -

    J10 (Jr.)

    17.5

    -

    -

    J11 (Jr.)

    18.5

    -

    -

    J12 (Jr.)

    19.5

    -

    -

    J13 (Jr.)

    20

    -

    -

    J13.5 (Jr.)

    20.5

    -

    -

    Y1 (Youth)

    21

    -

    -

    Y2 (Youth)

    21.5

    -

    -

    Y3 (Youth)

    22

    -

    W5

    Y4 (Youth)

    22.5

    -

    W5.5

    Y4.5 (Youth)

    23

    M5

    W6

    Y5 (Youth)

    23.5

    M5.5

    W6.5

    Y5.5 (Youth)

    24

    M6

    W7

    Y6 (Youth)

    24.5

    M6.5

    W7.5

    Y6.5 (Youth)

    25

    M7

    W8

    Y7 (Youth)

    25.5

    M7.5

    W8.5

    Y7.5 (Youth)

    26

    M8

    W9

    Y8 (Youth)

    26.5

    M8.5

    W9.5

    -

    27

    M9

    W10

    -

    27.5

    M9.5

    W10.5

    -

    28

    M10

    W11

    -

    28.5

    M10.5

    W11.5

    -

    29

    M11

    W12

    -

    29.5

    M11.5

    -

    -

    30

    M12

    -

    -

    30.5

    M12.5

    -

    -

    31

    M13

    -

    -

    31.5

    M13.5

    -

    -

    32

    M14

    -

    -

     

    Unfortunately ski boots will never be as comfortable or fit the same as a street shoe no matter how well they fit simply due to the materials they are made of and how they are manufactured. Remember that the conversion chart is approximate and this information is only meant to be a starting point. With slight variances from one boot model to another and every persons foot being unique we cannot guarantee that choosing a size solely based on this guide will result in a perfectly fit boot.

  • How much is shipping?

    We offer free ground shipping on domestic orders over $200.00. For any order less than $200.00 shipping is charged on a per item basis. The cost can be calculated during checkout. All orders that qualify for free shipping are shipped at the discretion of Galactic Snow Sports. Larger orders that are deemed a bulk order will NOT be eligible for free ground shipping.

     

    How long does it take for my order to ship?

    Orders are processed the next business day after they are submitted. Most orders will typically leave our warehouse within 1-2 business days, business days do not include weekends and major holidays. Additional services such as tune-ups will add an additional 1-2 business days of processing time.

     

    How long will it take for my order to arrive?

    Transit time will vary depending on your location and selected shipping method. Once your order leaves our warehouse you will receive an email notification with your tracking number. You can then track your package and see the estimated delivery date.

     

    Can I have my order shipped express?

    We do offer express shipping methods for 3 day, 2 day, and 1 day delivery services. You can select from these options on the checkout page.

     

    Does Galactic Snow Sports offer international shipping?

    We currently offer international shipping to Canada only. International orders are not eligible for free shipping promotions. For ALL international shipments please be aware that there are local duties, taxes, and brokerage on your purchase. These are not fees charged by Galactic Snow Sports therefore we are unable to provide an amount prior to purchase. It is suggested that you check with your local international shipping fulfillment companies for an estimate.

     

    Do you have a store that I can shop or pickup orders at?

    Unfortunately we do not have a retail store and do not offer local pickup. All orders must be placed via our website and will be shipped from our warehouse location to you.

    What do I do if my package was damaged, lost, or stolen?

    These are not common occurrences but they do happen. In the event that a package is damaged in transit, lost, or stolen, please contact us as soon as possible. We will notify the shipping company and they will let us know how to proceed.

     

  • Conditions

    New - A brand new item that has never been used on the slopes. Manufacturers packaging may be damaged or not included. New items may have been used as display units or are past seasons closeout items. They may have slight cosmetic damage including minor scratches, scuffs, or dust from being stored in a warehouse setting.

    Used - All used products have been used in a rental or demo fleet. Please use the rating scale and example images below for a reference of what condition our used skis and snowboards will be in. Used items such as boots, snowboard bindings, poles, or helmets do not have individual condition ratings as they will all show different levels of cosmetic wear and tear. All used items that do not have individual ratings will have signs of use such as scratches, scuffs, scrapes, and wear from normal use. This will not effect the performance of the product. All used items without an individual condition rating will be fully functional unless otherwise specified.

     

    Ratings

    AA - “AA” rated gear will show little to no cosmetic wear. This is the closest you can get to new without actually being new.

    • Little to no cosmetic blemishes approximately ½ inch in size or less, cosmetic wear will not impact performance.
    • Has seen little to no use
    • Very light scratches, scuffs, or chips on the top sheet
    • Very light scratches or grooves on the base or edges
    • Very light scratches or scuffs on bindings if applicable
    • Rental identifiers such as bar codes, rental crayon, or stickers

    A - “A” rated gear will show minor cosmetic wear. This gear has had limited use on the slopes.

    • Multiple cosmetic blemishes 2 inches in size or less, cosmetic wear will not impact performance.
    • Has seen minor use
    • Light scratches, scuffs, or chips on the top sheet
    • Light scratches or grooves on the base or edges
    • Light scratches or scuffs on the bindings if applicable
    • Rental identifiers such as bar codes, rental crayon, or stickers

    B – “B” rated gear will show moderate cosmetic wear. This gear has had moderate use on the slopes over multiple seasons.

    • Multiple cosmetic blemishes 3 inches in size or less, cosmetic wear will not impact performance.
    • Has seen moderate use
    • Moderate scratches, scuffs, or chips on the top sheet
    • Moderate scratches, grooves, or dings on the base or edges
    • Moderate scratches, scuffs, or chips on the bindings if applicable
    • Base may have p-tex patches
    • Rental identifiers such as bar codes, rental crayon, or stickers

    C – “C” rated gear will show substantial cosmetic wear. This gear has had heavy use one the slopes over multiple seasons. May be missing non-essential parts like tip protectors or top sheet adornments.

    • Multiple substantial cosmetic blemishes 6 inches in size or less, cosmetic wear will not impact performance.
    • Has seen heavy use
    • Substantial scratches, scuffs, or chips on the top sheet
    • Substantial scratches, grooves, or dings on the base or edges
    • Substantial scratches, scuffs, or chips on the bindings if applicable
    • Base may have p-tex patches
    • Rental identifiers such as bar codes, rental crayon, or stickers

    D– “D” rated gear will show severe cosmetic wear and/or damage that will lessen the lifespan or usability of the item. This gear will have issues that will need some sort of attention or repair before being able to perform normally on the slopes. If you are really stretching a budget, looking for a beater set of skis or board, or want to try your hand at tuning, these are a cheap and effective way to do so. May be missing non-essential parts like tip protectors or top sheet adornments. Items with a rating of “D” are not eligible for returns.
    • Multiple severe cosmetic blemishes of various size
    • Has seen excessive use
    • Item has damage that renders it difficult to use as is
    • Will require repair or service to perform normally
    • Substantial scratches, scuffs, or chips on the bindings if applicable
    • Rental identifiers such as bar codes, rental crayon, or stickers

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