Rating: / 5
The Dobermann is new and improved and yes, a touch more mannerly. It’s not tuned-down in terms of its power and precision on snow, but it is more tuned-in to a skier's foot shape with a more open liner fit along the lateral side of the foot and roomier toebox. Granted, this boot is still one of the tightest in the test, but not in a vice-like way. Shin and calf fit have also been improved. Testers most-appreciated how these comfort upgrades didn’t restrain the barely-harnessed power of the Dobermann. But this time around they felt like owners, not like mailmen running for their lives. The Dobermann EDT 130 is an articulation of what works in the narrow performance boot category. Spartan, stripped down and fundamentally rigid, the Dobie excels at driving a ski exactly where you tell it, at really high speeds. Tester comments: "This boot bends any ski. Super sensitive to any movement."