Dalbello Proton12/Electra 10 (2007)

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Rating: 2.50 / 5
Price: $525.00
Year: 2007
Level: 3
Gender: Male

Toebox fit: 2.70 / 5
Forefoot fit: 2.50 / 5
Ankle fit: 3.00 / 5
Instep fit: 3.00 / 5
Adjustments: 3.15 / 5
Closure: 3.30 / 5
Response: 2.70 / 5
Support: 2.40 / 5
Flex: 2.40 / 5
Steering: 2.60 / 5
Comfort: 2.80 / 5
Average Score: 2.90 / 5

Pro Dalbello continues its tradition of high-value boots in the Proton/Electra package, which incorporates proven designs, classic looks and generous fits. They've got bulletproof, industrial-looking buckles, rugged power straps and dual cuff-alignment. The overlap shell uses a unique construction that makes it one of the easier boots in the category to get into and out of. The women's Electra pays appropriate attention to a woman's morphology and taste with a thoughtfully shaped, fur-lined inner boot our testers really liked. It fits comfortably right out of the box. On the hill, the men found the Proton steady and supportive. It's easy to flex without being mushy, it steers well, and it's fluid and forgiving in turns. "The balance is solid, and it's energetic," said Gleason. Con Fluffy liner will compress quickly; beware of upsizing. Top Scores Entry/Exit 3.4, Adjustability 3.3, Closure System 3.3


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