If you don't know much about DaleBoot, it's time to pay attention. Fabricated and assembled in Salt Lake City, DaleBoots are fully custom (liner and shell) based on extensive measurements, tracings and interview info taken by dealer partners or right at the SLC factory store. If you purchase at a dealer, the final stance and fit work are done locally after your boots are received (all part of the price).
This year we put the VFF Pro to the test for men and women, in both off-the-rack and full-custom tests. The men ranked it a tie for second place in the All-Mountain Adventure category with the Rossignol Alltrack Pro 130 and Tecnica Cochise Pro 130—pretty good company.
Testers said it put the ski on edge and held it there at speed through variable terrain as well as any boot in the group. Its torsionally rigid, high-density (yet thin) shell wall and three-quarter-length bootboard puts the skier in direct connection with the ski and snow surface. Furnished with an Intuition liner, it was one of the lightest and liveliest boots we tested.
The modified three-piece construction employs a classic cabrio lower boot. It relies on a spring-tensioned cable and rear buckle to restrain the cuff's forward travel. That gives the VFF Pro its signature long, energetic flex pattern. Choose to mix in the spiral-wrap Intuition liner and you have the easiest entry and exit boot on the market.