Here at Curated, we believe that the best ski boots for one person aren't necessarily the best boots for another. That's why Ski experts don't just recommend the same pair over and over again! This list is a compilation of experts' top ski boot recommendations. Note, however, that we don't believe in "best of" lists here at Curated – everyone is different and we believe in finding the best gear for you and not generally for the masses.
Whether you're a beginner looking for your first pair, a skier seeking boots that address discomfort of pressure points, or an advanced skier looking for backcountry boots, chat with a Ski Expert here on Curated for free, personalized recommendations to find the perfect boots for you.
- Dalbello DS MX 80 GW Ski Boots · Women's · 2023
- K2 BFC 100 Ski Boots · 2023
- K2 BFC 80 Ski Boots · 2023
- Dalbello DS MX 90 GW Ski Boots · 2023
- Dalbello DS MX 75 Ski Boots · 2023
- Dalbello DS MX 65 W Ski Boots · Women's · 2023
- Dalbello Panterra 100 GW Ski Boots · 2023
- Dalbello Boss 110 Ski Boots · 2023
- Salomon S/Pro 100 GW Ski Boots · 2023
- Dalbello Panterra 85 W GW Ski Boots · Women's · 2023
Dalbello DS MX 80 GW Ski Boots · Women's · 2023
The DS MX 80 GW is a comfortable, low volume boot that runs a bit narrower than other boots; which is great for smaller feet. The Hyperlite material works to reduce the weight and make skiing more enjoyable on and off the slopes. The easy in and out make getting the boot off at the end of the day a breeze and make getting in comfortable and streamlined. Its 2 piece architecture is a traditional overlap design and offers precise control and great energy transference from boot to binding to ski.
K2 BFC 100 Ski Boots · 2023
A perfect blend of comfort and performance. These have one of my favorite liners of all time with a cushy plush open-cell foam that is as supportive as it is comfy for all-day laps on the mountain. Another unique feature I really like in these is the powerfuse spine in the back that effectively eliminates the chatter and vibrations on variable terrain and really smoothes out your ride!
K2 BFC 80 Ski Boots · 2023
SUUUUUPER killer new line from K2! BFC stands for built for comfort and I can confirm that they are! They're an insanely comfortable boot that is still geared toward performance! These don't have a walk mode, but they're a very comfortable boot and that does not exclude walking to the chairs from the parking lot!
An 80 flex is very forgiving, allows for maximum comfort and performance on the slopes. A great choice for someone looking to get a good deal on a boot, these are an awesome option. Grip walk soles and a cushfit comfort liner to really seal the deal here!
Dalbello DS MX 90 GW Ski Boots · 2023
Great choice for skiers hoping to improve their technique. Lightweight, easy to step into, and has GripWalk soles for easy walking to and from the car or the lodge. Good for a newer skier who is hoping to get to intermediate level gear. Still a comfortable boot with a 104mm last so you won't have to worry about aching feet.
With a 104 last this is great for a wider foot and has a heat-moldable liner to make this a super comfortable boot. Great for all-mountain skiing, they have a 90 flex that's a little softer allowing for a lot more forgiveness. With that heat-moldable liner you can get it customized to your foot.
Dalbello makes high-quality boots that are known to last a long time. These ones come with four buckles and a Velcro strap up top to get a perfect fit. A wider fit makes these comfortable too.
Dalbello DS MX 75 Ski Boots · 2023
Anyone that prioritizes comfort when they're first starting out! The DS super liner hugs your foot with plush comfort and the 2-piece Hyperlite shell design offers a consistent and a reliable flex that powers a good energy transmission into the bindings.
Dalbello DS MX 65 W Ski Boots · Women's · 2023
Dalbello Panterra 100 GW Ski Boots · 2023
Someone who wants comfort with performance. The three buckle system provides a snug fit, with the 45 degree buckle holding the heel and ankle comfortably in the boot, without having any pressure. A custom heat moldable liner gives the boot a super custom fit right out of the box, and helps skip any break in period. Adjustable last and gripwalk soles, as well as a walk/hike feature on the boot makes this a perfect match for anyone looking to spend a day on the mountain.
Dalbello Boss 110 Ski Boots · 2023
These are notoriously comfortable and super easy to take on and off with their three-piece shell design. They have a heat-moldable liner that can adapt to your unique foot shape and help with flat feet. I would certainly recommend a footbed for any purchase you make as it will definitely alleviate any pressure points you may experience by keeping your foot supported and locked in while flexing the boot.
The Cabrio design built from three pieces rather than two, eliminates overlap and the pressure points associated with that. Also gives you a more consistent forward flex and power transfer. A heat-moldable liner allows you to dial in the fit. The extra buckle location on the forefoot is another added feature that will also help you customize your fit.
Salomon S/Pro 100 GW Ski Boots · 2023
Great 4-buckle downhill boot with power, precision, and a fully customizable fit. 100mm last (width) is great for an average width foot. The S/pro is a top of the line boot from Salomon. These have seamless liners to eliminate potential hotspots, and can be fully customized with heat molding for the perfect fit to your foot. GripWalk soles for comfy walking around the lodge and base area as well.
Recommended for intermediate/advanced skiers. 100mm last (width) for average sized feet. Also has a 100 flex - a medium flex for intermediate skiers to give them quick rebound and better snow feel. Micro adjustable buckles to get that perfect fit right out of the box. Seamless line to make sure you are comfortable through the entire day on the slopes!
Super warm, seamless liners keep you comfy and happy all day long! The 100 flex is a great spot for slower, relaxed skiing and hard charging skiing! The oversized pivot point on the heel aslo allows for an easier yet poweful flex to get the most out of your gear!
Dalbello Panterra 85 W GW Ski Boots · Women's · 2023
The brand with the best performance and comfort combined in a boot geared towards intermediate skiers! The 85 flex will be the goldilocks zone for your preferred boot stiffness at that upper mid-range. These have a revolutionary MyFit system that expands the range and accommodates virtually any foot in a comfortable liner wrap that feels like a hug and skis like a champ! Has a removable women's cuff insert to really tailor the boot opening and nail the perfect fit. It has a flex control option on the back spine of the boot to uptick or downturn your flex depending on how you are feeling on that particular run or day, and a Cabrio design for a ski/hike mode that lets you functionally get around when in the lodge or in the parking lot.
These are highly recommended boots for any intermediate or advanced woman skier. A good all-terrain boot that would allow for some quality days on the hill. These provide a responsive and consistent flex, along with great lateral and rear support. Women-specific liners allow for an extra stretch at the top of the cuffs. The cuffs themselves are lower and scalloped for a better fit. It has a last fit adjustment where you are able to adjust from 99-101 mm width, really helping acquire the overall perfect fit. Definitely for someone who likes a medium-stiff flex, but still manages the wide range of motion to make it a quality choice.
Dalbello Panterra 120 ID GW Ski Boots · 2023
Cabrio shell makes this a bit different form your traditional 4 buckle boot. GripWalk will make it compatible to most every binding. The 120 stiffness will keep you in an aggressive stance. Buckles pull from two different directions on the bottom for higher level of adjustment.
Any advanced skier looking to increase their performance out on the slopes, but not sacrifice comfort in the process. The Panterra 120's are as good as it gets! They also come with GripWalk soles for added traction when walking through icy parking lots.
Comfortable without sacrificing performance, these stiff boot with a three layer construction AND a walk mode from Dalbello. And they have a user-adjustable fourth buckle that lets you adjust the width of the boot, from medium to medium wide.
Salomon S/Pro 120 GW Ski Boots · 2023
Recommended for advanced/expert skiers looking for a performance boot. Has a medium last (width) for average-sized feet. Elastic liner in the toe area to keep them snug and warm. The liner is pre-molded and has no stitches or seams for added comfort and warmth. Micro-adjustable buckles to get that perfect fit right out of the box!
Marrying warm all-day comfort to reliable and precise all-mountain performance. The custom 3D pro liners have eliminated the annoying seams in this years model to make them even comfier - this equates to a more snug and warm fit. The 2-position sense amplifier cuff gives you a quicker rebound out of landings (sort of like boosting the camber on your skis it gives more "pop" underfoot). GripWalk soles give you the power to walk around the parking lot and in the lodge with these without feeling like you're constantly on the edge of eating it, very grippy. I think these are one of the best boots to hide seasonal wear too, they come in more of a subdued matte black that is a very clean look.
These are stiff, ultra-responsive all mountain boots with a 120 flex that gives advanced skiers plenty of control and a wider 100mm comfortable fit for average feet. The seamless liner eliminates friction at common uncomfortable rub points. The Custom Shell HD is heat moldable for a custom fit for enhanced sensation. The new Coreframe Construction adds carbon reinforcement to deliver precise terrain feedback and power transmission underfoot.
Salomon S/Pro 90 W GW Ski Boots · Women's · 2023
Recommended for beginner/intermediate skiers. These Salomon's have a seamless liner to help provide comfort and all day warmth. Large tongue for easy entry/exit. Also has micro adjustable buckles to get that perfect fit!
Salomon Select 80 Ski Boots · Women's · 2023
Meant for someone with a medium-wide forefoot (slightly wider than average) and provides extra space and comfort in the calf volume meant for a medium calf. The high-volume fit is made for high instep and helps deep with any uncomfortable spots in the boot. The auto stretch foam liner is meant to contour to any foot.
K2 BFC 120 Ski Boots · 2023
With a 120 flex these boots are for faster skiing. They are less forgiving in the bumps, but give greater support and stability on groomers and icy runs. They minimize fatigue when cruising steeper terrain. Recommended for solid skiers that are aggressive in style and want good ankle support.
Head Edge LYT 90 Ski Boots · 2023
These are the perfect ski boot for the ambitious intermediate. They are high-quality boots that won't break the bank, and will last you forever. They come in a progressive 90 flex that is reactive and elastic. The more pressure you apply, the stiffer the flex will get. This will give your turns more power than ever!
Featuring Form Fit technology, this boot can also be heat molded to gain more space if required. A graphene infused shell that has very thin shell walls, gives a responsive flex and nearly unmatched weight to power capacity!
Nordica Cruise 120 Ski Boots · 2023
A slightly wider fit but with anatomically shaped liners and shell, these offer incredible performance and response, especially at higher speeds. Strategically placed soft plastic on the shell allows for easier entry and exit for comfort. The adjustable cuff is made to fit any calf for the most precise fit possible.
Salomon Select 90 Ski Boots · 2023
The S/Pro line are fantastic boots that fit a variety of foot shapes right out of the box, making them a great choice for intermediate skiers looking for something comfortable but with good performance. 90 flex is solid without being overbearing and the new 2022 model is lighter than ever before.
Atomic Hawx Prime 110 S GW Ski Boots · 2023
The Atomic Hawx Prime 110 is an easy to put on and great fitting boot. From beginner to intermediates and all the way to experts looking for a less aggressive fitting boot. The Prime 110 is a great for a wide range of skiers with average feet. For a 110 flex they are super responsive and offer a predictable, smooth power transfer making skiing more technical terrain a little easier. Oh, and they're super warm for a ski boot.
The Atomic prime are responsive and warm - they are easy to put on and ideal for an average width foot. These boots will give an intermediate skier room to progress or be perfect for an advanced skier looking for a relaxing flex.
Head Edge LYT 100 Ski Boots · 2023
Lightweight, easy entry and progressive flex to keep you comfortable while getting the most out of your skis! Head's new liners called the "perfect fit" liners fit amazing straight from the box and can be heat molded for an even ore precise fit.
Tecnica Cochise 110 DYN Ski Boots · 2023
New to 2022, it is a complete redesign. They reduced the weight, made the fit and customization better while retaining the performance and versatility. The C.A.S tech shell and liner will let you fully customize this boot. Overall a top choice tour boot with a mid-range flex that will be perfect to be part of a hybrid set up.
Fantastic performance boot that's powerful and comfortable - 98mm last for a narrower foot, this boot crushes inbounds and out!
Lange RX 120 GW Ski Boots · 2023
The Lange RX 120 is a high-performance ski boot made for the all-mountain skier. This boot feels stiff, and skis like an absolute dream because of it. Though stiff, it still offers a forgiving flex and can be used to ski inbounds laps all day. With the easy-to-use traditional 4 buckle design and performance-specific design, this boot is an absolute tank that will take you from groomers to chop to pow without skipping a beat. The 3D-liner and dual-core technology will create maximum comfort, warmth, and control. The rubber sole will reduce chatter and a low profile design increases sensitivity in the boot, keeping you aware of your feet. They are also great for days bouncing back and forth between terrain because they have micro-adjustable buckles, so you can tighten them up when it's steep and deep, or loosen them for a mellow groomer day. This is a good intro to high-performance boots without being overly stiff/aggressive like the 130 version.
Rossignol Pure Comfort 60 Ski Boots · Women's · 2023
60 flex makes these boots ideal for beginners. The wide last accommodates all widths of feet, and the heat moldable liner allows you to form the boot to your feet to get the ideal fit!
Intermediate skiers who put comfort over performance. These boots have a limit, but they are very comfortable, and can take whatever most intermediate skiers are capable of!
Salomon QST Access 80 Ski Boots · 2023
Tecnica Mach1 HV 120 Ski Boots · 2023
The Mach1 was developed with a CAS (Custom Adaptive Shape) Liner and Shell for easy customization to get your exact foot shape in the boot. Asymmetric Power Transmission has a thicker shell on the inside of the forefoot to help drive your energy. Between the 4 buckles and the Power strap this is a boot that will keep you foot snug and increase rebound with every turn!
Dalbello Panterra 95 W GW Ski Boots · Women's · 2023
The Dalbello Panterra is a great boot that's highly customizable which I highly recommend. The liner can be heat molded for a custom fit, and they have GripWalk soles and a hike mode for really comfortable walking around the lodge and base area of the resort. 101mm last for a slightly wider foot. Affordable price point as well. These are a little stiffer at 95 flex, if you want something that will hold up even better as you improve your skiing.
Rossignol Alltrack 90 Ski Boots · 2023
An intermediate level to advanced level skier that is looking for slightly softer, more comfortable boot at a great price. This boot is a 102mm last, so definitely not something I would recommend if you have a narrow-foot. Rossi makes some of the warmest boots out there - it's really crazy how big of a difference their toebox makes!
Head Edge LYT 70 W Ski Boots · Women's · 2023
A 70 flex index is a perfect blend of performance and comfort for a new skier. 100 last is great for average size feet. Fleece liner helps keep your feet warm even if it get a bit chilly out. A heat moldable liner allows you to get that custom fit, thus adding to comfort and performance. An easy step in makes getting the boot on and off that much easier. This is an excellent boot to get you started and will be at your side as you progress and find your self exploring more of the mountain.
The bottom 3 buckles give great retention to the skier, while the top buckle has a sliding buckle ladder to accommodate for the calf muscle if it attaches lower - a common difference between women and men's anatomy. The result is a boot that still gives a snug fit, but isn't constricting the leg or cutting off circulation.
Has a women's specific Perfect Fit HD liner that'll make you feel like you're walking on clouds!! Also heat moldable like the other pair which means you can adapt them exactly to your foot shape and size. Did I mention ultra warm? Never worry about damp feet ever again!
Atomic Hawx Magna 85 W Ski Boots · Women's · 2023
The most notable features here: surprisingly lightweight construction, high quality materials, blend of comfort and performance, durable over time, reasonable price. Legendary Hawx feel and a mid-range flex will have you feeling great. Heat moldable liners.
A warm, comfortable and easy to put on boot that's ideal for an intermediate skier with a wider foot! These will be a great step up from rentals offering more performance without compromising comfort - especially on a cold day!
Head Edge LYT 60 W Ski Boots · Women's · 2023
Specifically designed for beginner skiers with a wonderfully soft 60 flex, this is an incredibly cozy and warm boot that prioritizes comfort fitting that translates into a real pleasant riding experience. 100mm last size for an average foot, this one is designed with a women's-specific shell that holds a sport-frame footbed with a fully customizable PerfectFit liner. Form-fitted with a Duo progressive flex pattern, these can dial in your EXACT fit with an adjuster dial on the back of the boot spine that can actually make these boots softer or stiffer. On top of that it has four micro-adjustable alloy buckles and one macro super ratchet to find that ideal fit and lock it in.
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