Dalbello Electra 9 (2010)
This is a traditional four-buckle boot built for intermediate to advanced skiers. Testers liked its medium flex, its high volume, and the neutral stance that made for precise edge hold. Compared to Dalbello’s men’s models, the Electra 9 is lighter, softer, and more insulated. PLUS: Snap buckles are a cinch to clamp down; it’s easy to slide in and out of the boot. MINUS: The faux-fur lining can get a little sweaty.