Ski boots have to live up to a lot of demands. They need to be firm with no give in order to allow for the type of performance skiers need. Unfortunately, that kind of rigidity doesn’t leave much room for comfort. Swiss company DAHU found a way around that with their new boots. The DAHU boots aren’t exactly new. They’ve been around since 2013, but as of this year, they’ll be entering the North America market, much to the rejoicing of skiers.
The boot liners lace up and feature rubber soles. They’re waterproof and come with PrimaLoft insulation to keep your feet dry and warm. You can easily walk around off the slope while wearing these boots without feeling like you’re auditioning for the role of Frankenstein’s monster. But when you get on the slopes, that’s when the boots shine. The Grilamid shell opens up so that you can simply step into the boot. The liner then locks into the grooves of the shell, providing the stability you need while also reducing weight and relieving pressure points.
DAHU USA co-founder Clark Gundlach, who spent 22 years at Burton, had this to say about the boots: “After thousands of days on the mountain, I know what an uncomfortable boot feels like. This product has the potential to revolutionize the ski boot business. It’s an innovation that the industry deserves. I’m excited about that. A pain-free ski experience will bring joy to every vertical foot of your day.”