How to Find Deals on Dalbello Ski Boots

Synta 85 2011 Dalbello
Synta 85 2011 Dalbello

If you're an avid skier, you may be in the market for a new pair of ski boots. Dalbello makes some luxuriously comfortable (they're my favorite) ski boots for a variety of skill ranges. However, these babies don't come cheap. A nice, brand new pair can cost upwards of $300! That's a lot of moolah!

Over the years, I've slowly been piecing together my skiing ensemble, gradually renting less gear at the resorts and bring more of my own.

The first piece was a pair of boots, but they were some cheap $60 pair that weren't comfortable and didn't keep my feet very warm. Thus, I tried on several pair of boots in-store and fell in love with Dalbello. Since they're so pricey and I had to have them, I did some detective work to find the exact pair I wanted at a much more reasonable price.

Know Your Size

Ski boots are sized in Mondo Point. Below is a handy chart for checking your size. However, you may want to try on ski boots in a store ahead of time. Remember to wear the same kind of socks you'll wear while skiing to ensure the right kind of fit!

Many of the ways to save money on ski boots involve shopping online. You'll save a lot of money by knowing your exact size ahead of time (so you won't be spending extra money on shipping back any returns.)

Shoe Size to Mondo Point Converstion Chart

US Men's
US Women's
Mondo Point
5
6
23
5.5
6.5
23.5
6
7
24
6.5
7.5
24.5
7
8
25
7.5
8.5
25.5
8
9
26
8.5
9.5
26.5
9
10
27
9.5
10.5
27.5
10
11
28
10.5
11.5
28.5
11
12
29
11.5
12.5
29.5
12
13
30
12.5
13.5
30.5
13
14
31

Important!

Don't skimp on fit and comfort! The most important part about choosing a ski boot is choosing one that fits well and is comfortable.

You'll hate yourself for picking out a particular pair just because they were on sale!

Finding Affordable Boots

Sporting goods stores might be the last place you'd think to find a cheap pair, but with ski boots, sometimes shopping in-store is actually cheaper than on the Internet! Ask a salesman if they have any boots from last season, stores usually cut the prices of older styles.

A great time of year to look for ski boots is right after the skiing season ends. Stores don't want to hang onto stock that will be considered "old" by the next season. Make sure to head out to the store right after the season ends before they put away all their Winter sports gear to make room for Spring and Summer items.

Quick Tip!

Online retailers that specialize in skiing gear have really helpful fitting guides and have a full range of items to choose from. That said, they often charge top dollar for winter sports gear.

Use these retailers to browse and, of course, buy if you see a great deal. However, they generally charge more than brick and mortar retailers when it comes to ski gear.

Shopping Online

eBay is a great place to look for ski boots, especially if you already know what you want and what size you wear. Before making a purchase on eBay, check the item's listing to make sure it's the exact size you need. Find out whether they are new or used. If they are used, find out if they are damaged. Also, check to see what the seller's return policy is.

Amazon is a great place to buy just about everything, however ski boots are just one of those things that can be really hard to find at a great price on Amazon. Many ski boots on Amazon are sold by 3rd part sellers who charge top dollar. That said, if you know how much your boots should cost, head on over to Amazon to see if you can snag up a deal.

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randomcreative 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

This is a great resource!


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Hello, hello, 4 years ago from London, UK

Very informative. I have never heard of Dalbello but they look great.

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