Dalbello Kyra 95

Model Year
2017-18
Category
All-Mountain Walk
Last Width
102
Flex Index
95
Price (MSRP)
$600.00USD

The Gist

A perennial favorite with testers, the 2018 Dalbello Kyra 95 did not disappoint at this year's test, proving that if ain't broke, don't fix it. Testers say it's a great all-mountain utility machine with broad skier type bandwidth.

The Fit

Testers love the easy 102 mm fit and highly cushioned initial feel when sliding into the Kyra 95—its entry and exit marks were top of class too. This is a comfy, warm fit for thick feet and the average to wider calf, testers said, but they also found that the middle 45-degree buckle did a fine job of keeping the foot in place for solid skiing. Testers found no fit flaws here—one tester commented that it was like putting on a unicorn onesie, and we figure that says it all.

Performance

While testers said the Kyra 95 wasn't a hard-charger and had a softer than billed flex feel, they said it handled everything they threw at it without a fuss. They liked that the two-position flex setting worked easily to produce two noticeably different stiffnesses—a nice feature for an improving skier who's stepping up her game throughout the season. Quickness edge to edge was where the Kyra 95 came alive for our test team, who said it had a playful and lively feel underfoot and performed precise edge work. The cuff release mechanism is simple to operate and testers said offered surprisingly good range of motion.

Cool Features

Testers loved the fuzzy Thinsulate liner and sparkly glitter accents but acknowledged that the upgrade to the Intuition I.D. liner might be worth the 50-bucks for a higher-performance feel. For an enhanced walking experience GripWalk soles are available as an option.

Gender 
Women's
Sizes (MP) 
22.0-27.5
Hike Mode 
Yes
Heat Moldable Liner 
No
Construction 
Cabrio/3-PC
Boot width profile 
Wide
Also in this Collection 
Kyra 85, $550; Kyra 75, $475
Cantology Compatible 
Total Avg Score 
19.43
  • 2017-18  Dalbello Kyra 95 at America's Best Bootfitters Boot Test
  • 2017-18  Dalbello Kyra 95 at America's Best Bootfitters Boot Test
  • 2017-18  Dalbello Kyra 95 at America's Best Bootfitters Boot Test
  • 2017-18  Dalbello Kyra 95 at America's Best Bootfitters Boot Test

Kudos

  • “Quick to the point! Lively, playful, responsive—this boot has an adventurous spirit!” -- Emily Poore
  • “Whoopie, fast and frisky! Super cute sparkly boot made for frosty lip gloss and fresh pow glades!” -- Ashley Teren

Caveats

  • “Lacks big horsepower—not its strong suit.” -- Emily Poore

This boot available at...

Ludlow, VT
Seattle, WA
Warren, VT
Sandpoint, ID
Schweitzer, ID
Telluride, CO
Telluride, CO

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