Dalbello Veloce 105 W GW

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All-Mountain Traditional
Last Width
Flex Index
Price (MSRP)

Testers liked the Dalbello Veloce 105 W GW when it debuted last year, but they liked it even more this time around, elevating it to gold medal status for its surprising power packed into an underrated 105 flex rating. Testers say the Veloce 105 W is a bit of a sleeper with regard to fit too, with unanimous agreement that it fits more like most current narrow lasts, especially in the heel pocket. The over-performing flex feel (it's pretty firm for 105) and narrower-than-billed fit actually cost the Veloce some demerits, score-wise, for missing the bullseye on consumer targeting, but this doesn't change the fact that the boot fits and skis really well, they said.

Our test team gave the Veloce's toebox and forefoot snug medium width scores along with the fit for the calf, but narrow fit tension was the average elsewhere in the boot with the lateral column, instep and heel fit scores being the narrowest of all women's medium boots and in line with the narrows. Half the testers made mention that the toebox seemed to run a little longer than average. The boot's fit wasn't bad at all they said, with it offering enough curvature in most places (except the navicular), it just was not what would be expected of a 100mm last.

But this boot skis, they said! They hammered on it everywhere they could, and its edge power score was its best performance metric--it's a stout and stable all-mountain ride they said. They gave the boot's warmth and convenience score its other highest mark, citing the Veloce's straightforward entry and exit as well as its traditional four-buckle closure system as a reliable and functional benefit--no surprises. Its subdued black with gold highlights was a hit with testers for its goes-with-everything agreeability.

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  • “It's lower instep contact helps connect you to the ski. The heel pocket works, has a good feel going up the Achilles.” -- Sam Tischendorf
  • “For the ladies that have a narrow heel this boot is great! This is a great skiing boot!” -- Linda Parazoo
  • “The boot turned when I wanted it to and it came off an edge when I asked it to. It was very stable and responsive while skiing. Nothing wrong with any of that!” -- Lee Ann Ross
  • “Pretty good fit aside from the too-tight heel (for a medium). ” -- Emily Poore


  • “A medium width? No way! Skied well but I was in navicular hell....” -- Liz Elling
  • “The fit is on the tighter side compared to other 100 lasts and it's pretty hard to get on compared to other mediums.” -- Lee Ann Ross

This boot available at...

Westborough, MA
Wethersfield, CT
Telluride, CO
Portland, OR
Chicago, IL
Teton VIllage, WY
Killington, VT
Sandpoint, ID

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