Dale Ski Boots, Size 27.5 or 8 to 8.5
Dale ski boots are manufactured and hand finished by a small company in Salt Lake City, Utah. They are renowned for their performance, but even more so for their comfort. In my opinion, these are the Rolls Royce of ski boots.
They are easy to get into and buckle. The buckles are a simple, effective design and replacements can be bought, if ever necessary.
Comfortable, simple, and lightweight, these boots are simply the best ski boots I ever had. Unfortunately I haves given up skiing for medical reasons, so they are of no further use to me. I bought them at the very end of his second last ski season, so they have only been used for one season - they are barely run in.
These boots cost $US795 which is approx $A1,100 (which is truly worth it if you can get enough miles in). Over the years we have bought other "quality" boots but usually ended up spending a lot of time and money having work done by grinding the plastic away or by heating and reshaping the boot in an effort to ease the pain and get skiing again.
Size MP 27.5 / Eur.43 / UK8- 8.5. The ski boot sole length is 309mm (from the front of the toe piece to the end of the heel piece).