The original skihike boots were made of leather, which was great for the uphills but made things tough on the early freeriders. Luckily for us, leathers have gone the way of the 210cm straight ski, and we've been spoiled by the aggressive, high powered design of skihike boots like the Dalbello Panterra 130 I. D Ski Boot. Don't confuse the Panterra with a lightweight AT boot, though it's a downhill first beast, made to be skied hard. It comes with a hard riding 130 flex that you can push as hard as you like without overwhelming the boot and a center balanced Rocker stance that's meant to help you stay balanced on wider, bigger skis. A Dalbello isn't a Dalbello without the famous Cabrio three piece design and Contour 4 shell fit, both of which are designed to provide maximum adjustability and comfort without the need for lots of grinding, punching, or fiddling. The Panterra also comes complete with adjustable flex, lean, heel inclination, and canting, so you can dial it in to your exact specs without spending hours, and stacks of cash, at the bootfitter. The Panterra's hits just keep on coming, too. The Split Fit tongue makes it easy and comfortable to slide your boots on and off, even with their burly design, and the I. D. Max heat moldable liner provides fully customizable comfort, warmth, and snug precision. Like any good Dalbello, the Panterra also sports the legendary Dynalink Rearfoot Retention buckle, which pulls your heel into the pocket for unbeatable heel hold. At the toe, the Variable Volume Fit buckle lets you select between three last widths 100, 101, and 102mm and simply leave the buckle closed, so you can dial in the perfect volume without fussing. And, of course, we'd be remiss not to mention the Panterra's HikeSki cuff mechanism, which lets you unlock the cuff from the shell for better ankle flexion and easier hiking, so you can cruise up those in bounds and backside hikes before all the Joeys have left the traverse.