You've bootpacked for hours in stiff race boots just for one really deep run, and even lumbered up skintracks with burly frame bindings that killed the descent but just about murdered your legs on the way up. When you finally realize enough is enough and decide to get a boot that will work with your tech bindings but will still crush it in and out of the resort, look no further than the Dalbello Sherpa T. I. I. D. Alpine touring Boot.Designed under the guidance of mohawk master and permanent member the pantheon of big mountain skiing Glen Plake, the Dalbello Sherpa I. D. is designed to make earning your turns as easy as possible. The hinging Bio Stride Tongue, Low Hinging Cuff, and Twin Axle SkiWalk Mechanism are all designed to follow the natural movements of your legs when you walk up the bootpack or glide on the skintrack. All this talk of walking and gliding may lead you to believe the Sherpa is some kind of rando noodle, but just remember this boot is built by Dalbello, so you're still going to be grinning on the descent. The Cabrio Design, which features a three piece construction composed of a rigid shell, laterally stiff cuff, and forward flexing tongue, all working in concert to deliver solid downhill performance that will effectively drive big freeride skis down even bigger lines. The Dual Dynalink buckle system utilizes a three buckle design with a heelinstep buckle that locks the heel into the heel pocket for a secure and responsive feel. Dalbello equipped the Sherpa T. I. ID with its top of the line I. D. Enact liner, which is thermo moldable and comes pre shaped for a great fit out of the box.