Dalbello Proton 8 (2008)

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Rating: 3.47 / 5
Price: $450.00
Year: 2008
Level: 3
Gender: Male

Toebox fit: 4.00 / 5
Forefoot fit: 4.00 / 5
Ankle fit: 4.00 / 5
Instep fit: 4.00 / 5
Adjustments: 3.00 / 5
Closure: 3.30 / 5
Response: 3.41 / 5
Support: 3.19 / 5
Flex: 3.27 / 5
Steering: 3.49 / 5
Comfort: 3.70 / 5
Average Score: 3.30 / 5

We think Dalbello’s Proton series—all four-buckle overlap boots—is the brand’s best-performing design family. The Proton 8’s 101-millimeter forefoot width is plenty comfortable for all-day skiing. Its softer forward flex, though, is better suited for laid-back cruising.

Bootfitter's Take

Tall cuff; medium heel; high volume everywhere else. The fit is similar to Proton 12’s, but the softer liner and wider last give this boot a higher-volume feel.