SALOMON

S-Lab X-Alp



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Manufacturer's Description

Building on the success of the MTN Lab and MTN Explore, Salomon heads even deeper into the light touring boot world with the S-Lab X Alp. Developed with Arc’teryx, the 3D Rotating Cuff offers carbon stiffness and a huge, friction-free range of motion, including a lateral flex of 11 degrees. (Note: In late August, Acteryx issued a recall on the Procline, but Salomon assured us the recall did not affect the X-Alp.) That allows you to roll your ankles a little to each side, making touring more like walking. Yet despite a svelte weight of only 1,190 grams per boot, Salomon still cares about the downhill. The slimmed Sensifit shell pushes energy forward while skiing to compliment a surprisingly supple forward flex. A wide, strong power strap on a cuff that’s one of the highest in its category keeps the ride familiar for those used to inbounds boots. I wandered through both talus and parking lots with abandon thanks to the Contragrip sole and came away very impressed with Salomon’s S-Lab X Alp’s abilities on both the up and down. One gripe: When in walk mode, the cuff expands to a fairly large girth, so be wary if you’ve got your tight stretch pants on. —David Steele

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Brand Name

SALOMON

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Guide-year

2018

Product-collection

The Best Ski Boots for Touring

Product-type

ski boots