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Salomon - X-ALP Explore Ski Boot

Salomon X-ALP Explore Ski Boot

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$519.98 Original price:$799.99
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Item #SAL013W

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Tech Specs

Shell Material:
[shell] Grilamid, [cuff and spine] carbon
Last Width:
98mm
Buckles:
2
Walk Mode:
yes (75-degree fore/aft, 35-degree lateral)
Liner:
My CustomFit
Thermo-moldable Liner:
yes
Binding Compatibility:
tech
Sole:
Contragrip
Claimed Weight:
[single, 27.5] 2lb 8.6oz
Recommended Use:
backcountry skiing, randonee, ski mountaineering
Manufacturer Warranty:
2 years

X-ALP Explore Ski Boot

Developed in conjunction with Arc'teryx's revolutionary Procline, the Salomon X-Alp Explore Ski Boot is breaking trail in the backcountry world. The most forgiving boot in the X-Alp series, these ultralight kicks aren't just for the uber-extreme skimo racers—they make a serious argument for aggressive recreationalists looking to push their limits in the alpine.

It's hard to compete with the X-Alp's 3D cuff rotation—75 degrees fore and aft and 35 degrees laterally give you the natural and efficient feel of a hiking boot while you're powering through arduous approaches or maneuvering tricky kick turns. The waterproof gaiter keeps snow out of your boots while you're breaking trail after a storm, and the Contragrip rubber soles give you traction and security while you're traversing icy, wind-blasted ridges.

These boots shine on techy climbs and ominous traverses, but that's not to say they don't retain Salomon-worthy downhill performance when it's time to rip skins. With a carbon-reinforced Grilamid shell, the X-Alp offers solid power transmission on the descent, so you can confidently rip the hell out of that massive line you put your blood, sweat, and tears into.

  • An ultralight touring boot for big days in the alpine
  • Narrow 98mm last offers a snug fit
  • Carbon-reinforced Grilamid shell offers strength and performance
  • 3D cuff rotation creates a natural feel in walk mode
  • Heat moldable liner lets you dial in a precise fit
  • Two-buckle system is secure and efficient
  • Waterproof gaiter keeps deep snow out
  • Contragrip rubber holds traction on icy traverses

Go Further, Go Farther

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

At just over a Kilo per boot, these boots are one of my favorite "go farther" boots. They are extremely mobile - with roughly 70 degrees of mobility forward and back - which is honestly more than the human ankle can handle. They also have lateral mobility in walk mode from side to side that makes side hilling and climbing feel amazing.

They fit pretty comfortable out of the box - are a slightly narrower 98mm last - so aren't great for big fat wide feet. But i would consider my feet a medium and found these to work just fine.

Paired up with a 99 underfoot or less ski and some light bindings - Salomon MTN is a great binding - these are powder hunting machines.

Salomon

Adult Alpine Ski Boots
SizingBoot Sole Lengths
MONDOUS MENUS WOMENUKEUMTN Explore
S/Lab MTN
QST Pro
S/Lab X-Alp
X Lab
X Max
X-ALP Explore
S/Pro
S/Max
X Pro
22 4 3 2.5 35   265mm 264mm 266mm
22.5 4.5 3.5 3 36  
23 5 4.5 4 36 2/3 271mm 275mm 274mm 276mm
23.5 5.5 5 4.5 37
24 6 5.5 5 38 281mm 285mm 284mm 286mm
24.5 6.5 6 5.5 39
25 7 6.5 6 39 2/3 291mm 295mm 294mm 296mm
25.5 7.5 7 6.5 40 1/3
26 8 8 7.5 41 301mm 305mm 304mm
306mm
26.5 9 8.5 8 42
27 9.5 9 8.5 42 2/3 311mm 315mm 314mm 316mm
27.5 10 9.5 9 43 1/3
28 10.5 10 9.5 44 321mm 325mm 324mm 326mm
28.5 11 10.5 10 45
29 11.5 11.5 11 45 2/3 331mm 335mm 334mm 336mm
29.5 12.5 12 11.5 46 1/3
30 13 12.5 12 47   355mm 344mm 356mm
30.5 13.5 13 12.5 48  
31 14 13.5 13 48 2/3   354mm
31.5 14.5 14.5 14 49  
32 15.5 15 14.5 50       376mm