Salomon MTN Summit Touring Boot 2022 – 2023 | Review

The Veloce range from Dalbello offers best in class comfort with a range of flex ratings to work for all skiers from intermediate to expert

Why we chose the Salomon MTN Summit: Lightweight yet powerful, comfortable

Flex: 110
Last: 100 mm
Cuff Range: 75°
Forward Lean: 13° or 16°
Binding Compatibility: Tech bindings only
Weight (per boot): 1,050g
Price: £680 / 750€

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Coming in at a weight of 1,050 grams per boot, with a 110 flex rating, and sporting a walk mode that’s not far from feeling like a hiking boot, the Salomon MTN Summit is yet another contender entering the ring in the 1,000 gram touring boot showdown.

The Salomon MTN sits within Salomon’s new and updated MTN boot range. Just like the ski range that shares the same name, the MTN boot range has been designed to be as efficient (read: lightweight and easy touring) as possible, while still being able to drive wide (for touring) skis with confidence through a range of conditions.

“Sporting a walk mode that’s not far from feeling like a hiking boot”

You’ve got the choice between three different men’s MTN boots and two for women. These boots range between 90 – 110 on the flex ratings with a mixture of plastics used. Otherwise they all keep a similar 100 mm last, buckle orientation and efficient walk mode.

This MTN Summit boot comes in at the top end of this lineup, with a strong flex pattern and slipper-like touring comfort. Let’s take a look at the build and features that allow Salomon to reach this goldilocks level of performance and weight.

Salomon MTN Summit Build

First things to note is the construction of the boot. The Salomon MTN Summit has been built using a hybrid mix of plastics in the upper and lower shells. For the lower, Salomon has opted for Ultramid. The cuff also makes use of Ultramid, but has been reinforced with Salomon’s Carbon Spine.

This Carbon Spine, Salomon claims, creates a solid connection between the cuff and the lower. This solid connection combines with the responsive Ultramid material to give you a consistent flex that manages to uphold a good deal of progressiveness the further you flex into the boot cuff.

Taking a look at the buckle layout, Salomon has opted towards the use of a BOA system that closes up over the instep. First of all, hats off to Salomon for popping the BOA dial on the top of the boot to save it from any day-ruining damage from bootpacking.

Secondly, Salomon has tied up the BOA cable in a neat way. Not only does the cable tighten directly over the midfoot and forefoot, but it also cinches in a plastic tab that sits directly over the instep, giving you some much needed heel hold when you’re touring and cranking these into a ski turn.

A large 70 mm buckled powerstrap closes down the powerful cuff while also offering a quick and easy loosen for when you’re in walk mode. Speaking of the walk mode, this can easily be switched via Salomon’s SureLock mechanism that’s been borrowed from the original MTN boot.

We’ve always been a fan of this mechanism as it’s simple and pretty sleek with a slim buckle exposed on the outside, meaning there’s less to catch (and potentially break) while you’re scrambling through rocky terrain.

Salomon MTN Summit Fit

Salomon has opted for a medium (100 mm) last width for this boot. We found it offered comfort right out of the box and, thanks to the adjustable BOA over the instep, you could make simple tweaks on the fly; cranking the heel down for maximum downhill performance.

The walk mode was extremely comfortable – certainly one that we’d happily take out on long multi-day ski tours, while the 30% recycled outsole offered confidence-inspiring grip while bootpacking over rocky and icy terrain.

Who Is The Salomon MTN Summit For?

The Salomon MTN Summit, and the whole updated MTN range of boots for that matter, is going to suit a wide range of skiers. Their 100 mm last and smooth, yet not too burly, flex rating creates one of our favourite boots we’ve managed to slip our feet into this year. 

They might be on the heavier side of that 1,000 gram ski mountaineering boot category, but if you’re happy to carry up a few extra grams for a bit of extra downhill confidence, then you certainly can’t go wrong with the Salomon MTN Summit.

What Is The Salomon MTN Summit Good At?

Weight: 8/10
Performance: 8/10
Touring: 9/10

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