Why we chose the Salomon MTN Summit: Lightweight yet powerful, comfortable
Last: 100 mm
Cuff Range: 75°
Forward Lean: 13° or 16°
Binding Compatibility: Tech bindings only
Weight (per boot): 1,050g
Price: £680 / 750€
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.