Why we chose the Salomon S/Pro Alpha 120: Customisable, powerful, precise
Last: 98 mm
Binding Compatibility: GripWalk
Weight (per boot): 1,824g
The S/Pro and S/Max range from Salomon have long been a mainstay in the French companies’ range of downhill ski boots. Both of them offered some of the best performance characteristics we’ve felt in a boot but the main difference was in the general fit of each: the S/Max represented the narrow last, while S/Pro were the roomier option.
For the 22/23 winter season, Salomon has looked to consolidate these two boot ranges into a clearer single boot range. Now the S/Max becomes the S/Pro Alpha, while the old S/Pro lineup keeps its name and shape.
“Salomon has shaped the new shell to match a wider range of foot shapes and volumes”
This new S/Max Alpha keeps some of the performance-focused shape of the S/Max range, but Salomon has brought in a few key updates meaning this boot is able to cater to a wider range of skiers. Let’s take a look at these updates.
Build And Fit
Salomon has shaped the new shell to match a wider range of foot shapes and volumes. Firstly, Salomon has designed a thinner plastic. They’ve done some strategic positioning on the second lower buckle, over the instep, to remove any potentially painful pressure crushing down on your instep and arch. This buckle can also be moved between three different positions, to match the kind of fit you’re looking for, depending on the performance and comfort levels you’re after.