Salomon Pro Rock
Materials: suede uppers, huge rubber rand, ContaGrip sole.
Use: Scrambling and mountaineering
Break-in Period: 1 week
Weight: not sure
Price Paid: £75 down from £150
Very comfy, supports the foot well, 3/4 shank stiffened--great for scrambling. I haven't yet tried them with crampons but the thick suede uppers are sure to prevent the straps from digging into my feet. Only niggle is that all the rubber (which protects the boot and the foot in scree and while scrambling) will affect their breathability. Don't know how well they will last, not having owned them very long, but they appear good and do their purpose well.
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The Salomon Pro Rock Hiking Boot combines the lug pattern of a great rock shoe with the support of a hiking boot for extended treks through rugged mountainous terrain.
- Backcountry Outlet
Rugged mountaineering boots from Salomon to meet the mountain's challenges. These Pro Rock boots are for rock climbing or hiking in rugged terrain. Climbing chassis with polyurethane midsole, external heel counter, and climbing-tuned plate. Contagrip2
- Sierra Trading Post