Salomon SM Expert

1 review
5-star:   0
4-star:   1
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   0



I bought these boots for winter mountaineering after…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Materials: leather upper; insulated; rubber rands
Use: winter mountaineering; snowshoeing
Break-in Period: shorter than you might think

I bought these boots for winter mountaineering after a truly painful experience with double plastic boots sent me in search of an alternative. The SM Experts have been great. I have wide feet, and they have fit me well. My feet have not been cold at 0 degrees F (though I tend to run warm). Lovely balance between stiffness in the sole and flexibility at the ankle, making it good for general mountaineering and snowshoeing. Rock solid fit with Grivel G-12 and G-14 crampons.

One star taken off because Salomon, for some unfathomable reason, did not put in a Gore-tex liner, or some other waterproofing technology (not that I mind Nikwaxing, but for boots you know are going to be out on the snow...), but I highly recommend these boots

rated 4.50 of 5 stars All SM Expert versions

In addition to the 1 men's review above, there are 4 reviews for other versions of the SM Expert. Read all reviews »

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

The Salomon SM Expert is a world-class mountaineering boot that perfectly integrates a high tech chassis with a classic leather upper.

- Backcountry Outlet

Rugged mountaineering boots from Salomon to meet the mountain's challenges. Climbing chassis with polyurethane midsole, external heel counter, and climbing-tuned plate. Contagrip2

- Sierra Trading Post

Salomon Men's SM Expert


The Men's SM Expert has been discontinued.

previously retailed for:
$92.53 - $199.95

The Salomon Men's SM Expert is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen June 25, 2007 at GearTrade.

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