Salomon SM Expert
I bought these boots for winter mountaineering after…
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
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