User Review: Salomon Super Mountain 9 Guide
Source: bought it used
Price Paid: $85
A fantastic boot that still works well into the future of mountaineering, ice climbing and mixed climbing..etc. The SM 8 and 9 boots are good all-around climbing boots with versatility and comfort. I wear a size 11 or 11 1/2 US street shoe. For mountaineering boots, I size up by 1/2 size up or a full size up. These boots I'm reviewing are size 12.
- Good build qulaity (Italian made)
- Break-in time is easy
- Plastic/rubber material around lower portion of boot tends to mar and scratch up easily
Every time I see a pair of these boots for sale somewhere, I buy them to save as another spare set because I like them so much. I have regular to semi-wide feet and the Super Mountain 8 and 9 series boots tend to have the room my feet need for good fitment and circulation during extended climbing trips.
These have worked fantastic as all-around mountaineering and mixed climbing boot. The shank is stiff enough for vertical ice...they have front and rear welts for step-in technical crampons (work great with BD SS Cyborgs), enough insulation to wear just with a liner sock and a Smartwool Mountaineer sock for 14'ers in spring, summer and light winter months. Add a Superfeet or other brand footbed to get more comfort.