User Review: Salomon Super Mountain 9 Guide
Materials: Leather with plastic rand and heel counter
Use: heavy hiking, mountaineering
Break-in Period: not done yet, have 15+ miles on them
Weight: +/- 6lbs
Price Paid: $269
Pleased with the overall workmanship of the boot inside and out. Typical high-quality Salomon product as is to be expected. My only concern thus far is the fit in the heel area. I am finding that there is minimal cushioning behind the heel (between your foot and the hard plastic counter). As a result my heels are feeling alot of pressure while going up steep inclines... This has resulted in blisters each time I have used them (even with moleskin...). I like the rest of boot so much I have not given up and will attempt a few more hikes to loosen them up.