As a whole, Salomon is known for being friendly to the hard-charging athletes who want to push the boundaries a bit. Built from the ground up as a powerful women’s touring boot, the MTN Explore W is intended to do just that. But feel free to explore the mountains in any way you see fit. The generous 63° of articulation makes the furthest peaks and steepest slopes seem closer. At under 1300g per boot, getting up is no longer a problem. Luckily, with the oversized 24mm cuff pivots and Salomon’s powerful Touring Carbon Spine, getting down isn’t a problem either. When the approach gets a little bit technical, the rugged rubber sole has your back. All in all, if you’d like to never second guess your gear choice, the MTN Explore W is a safe bet.
Full Thermo CF 3D Liner is ultralight, women specific, and extremely moldable, for the highest quality fit.
Lightweight aluminum buckles are machined to save weight and offer micro-adjustability for a customized fit profile.
Excessive 24mm cuff pivots are large and in charge.
Surelock Mechanism handles ski/walk duties and is low profile, for fuss-free operation.
Powder Magazine's Skier's Choice Award in 2017.
Backcountry Magazine's Gear Guide Select Award in 2017.
Skiing Magazine's Official Selection Award in 2017.
America's Best Bootfitters Best of Test Award in 2016.
Hi, I'm confused about how the forward lean is both '12.5 and 13.5 degrees' in the specs? As the forward lean doesn't seem to be adjustable? Also, where did you get that information from, as I can't find it in the product specs on the salomon website. Thanks!
Hi Alison. Info is from the Salomon dealer manual. I believe they were planning on including an optional rear spoiler, but you are correct, it is not really adjustable.
I'm looking at these for my wife and wondering what the difference is between the men's version? I realize it says women's specific fit.. but what does that mean? She is quite the skier and I'm leaning toward the slightly stiffer men's version.
Hey Greg! Mostly, it's a liner difference. There is a difference in stiffness and I believe it comes from the spoiler in the back of the boot? The liner definitely handles the weight distribution and shape of a ladies foot much better than the men's does. But, if you were to do a pretty aggressive heat mold and she prefers a stiffer boot anyways, the men's model might make more sense!
Hi Austyn, if you're comparing to the women's TLT6, then yes, these are a bit more accommodating out of the box in the same size, and can mold even further. That said, they aren't spec'd as having a wide last, so don't expect a vast difference.