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Salomon S/Lab MTN Boot


The MTN Boot is a classic piece of gear from Salomon's research & development “Lab”. Long a staple amongst fee-tourers, the boot is clearly optimized for the down. While not quite having the skiing chops of the Shift boot, the S/Lab MTN has won a number of awards over the years for its skiability while being much lighter for the folks headed uphill. It sports two adjustable buckles, but the oversized 50mm power strap and carbon spine allow it to perform more like a four-buckle boot. It won't win awards for ankle articulation but it's better than the Shift and works well as a crossover resort boot with touring mixed in. The lower has reinforcement ribs to prevent the shell from bowing, giving it a ~120 flex rating. Compatible with a wide range of bindings, the Salomon S/Lab MTN boot will keep you focused on the fun part.

  • 50mm Claw strap ups the felt-height of the boot giving excellent leverage.
  • Carbon spine with Surelock ski/walk mech is well-tested and powerful.
  • 3D Freetouring liner is heat moldable just like the Custom Shell itself.
  • Excellent flexible instep cover is waterproof so your feet stay happy.
  • 47° range of walking motion will let you get uphill without swearing.
  • 24mm diameter cuff pivot is robust with good power transmission.
  • Waterproof, flexible cover over the instep keep your feet happy.
  • Contragrip sole grips well and will outlast the boots.
  • Compatible with tech, frame, and Kingpin bindings.
convert to ounces
1570g [27.5]
Weight (pair) 3140g [27.5]
Buckles   2
Boot Sole Length   281mm [24.5]
291mm [25.5]
301mm [26.5]
311mm [27.5]
321mm [28.5]
331mm [29.5]
Binding Compatibility   Tech, frame, Kingpin
Cuff Rotation   47°
Forward Lean(s)   13°
Specs Verified
Materials   Pebax cuff, Grilamid + Custom Shell lower
Liner   My Custom Fit 3D freetouring
Sole   Contra Grip
Skimo Co Says
Usage Free touring
Notes Carbon spine helps drive the boot
Bottom Line Downhill performance significantly better than uphill
Compare to other Freeride Boots

Questions & Reviews

Question from Sarah
How does the sizing (specifically the length) of these compare to Salomon's downhill boots? Some reviews say they are short and I'm wondering if I should go up a mondo size.
Answer from Jeff
Sarah, Pretty much All ski boots fit the same length in Mondo sizing. Some feel things, but the Mondo size is the fit in cm. Width and volume of boots vary, including within a Brand, so that is the big difference.
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Model: S/Lab MTN MPN: L41486400

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