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Salomon – X ALP MTN GTX

Along the perimeter of the Edgar Brothers booth at DSEI were a series of glass cases.  Inside one of these were four examples of Salomon footwear.  Three of the boots were from their Forces line but the fourth boot was a commercial mountaineering model.  

  
Turns out, it’s the X ALP MTN GTX and it’s currently undergoing wear trials with several European military and civil rescue organizations.  

  
It’s a GORE-TEX lined, lightweight mountaineering boot, designed to be used with B1 crampons.  They’ve balanced the sole system to make it flexible enough for approaches yet stiff enough for use with crampons.  

  

The Nubuck leather upper is paired with Cordura and a 3D edging chassis.  It’s got true to-toe lacing as well as a rubber toecap and heel counter.  Additionally, the forefoot is protected with EVA foam and the tongue is also padded.  

  

They’ve chosen the Contragrip sole which is combined with an EVA shaped footbed as well as a carbon fiber “edging” stiffener.  

  
Now, we just need to see a militarized version of this boot in the Forces line.

www.salomon.com/us/product/x-alp-mtn-gtx

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12 Responses to “Salomon – X ALP MTN GTX”

  1. Francis says:

    Don’t need them. Absolutely gonna get them. Love my Salomons.

  2. Luke says:

    dang-nab-it! my dreams of a 4d quest replacement with a PU midsole are crushed once again with yet another EVA offering from Salomon. I won’t turn down the stiffening but I’m tired of burning through boots so quick.

  3. But will they offer a Wide version?

  4. Francis says:

    Looks like they’ve been available since the beginning of the year?

  5. P7 says:

    What temp are they rated for?

  6. Lawrence says:

    I want a pair of those in “MoD Brown” so bad I can taste it…. :-0

  7. jay says:

    At this price point, I think either salewa’s rapace or mountain trainer would be a better buy, if crampons are required and if they are not, respectively. I’ve never been impressed by contragrip.

  8. Ben says:

    Salomon- you guys make awesome stuff. You know what would be more awesome? Offering your shoes in bigger sizes so that us big footed guys can wear them. It pains me to see some awesome looking footwear only to see that it only goes up to size 13.