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Salomon Forces Introduces New ALP MTN GTX

During DSEI 2015 I spied a pair of outdoor Salomon X ALP MTN GTX discretely on display in the Edgar Brothers booth, which were undergoing wear trials with several European military and civil rescue organizations at the time. Salomon took feedback from those operational assessments and created a version for the Forces line.

All-terrain boot is the toughest in the Salomon Forces range

Salomon is set to launch another new shoe addition to its high-performance Forces collection when the X ALP MTN GTX® Forces becomes available on January 1, 2017.

The X ALP MTN GTX® is designed to be the one boot to get you to wherever you need to go-from the bottom of the mountain to the top…and back again. It’s calling cards are waterproofness, durability, protection and stability. Available in all black, the X ALP MTN GTX® Forces features a seven-inch upper that offers stability and protection from the elements, as well as a GORE-TEX® membrane for waterproofness.

It’s designed with a mountaineering last and a protective rubber toe cap. The 3D edging chassis gives it stability on rugged ground. The X ALP MTN GTX® Forces is the toughest and most rugged shoe in Salomon’s Forces range, allowing the user to attach crampons and push the barriers even farther. Whether you’re crossing a glacier, scrambling over loose ground or carrying, this shoes will do the job.

Now that you’ve read the press release, let’s take a look at what makes these special. To do that, we’re going to share a series of graphics from Salomon which depict key features.

The edging chassis is a single piece and key to the boot’s flex, front-to-back, and high rigidity, side-to-side.

The boot’s ability to flex while retaining edge stability, also aids with grip.

The X ALP MTN may feel more flexible to you than other mountain boots because the mid-sole is not a big slab of plastic or carbon with no flexion.

Here’s a view of the outsole.

These two graphics offer information about the outsole design.

The ALP MTN GTX also features lacing to toe.


11 Responses to “Salomon Forces Introduces New ALP MTN GTX”

  1. JJ says:

    WOW! Guess I’ll hold off on the Quests for work.

  2. Strike-Hold says:

    Not to be a Tactical Fashionista, but why black? I thought everybody is going brown these days….

  3. Kemp says:

    The article mentions european units. Many of those have not seen the light yet re:boot color

  4. drtywk says:

    Once again, Salomon leaves out those of us with bigger feet. Hopefully they figure out that people with 14 and larger feet like wearing their boots/shoes, as do those with feet on the wide side of the spectrum.

  5. rob says:

    The forces, 4d quest (without goretex), are some of the most comfortable ‘hiking’ boots i’ve ever worn.

    Should’ve bought couple more pairs.

  6. CV76 says:

    Great boots BUT small toe box.

  7. NinjaMedic says:

    Small toe box and narrow last. They need to learn to go at least up to 15 with a wide option.

    • SSD says:

      Unless they were to get a contract fir a boot, why do “they need to learn to go up to at least 15”? I see these posts all of the time but the market must not actually exist if they don’t make them.

      • AT says:

        My feet say otherwise and the use to make stuff in size 14. Every pair I currently own are size 14 but they stopped producing them. I can wear a 13 in Salewa but unless Salomon changed their production sizes and just upped them overall I can’t wear their 13 sized stuff.

  8. Hammer says:

    I was one of the lucky individuals to try out these bad boys. I trekked the jungles of the Amazon and ski slopes in North America. By far the best boot I own. The fit, grip, waterproof and over all feel was awesome. Even the look is spot on. The toe box seems small when I first put them on, but actually I had no problems. I would recommend a half size bigger for thick wool socks.

  9. I’m an infantry reconnaissance soldier in HM Armed forces, I’ve been wearing Salomon boots for around 5 years now and I’m a Hugh fan, is there any plans to release these in Brown or Green ??