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The Salomon Forces 2018 is Marching Its Way to US Elite Gear

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

The newest members of the Salomon Forces boot family are here at US Elite Gear!

First up are the revamped XA Mids; this flagship of the Forces line has been ruggedized for military tasks like fast-roping and rappelling, and is available in standard and Gore-Tex versions. The GTX version also has a new Ranger Green colorway.

Next, the Speedcross 4 Forces is now available with a wide instep, making the shoe a true ‘E’ size and eliminating headaches about finding the right fit.

The X ALP MTN GTX is built for scrambling through rocky mountain terrain, and now has a wider toebox for increased comfort.

Something new is the TOUNDRA FORCES CSWP (ClimaSalomon WaterProof), designed to be the warmest possible boot or arctic conditions at the lightest possible weight. Available in extended sizes (half sizes).

Finally, Salomon has released what many have been clamoring for: a uniform regulation-compliant boot. The Guardian meets the Army’s AR 670-1 standard and maintains the Salomon standards of comfort and quality.

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Salomon Announces Upgraded XA Forces Mid GTX Shoe

Monday, January 8th, 2018

Although originally designed as a trail runner, the XA Forces Mid has become the heavy lifter in the Salomon Forces line due to its lightweight construction which offers a great deal of ankle support and foot stability.


When the Forces line first launched, they took commercial footwear which were popular with military and LE customers and essentially gave them a new paintjob. What they found over the past few years is that the Forces customer subjects the shoes to situations that they were not originally designed for. After analyzing the returns, Salomon designers embarked on a significant upgrade to this popular shoe. In a rare peek into the design process, Salmon shared this drawing with us. The final product differs slightly.

There are specific issues which have been addressed. For instance, they’ve introduced the same material used in the Quest 4D. Additionally, they changed the construction to introduce double and even triple stitching. They’ve also eliminated overlaps of fabric wherever possible because thenedges of fabric was getting caught while riding Quads and separating.


Here, you can see the new instep, designed to take more wear and tear while climbing ropes and fast roping.


Finally, Solomon improved the sole and introduced a wider toe box.

The XA Forces Mid is available with or without a Gore-Tex lining in US sizes U.S. 4.5 to 12.5, plus 13.5 and 14 in Black, Coyote and Ranger Green (GTX version only).

Below is their full press release.

Improved strength, durability the focus in this key Forces range model

Salomon has revealed a new, upgraded XA Forces Mid GTX shoe, the centerpiece of the brand’s Forces range. If you liked the brand’s XA Pro Mid, the earlier version of this shoe, you will appreciate the improvements made to the new XA Forces Mid GTX. Available beginning January 2018, it features several improvements over its predecessor, which was the very first shoe that the brand developed specifically for military use. In the GORE-TEX® version, it will be available in black, coyote brown and ranger green. The shoe is also available in a non-GORE-TEX® version offering a more breathable variant. The non-GORE-TEX® version is available in black and coyote brown.

Now in unisex models (available in half sizes from U.S. 4.5 to 12.5, plus 13.5 and 14.5), the design goal of the XA Pro Mid GTX was to improve strength and durability. It will use the same fabric found on the Quest 4D Boot, which is four times more durable compared to the previous fabric when it comes to tear strength, and has been put to the test in the lab and on deployment. To make it stronger, the shoe now has a single-layer construction, reducing the overlapping of materials. Formerly a single stitched shoe, the new version has double and triple stitching for stronger seem construction.

The outsole also has a more durable design. A new layer adds to the sole’s thickness and additional rubber with deeper lugs provides more contact with the ground. A break in the design of the heel helps with climbing, while a rubber pad on the medial side of the shoe aids in protection. The toebox has also been made slightly roomier than in the previous version.

Available soon from or your favorite Salomon Forces dealer.

Sneak Peek – Salomon Forces Introduces Wide Instep For Speedcross 4 Forces

Monday, December 11th, 2017

Last month I visited the Salomon Footwear headquarters in the French Alps and got a look at how they develop products as well as what’s in store for the Forces line in 2018. First off, they’ve updated the Speedcross 4 Wide Forces with new sizing. Salomon is also introducing unisex sizing for the Toundra CWSP boot which is great as more and more women join the military, law enforcment and first responder communities.

Speedcross 4 Wide Forces

Long a trail running staple, the Speedcross 4 has been very popular with Forces cuatomers who prefer its light weight and Contragrip deep lugs in soft terrain. But, many North American customers have complained about the tight fit across the instep. Salomon has listened and is introducing a new last with wider toebox for the Speedcross 4 in 2018. I received a sample pair this Fall and can definitely tell the difference. You won’t have that tight feeling you’ve noticed with the existing last. From here on out, new footwear will incorporate this new last and as existing models are updates, they’ll be rolled out with this new fit as well. But interestingly, this Wide option will not be introduced to the commercial line. Turns out, North American and European feet are the same size. We are just used to a wider toe box here in the US. However, according to Salomon, that’s doesn’t mean everyone around the world shares the same footshape.  Apparently, Asians actually do have wider feet.


Available in Black for both men and women, the Toundra is Salomon’s warmest winter boot for extreme environments. It will keep your feet warm when the temps drop down to -40°C/°F, at just 660 grams per pair (23.3oz for size 8.5UK/9US), it is by far the lightest boot in the extreme cold weather segment.

These products will be fully available after the first of the year. Contact your favorite Salomon Forces dealer for details, or visit

US Elite – Salomon Forces Sale Starts 8/25

Friday, August 25th, 2017


The long wait is over!

Your patience is finally rewarded! Salomon Forces semi-annual sale is happening now! Get your favorite pair for 25% off. Sale includes the U.S. Elite Exclusive ‘Sua Sponte’ Urban Wolf.

Sale ends Monday, Sept. 4.

2017 Salomon Forces Catalog

Monday, January 9th, 2017

Check out the full 2017 Salomon Forces line.


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During SHOT Show, the 2017 Salomon Forces line will be on display in ZENO #4803 Level 4 of the Sands Expo.

Salomon Forces – Urban Jungle Ultra Shoe

Monday, December 26th, 2016

Black, Smooth Toe, 8-inch utility boot will be available in Fall/Winter 2017

Coming in the Fall/Winter of 2017, Salomon will introduce a new addition to its highly regarded Forces collection. With the new Urban Jungle Ultra boot, Salomon has taken the black, polishable utility boot to the next level and created the perfect solution for police, SWAT teams and others professionals who require a reliable and durable heavy-duty footwear for their demanding jobs.

With an eight-inch upper, breathable yet durable mesh tongue, a protective rubber heel and a breathable collar, the Urban Jungle Ultra places a premium on breathability, durability, stability and protection. The high-traction Contagrip sole prevents slipping on tricky terrain. Available in all black, the shoe will also work well with just about any uniform.

During SHOT Show, the 2017 Salomon Forces line will be in display in ZENO #4803 Level 4 of the Sands Expo.

Salomon Forces – New Colorways For 2017

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Speed Assault now offered in Black; Jungle Ultra to be offered in Beluga color

New for 2017, Salomon will add two new color options to popular shoe models in its Forces range, designed to address the professional requirements of core safety, law enforcement and military forces. Fans of Salomon’s Speed Assault and Jungle Ultra models will now have more options to choose from.

The Speed Assault will now be available in an all-black option, joining the already available burro (brown) offering. This super light (just 11.29 oz.), protective, and fiercely gripped shoe is ready for any warm weather or wet operation. From desert deployment to jungle training camps, it will help you maintain speed for better attacks. The Speed Assault also features non-reflective materials to make it more stealth-like, as well as breathable anti-debris mesh, a protective welded toe cap and an injected EVA midsole. The high-traction Contagrip sole helps maintain balance in varying weather conditions.

The durable, protective and breathable Jungle Ultra utility boot will now be available in a new Beluga (grey-green) color addition in 2017. The previously available brown color will also remain in the lineup. For those who require a reliable and durable heavy-duty solution for demanding and active work, the Jungle Ultra is designed to withstand the punishing conditions of warm, dry environments like the desert or even wet jungle conditions. It has an eight-inch suede leather upper for durability and protection. Plus, it features a high-traction Contagrip sole, a protective rubber toe cap, molded EVA, a breathable collar and breathable yet durable mesh tongue. The Beluga color option of the Jungle Ultra boot will be available in early January 2017.

During SHOT Show, the 2017 Salomon Forces line will be in display in ZENO #4803 Level 4 of the Sands Expo.

Salomon Forces At SHOT Show

Saturday, January 16th, 2016

The new Salomon Forces line will be at SHOT Show in the Toscana 3610 room.  Be sure to schedule your appointment through Über Group, Salomon or AmerSports.