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Salomon – X ALP MTN GTX

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

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.


Sneak Peak – Salomon Forces Speedcross 3 In Black

Friday, December 5th, 2014

Speedcross 3

Here’s a sneak peak of the Speedcross 3 Forces shoe, part of the upcoming Salomon Forces line. The main changes to the Speedcross 3 for the Forces line includes the removal of all the reflective pieces of the shoe and the black/black/autobahn colorway which is more inclined for a tactical environment when compared to the standard variant.

Stay tuned for more info on this and other footwear in the Salomon Forces line.


Announcing the Salomon Forces Range

Monday, November 24th, 2014

We’ve been chomping at the bit to tell you about the upcoming Salomon Forces Range. Coming Spring 2015, this new line is focused specifically on the the same folks that read SSD. Military and LE professionals have been wearing Salomons for years thanks in part, to the hard work of the team at Über Group. Now, Salomon is concentrating its efforts to provide the colors and styles you need. We’ve even given you a sneak peek of prototypes of the kinds of footwear you’ll be seeing with this launch.



Salomon was born in the French Alps in 1947, with a passion for mountain sport progression and product development. And while it has grown into a global leader in mountain and outdoor sports markets, its dedication to quality, innovation and craftsmanship reflect the progressive mountain heritage that remains at its heart. With countless patented innovations and iconic products from skiing to hiking to trail running, the Salomon brand has become synonymous with mountain sports progression.

For 20 years, Salomon innovations have revolutionized the footwear market. Building upon its mountain heritage, Salomon has developed these innovations through experience in hiking, adventure racing, and trail running. As more and more militaries are already wearing the Salomon shoes, the brand decided to bring their iconic fit and performance to products dedicated to the specific needs of military, safety, and law enforcement professionals.

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Soldiers and professionals need dedicated equipment to operate in hostile environments, beginning with footwear. In addition to year-round comfort, outstanding traction in changing terrain, footwear for military and law enforcement must be stable, durable enough for intense conditions, and provide complete weather protection. Salomon’s line of Forces Footwear for 2015 includes specific versions of some of our highest performance models, dedicated to the needs of professionals in the field.


Salomon S-LAB

Friday, November 7th, 2014

Here we get to take a look inside Salomon’s Skunkworx shop, also known as S-LAB, where they develop their highest-quality products.


OR Summer Market – Salomon

Monday, August 11th, 2014

New colors coming 2015 for the SpeedCross.


Über Leak of the Week – Episode 1

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014


Salomon – Speedcross LTR LTD

Monday, June 23rd, 2014


During his recent trip to France, SSD’s editor picked up a pair of these Salomon Speedcross LTR LTDs. Part of a limited edition run, the Speedcross LTR is a full grain leather version of the Speedcross 3 trail running shoe. Fearing a traditional lacing system in lieu of Solomon’s Quicklace system, the LTR comes with an abrasion resistant lining that allows for breathability and quick drying, a leather footbed, protective leather foot cap, and protective mud guard material all around the base of the shoe.

No word yet on a release Stateside, but they can be found online if you’re looking for a pair.


Tactical Distributors – Salomon XA Pro 3D ULTRA 2 GTX Camo

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013