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US Elite Gear Offering Salomon Footwear Sale

Friday, March 29th, 2013

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Get 10% OFF + FREE SHIPPING on Salomon trail running, running and hiking shoes from US Elite. Salomon was born in the French Alps in 1974. Their passion for mountain sport progression, product development, quality, and craftsmanship has allowed them to create progressive gear that continually challenges adventurers around the world.

www.us-elitegear.com

Salomon Quest 4D GTX Boots in Olive!

Sunday, March 18th, 2012

We’ve been writing about the amazing Salomon Quest 4D GTX Boots boots for some time. First in Grey, then Brown and now they’re available in Olive! During last weekend’s excursion to Richmond we stopped by REI and lo and behold, there they were.

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The color combo is actually Olive, Dark Olive and Black and for those of you in Woodland or Alpine environments this might be just the ticket.

Built on the same last as the Salomon XA Pro 3D, the sole relies on Salomon’s 4D Chassis. The outsole has an ascending lug pattern in the front and a braking pattern in the rear. There’s also a cushioning pad beneath the foot, the chassis to protect against twisted ankles, and then an additional cushioning pad to absorb rocks and roots underfoot (4 layers= 4D). Finally, the boot is also Gore-tex lined.

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Win a ‘Kolt Kit Bag’ from Dalton Fury

Monday, November 21st, 2011

Author and Special Operations veteran Dalton Fury is releasing his latest book; “Black Site: A Delta Force Novel” in late January. To celebrate he is giving away one hell of a prize pack.

Consisting of some of the kit used by Black Site’s hero, Kolt “Racer” Raynor, it contains some of the best-of-the-best gear on the market. The prize includes a Suunto Core All Black Military watch, pair of Salomon XA Pro 3D Mid Assault Boots, and an Arc’teryx Combat Jacket from Ãœber Group. Additionally there are 14 custom tees, two hats, and sticker pack from Black Palm Syndicate. Not to mention a SureFire Pen Glass Breaker, a set of custom Hibben throwing knives, and much more. To enter, pre-order Black Site from Amazon or Barnes & Noble and post the date of order and vendor on Fury’s Facebook event page by Thanksgiving afternoon.

I’ve already entered. Why haven’t you?

Salomon Quest in Brown – MRE Exclusive

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

Mission Ready Equipment had the access to identify an operational requirement for a more arid environment friendly color for the Salomon Quest 4D GTX boot and the foresight to make it happen. They got with the guys at Über SOF (who as far as we are concerned would be Salomon Tactical if there was such a thing) and identified a supply of Quests in Brown manufactured for the European market. Together they worked to convince Salomon to bring the entire stock to the US. Now, they are available to you, exclusively from MRE.

As you can see, they blend well with both AOR1 and MultiCam. The Quest is an awesome boot and is comfortable right out of the box. The Quest is built on the same last as the Salomon XA Pro 3D running shoe which is Salomon’s most popular style. The sole relies on Salomon’s 4D Chassis. The outsole has an ascending lug pattern in the front of the sole, and a braking pattern in the rear. Beneath the foot is a cushioning pad, while the chassis protects against twisted ankles, and then an additional cushioning pad to absorb rocks and roots underfoot (4 layers= 4D). Finally, the GTX in the style name stands for Gore-tex and these boots will not only stand up to the terrain but also the weather.

There are only a couple of hundred pairs available. Get yours before their gone from www.missionreadyequipment.com.

What’s Next from Salomon?

Monday, January 31st, 2011

About two years ago, Salomon introduced the Quest 4D in Grey to a couple of specialized military units. Uber Group, US reps for Salomon took a look at Salomon’s international offerings and came up with the Cosmic in Grey, bringing it right into the US market.

The boots are somewhat similar so the bottom line is; the Quest is sewn construction and the Cosmic is glued. While both integrate running shoe technology, think of the Cosmic as the next step based on construction. In the photo above, you can see the Cosmic in the foreground and the Quest peaking from the back.

Now, this last bit is cool as hell. Rumor has it that the Cosmic is vegan. Now how awesome would it be to know that you are being environmentally and socially conscious while you are hunting down Islamo-fascist terrorists? I mean, you would totally score with the chicks if you let slip “Well sure I terminate with extreme prejudice, but I wear vegan footwear while doing it.”

Available VERY soon from purveyors of fine tactical equipment.

Salomon Quest

Monday, October 4th, 2010

Early on, we wrote about the Salomon Quest. During the recent inclement weather here in Hampton Roads we wore them during our outings and it jogged our memories. Yes, literally “we”, as we all own a pair.

Salomon Quest - Grey

Quite simply, they rock. Ultra-lightweight, comfortable right out of the box, and waterproof they are favorites around the home office. The boot is built on the same last as the Salomon XA Pro 3D running shoe; their most popular footwear model and is a beefed up “light hiker” that is intended to protect the wearer’s foot in harsh terrain, even while carrying a heavy load. The sole uses Salomon’s 4D Chassis. The outsole has an ascending lug pattern in the front of the sole, and a braking pattern in the rear. Beneath the foot is a cushioning pad, while the chassis protects against twisted ankles, and then an additional cushioning pad to absorb rocks and roots underfoot (4 layers= 4D). In addition to the Grey shown above there is also an Orange variant that may interest Search and Rescue professionals.

The Quest is available from RP Tactical.

Salomon 3D Mid GTX Ultra

Monday, April 12th, 2010

Salomon took their most popular Gore-tex lined trail shoe and adjusted the height to protect the ankle. They are lightweight yet keep your feet stable in scrub or on the trail. I have been wearing a pair for a week and appreciate the comfort as well as Salomon’s friction-free lace eyelets. You just pull on the laces and tuck the excess in the pocket.

XA Pro 3D Mid GTX

They are available in two color schemes, Black/Asphalt/Turf (shown) and Detroit/Black/X-Games which are mainly Grey with Orange accents. They will accept paint for those who need the extra camo. It is important to know that Salomons run a little small.

The best place to find the 3D Mid GTX Ultra is Blue Ridge Mountain Sports. As soon as they saw them, they laid in a good supply for units in the Tidewater of Virginia area. For those of you in Hampton Roads be sure to stop by Blue Ridge’s Hilltop store in Virginia Beach were there will be plenty on hand.

Salomon Quest Boot in Grey – RPT Consulting Exclusive

Friday, January 9th, 2009

RP Tactical has commissioned a Grey version of Salomon’s Quest boot (Part number 590606) to be available for sale March 1st 2009.

Salomon Quest - Grey

The Quest is also available in Orange (Part number 278432) at most outdoor stores.

Salomon Quest

The boot is built on the same last as the Salomon XA Pro 3D running shoe; their most popular footwear model and is a beefed up “light hiker” that is intended to protect the wearer’s foot in harsh terrain, even while carrying a heavy load. The sole uses Salomon’s “4D Chassis”. The outsole has an ascending lug pattern in the front of the sole, and a braking pattern in the rear. Beneath the foot is a cushioning pad, while the “chassis” protects against twisted ankles, and then an additional cushioning pad to absorb rocks and roots underfoot (4 layers= 4D). The Quest’s upper features a full Gore-Tex lining for waterproofing. Aside from fit, what will strike you most about these boots is their ultra light weight.

Salomon Quest - Sole

As the boot is based on the XA Pro 3D and there is also an Orange version available commercially, checking the fit should be possible if you have access to an outfitter. I wear Salomons about a half size up. The toe box is generous in all sizes but I prefer just a little extra room for thick socks. Please remember these are available in Grey exclusively from RP Tactical and there is already one unit who loves them.

Here are a couple of comments from SOF testers, deployed in theater:

“They have saved my ankles on more than one occasion. I was walking the other day and I slipped off a rock right into a hole. let me tell you if i had anything else on, my ankle would be [email protected]#$% up right now. But because of the boots I received a semi mild sprain. Well like I said how can I order 4 more pair when I get home?”

“Dude the boots are [email protected]#$% amazing. everyone wants them. I’m afraid to leave them at the team”

For more information contact:
RPT Consulting LLC
Ph 757-963-0742
[email protected]

Photo of Orange Quest from Salomon.