The freerider's choice.
The biggest line on the mountain requires a boot that won't give under pressure; the Salomon Malamute Snowboard Boot delivers this performance yet also offers pampering comfort on every turn. Often hailed as THE boot among hard-charging freeriders, the Malamute carves its path in the globe's steepest snow year after year because of its unfailing support and insane customization.
- Power Lock Pro lacing with new Criss-Cross Locker and Anti-Catch hooks provides single-pull tightening with zonal pressure distribution
- Asymmetrical Flex Shell knows that a stiff-flexing boot shouldn't have to inflict pain on your calves; this natural design keeps your ride pressure-free
- Internal Energizer Bars offer customizable response to the boot's upper
- Integrated Heel Strap, a Malamute exclusive, locks your liner to the boot sole for precise response and better support
- Full Custom Fit Pro multi-density foam used in liner offers supreme cushioning and support
- Ultra-lightweight Spring outsole features soft dual-density EVA in the middle where you need flexibility and cushioning, and rubber side stabilizers on the side that improve balance and stability
- Power liner features multi-density foam and anatomical shaping for comfort along with customizable support achieved through removable inserts that customize the support around your ankle
- Internal Power Frame heel strap holds the liner to the sole of the boot in an effort to kill heel-lift dead
- Conform'able footbed uses a patented arch support design and foot-stabilizing pre-shaped design that feels perfect right out of the box
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I am a big rider that spends most of my time in the steep deep. These boots handle great, stiffness works great with a flow/k2 cinch setup. my one issue has been the shark skin on the heel has caused major blistering on two occasions. have tried everything different socks super tight etc. hopefully now that my heel is all calloused up wont happen anymore.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
These boots are great if you like stiff boots.
The only problem I had with it was a crease on the fabric of the liner that would cause pressure and numbness on my heel about half day in them.
Might have gotten a lemon.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
This boot is stiff but comfortable. No heel lift.
Fits true to size and in comfortable enough to wear all day. Mine are now about 3 years old(70 days) and no signs of wearing out. There are some issues with keeping laces tight but I think that is more me than the boot. For big mountain all mountain or powder they are great. Most comfortable boot I have ever had.
- Gender: Male
I snowboard patrol and I like a stiff boot, these things took some serouis getting used to. I went from a size 13 to a size 11.5 and the first day I didn't know if i was going to make it. Now that they are broken in they are pretty comfortable. To give you and idea, I put them on, drive to the mountain, work all day in them then drive home and take them off. The construction seems pretty stout and I can flex my board in ways I never even imagined. I'd recommend ordering by your mondo size and if they seem super tight the first couple days, its because they are but they do loosen up. The one thing I don't like about them is the lace system. It seems difficult to get the top as super tight as i want it.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Me: Riding since 1988. It all about the flow. Only backup when I go somewhere I should not have gone. Only leave the ground if I have to leap off a cornice or over a ditch, or other obstacle. Now ride in Summit County Colorado. Been everywhere.
Boot: Fit true to street shoe size. 9 1/2 for me. (I run in size 10 Ascis). Comfortable out of the box. No pressure points (I have bony ankles). Perfect stiffness for holding an edge in broad turns and bouncing through soft bumps. Inner and outer lacing system is easy to use and holds. A bit worried that the plastic grommets will not last. Replaced Burton boot and bindings on a 4 year old Burton Custom X. Paired with Salomon Chief Binding.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
If you like stiff boots, these are super-stiff. I have been riding Burton Driver X's for years but the new Drivers are not as stiff as they used to be (lame!). These boots rule for those who want full control on the steeps and high speed. I am a 9.5 and returned my first order for size 9 and the 9's fit perfectly. Backcountry handled my return and refund with no problems.