Ready when you are for snowy winter hikes.
- A grippy Contagrip composite sole minimizes slips on snow and ice
- Boots accept crampons easily when it’s time to hit the trail
- Molded EVA midsole and EVA sockliner lends super cushioning and support
- Rubber caps at heel and toes provide extra protection
- Self-locking eyelets help keep laces from slipping
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- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
These boots are so far the best boots I've ever had for work. I work for FedEx and am outside in the cold as I live in the upper peninsula of Michigan. I bought them a half size bigger and then bought a pair of dr scholls inserts. These boots are light, warm, dry and comfortable. I can wear these 12+ hours in the elements and have warm dry feet.
Working in ND - minus 20 degrees
- Fit: Runs small
Just bought these for my husband - he spends a lot of time outside blowing snow and shoveling sidewalks in the winter. It his first pair of expensive boots but they are worth it. We had windchills of -22 degrees & 7" of snow yesterday and he was outside for over 3 hours getting everything cleaned out and his feet were nice and toasty. Plus they are lightweight - well worth the price. Now if I could only find gloves that were warm. I did buy a half size larger and they fit great.
I love these boots for winter time.
I got these back in Sept 2012 to prepare for hunting season. These are some of the most comfortable boots i have ever worn. So comfortable that i wanted to wear them before the weather got to cold but my feet would start to burn up. Later on when the cold finally came, these boots worked like a champ. I never worried about cold toes since getting these. These are my first pair of Salomon boots and I'm so impressed with these that i have ordered another pair of Comet 3D GTX to try and cant wait for them to get here.
As far as size goes, I normally wear a size 11 Wide. I ordered a size 11 but they were to tight and had to return them for a size 11.5 which fit perfect. I think shoes/boots are one of the hardest things to buy online, but backcountry.com made the exchange process so easy that I will continue to purchase here.
Warm, Comfortable, Ugly
I'm a long time fan of Salomon shoes, and these did not disappoint. I usually struggle with cold toes, but have never been remotely cold in these things. I highly recommend for any snow activities. That said, they're pretty ugly.
So far so good
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
So its not that cold out but still impressed so far. 15 with 40+ mph winds equalling _3 wind chill says the news during the blizzard. Anyways, went out to shovek the berm to make life easier in the morining, ended up doing the whole driveway with over a foot of snow, then realized my feet were hot, so I stayed in a snow bank to my knees for 20 minutes, toes still hot so I went in. If this is any indication on how well they will do in the Whites, I will be thrilled. It will be nice to have a warm boot that isn't a double plastic for less tech stuff. These things are so light! I look forward to testing them out this weekend in the White Mts.
Salomon offers a 1 year warranty on these...
Salomon offers a 1 year warranty on these boots, does BC offer a warranty past that? The synthetic bottom kind of worries me, I have a pair of KAmik boots that I loved and the synthetic lower broke up rendering the boots useless. The rest of the boot is fine, sole is barely worn as they get 20% use in winter vs my plastics, and gentle use at that.
Everything that BC sells is guaranteed forever. If you use this for two years and it doesn't live up to your expectations, return it for a full refund.
Warm, Light and Comfortable
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I bought these boots to replace my Salomon Snow Bow boots that were about 8 years old. I use the boots mostly for Ice Fishing. I Fish for deep water lake Perch, which involves lots of walking and drilling holes. The Perch are always on the move, so you have to moving with them. I have worn the Toundra boots in Temps from 30 to Zero F ,and use them with metal cleats for the ice. When I bore a hole in the ice, my boots get flooded when the auger breaks through. So yesterday, my boots were totally encased in ice on the top portions. My feet felt the same from the time I put them on in the house,until I was done 5 hours later. The boots are easy to walk in, and light and comfortable. The boots run a bit small, I wear a size 9, had to go to a 9.5 for a good fit.
Warm and light
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Wore them on a day in the teens and 20's F. My feet tend to get cold in those temps, but these boots kept my toes warm. Light, a little less than 3 pounds in size 10 US, which is the same size I wear in other Salomon hiking boots.
Worked well with MSR snowshoes, and black diamond contact strap crampons (the older chromoly models, with flex bar). These boots are flexible enough that you don't really want to frontpoint with them, but french technique is fine.
- Gender: Male
good sturdy boot use them for snow making.
I have a pair of Salomon Quest 4D hiking...
I have a pair of Salomon Quest 4D hiking boots. Does anyone know how the fit of these compares to the Quests?
My Quest 4Ds are a 12.5 when I wear a 12 in everything else. I tried on a 12 of the Toundras last year and they were a bit tight so I didn't buy them. Also figure slightly thicker socks for winter. I would say same size as Quests. That being said, the 12.5 sizes are almost impossible to find unless you want to pay an extra $80. HELP BACKCOUNTRY!!!
How do they fit, I normally wear a size...
How do they fit, I normally wear a size 10, is that fine or will I need a 10.5?
I would personally go a half size up as Salomon boots usually run tight from my experience.
How stiff are these boots? Anyone have any...
How stiff are these boots? Anyone have any experience with them using crampons on moderate hills (<45 degrees)
At a 45 degree angle, I don't think the boot is stiff enough to safely and securely hold the crampon in place. I would not hesitate to use a strap on style crampon, on this boot in general trekking, and snow/ice crossing situations where the terrain was mostly flat. But, that angle is too severe especially in a 'no fall' situation. The boot itself is nice, however, and will provide plenty of warmth and a general 'non specific' winter boot fit. Very durable as well! Good Luck.
Anyone else have concerns about how the...
Anyone else have concerns about how the flex of this boot is when walking? The bend it makes leaves creases and doesn't seem natural, it concerns me that this will cause cracking in the future. Thoughts or long term experience with this boot? Thanks.
no problems - 4 seasons later this boot is still performing well, even with a lot of wear and snowshoeing
What type of crampon binding system are...
What type of crampon binding system are these boots compatible with? Will they work with step-ins?
They will not work with step-ins. Strap-on only.
A Lot of Bang for the Buck
Like others have said, these boots are terrific. Thought I'd share my experience with them. Purchased six months ago mainly with the idea of very cold weather bicycle commuting, where footwear has always been a problem, especially after -20F, with whatever the windchill factor might be added to that. Whatever I tried didn't really work: Too clunky to pedal in (Neo overboots), too cold-conducive (Sorels), etc. These boots have summarily solved all these issues. They are quite light, flexy, resistant to wet weather and very cold weather (riding at -25F with a single sock with no noticeable chill on the feet! WTF?!), and have a slim enough profile that pedaling and even jogging in them is just fine. They are also perfectly compatable with the two different snowshoe bindings I've put them in.
Only major downsides: Made in China. And no removable liner, so I wouldn't take this on any extended backcountry trips, and leave that job up to the good ol' Sorels instead. These two points aside, they've been a perfect boot so far and get my full recommendation. Hope this is helpful!
Excellent winter boot
This boot is incredibly warm, waterproof, and has great traction. Wearing them on a winter hike I fell into a snow covered hole full of water. Went into almost to my right knee. I was about a mile and a half from home. I was pretty concerned. I did not need to be. I could tell my heavy sock was wet but my foot very quickly warmed up and presented no problem at all hiking home. Because my foot remained warm, along with my lower leg, the soaking wet pant leg and long underwear did not keep my leg cold. Most incredible boot I have ever had. Buying some for my sons.
Great boot so far! Light and warm!
I was wondering how rigid these boots are?...
I was wondering how rigid these boots are? I'm looking for something that is flexible, warm, and water resistant for getting around in the mountains and will stop me from walking home with two ice cubs instead of feet. Recommendations or feedback about that?
The sole isn't super rigid at all, like a mountaineering style boot, but they give plenty of support. I think they fit the bill as being flexible, warm (very warm!), and actually are water proof. Nice winter boots!
Very light and warm.
Great Boot, very light and warm
Bought these when they first came out with no reviews. I've used them in Alaska riding snowmachines and other winter activity. They are extremely light weight but very warm. Would highly recommend!!!