Andy M.wrote a review of Salomon Quest 12 Boot - Men's on March 11, 2012
DO NOT BUY THESE BOOTS! First off, I really wanted to like these boots. The idea behind them is great and the fit is awesome but the execution is unacceptable. After using them a handful of days the top buckle exploded causing me to crash hard. Luckily this poor quality part only ended my day, not my season. Do yourself a favor and do a search for Quest 12 buckle failure before you decide to spend your hard earned money on these. This is not an isolated incident. This is a known issue and Salomon has not done anything to fix it.
Too bad because these could've been great boots. Instead they are a ticking time bomb waiting to self destruct as many others have found out. I am giving them one star because the fit is great, the sole grips really well when booting into the sidecountry and the walk-mode makes easy work of those long ascents. I have had several pairs of Salomon boots in the past, but will not be spending another penny on their products.