Do it all.
Jumping between rowdy pow days at the resort and quiet dawn patrols in the backcountry is a more common way than ever to spend a ski season. The major players are wising up to this shift in attitude, introducing boots and boards that match your unwillingness to commit exclusively to a season spent in-bounds or out. With a fully customizable shell and liner, plus compatibility with both alpine and tech bindings, the Salomon QST Pro 120 Ski Boot stands at the front of this new class of gear.
Salomon graced the ultra-light QST Pro line with its highly agreeable Twinframe 2 shell, comprised of a polyurethane upper and polyamide chassis. The shell's 360-degrees of heat-moldable adjustability gives you the freedom to wrap the boot around your strange protrusions and that one extra-long toe without the need to go for the punch right away. Inside, Salomon's equally accommodating My Custom Fit Pro liner lends you the same opportunity to customize fit for the kind of slip-free hold that you'll need when you're diving into knee-deep trees or heading up the skintrack.
In addition to its rip-ready 120 flex, the QST Pro also comes with lateral stability to match from Salomon's beefy 24mm Oversized Pivot. Adapted to work with ever-widening skis that take a more effort to turn over on edge than their twiggy predecessors, the pivot gives you lay-them-out security and control whether you're carving frontside or smearing through the backcountry. Speaking of the backcountry, when you're ready to slap on a set of skins, swap out the QST Pro's alpine sole for a separately-sold Salomon tech sole, then switch the boot to walk mode and head out.
Three lightweight, micro-adjustable aluminum buckles and a rugged power strap let you lock down a completely secure fit before you hammer out a big line, and at the end of the day, you can thank the QST Pro's EndoFit tongue for keeping the boot removing drama to a minimum, and its waterproof gusset for keeping your feet dry. The flexible plastic design makes boot removal far more straightforward than it usually is, meaning you'll be sitting at the bar enjoying a cold one while the rest of your crew is still groaning and grimacing in the parking lot.
- Freeride boot easily switches from in-bounds to out
- 120 flex for advanced to expert skiers
- Heat-moldable shell accommodates up to 106mm last
- Customizable liner creates a secure, slip-free fit
- Oversized Pivot ensures responsive lateral stability
- Flexible tongue comes with waterproof gusset
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- Q & A
Really Enjoying Them
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I bought these boots at the start of this season and have used them on a hut trip in Banff and a few weekends at Mammoth. They've been quite comfortable with good control even with so-so snow at speed. My feet stayed warm and comfortable on the ~6 mile trip to the hut and had enough range for good strides.
Love this boot!
I have had Salomon boots for a few years now and they fit my foot great, slightly more volume than most companies so great for a wider foot last. Light weight and 120 Flex is perfect for almost all conditions and ski pairings, I find the 130 to be much too stiff unless you pair it with a pair of hard charging skis.
Tech soles. This morning I poped into a store to try on the QST Pro 120, and they looked and felt really good. So I was in the process of checking the boot all over, when I asked about the tech soles, surprise! they told me that tech soles were a thing of the past...meaning last year´s model. You mention them on the boot´s description. Are they available??
Hey Ignacio, Salomon does offer a tech sole for these boots. They are an additional part that doesn't come with the boot, but are easily switched out with the existing soles. I'm a Gearhead here at Backcountry.com, please reach out with any questions. My number is 801-204-4675 and my email is firstname.lastname@example.org .