You can have it all.
You left your race days behind you along with speed suits, keg beer, and dorm life, but even as you've relaxed your GS turns enough to enjoy a little backcountry powder, you can't shake the need to ski with an uncompromisingly rigid boot. Fortunately, a stiff boot doesn't have to mean crunched up toes and a lack of circulation anymore. Power and performance no longer exist exclusively alongside pain, and the Salomon QST Pro 130 Boot is evidence of it. With a fully customizable shell and a flex your old race crew would approve of, the QST Pro brings comfort without sacrificing the ability to back you whether you're sending stout lines in the resort or charging down aesthetic lines in the backcountry.
Salomon reworked its TwinFrame2 shell by adding an Endofit tongue for a more progressive forward flex, but it still offers 360-degree customization from the cuff to the shell. Your bony lumps and bumps can all be accommodated when the material is heated up without having to jump to punching and grinding right off the bat. Once you dial in the fit of the shell, do the same for the My Custom Fit 3D Race liners; being able to mold both a liner and shell around the contours of your foot results in a serious advantage once you're opening it up on the steep stuff. A boot free of slippage and hot spots means you'll be able to drive your skis without lag time or exaggerated movements from within the boot. Because achieving a perfect boot fit out of the box is nothing short of miraculous, Salomon purposely made the buckles, Oversized Pivot, and straps able to be dismantled by a bootfitter, improving your options for zeroing in on the precise fit that will work best for you.
To accommodate the expanding waistlines of modern skis, Salomon adds its Oversized Pivot, a burly 24mm design, to the QST Pro line. Sitting at the critical intersection of the shell and cuff, the pivot lends the boot lateral stiffness when you're tipping your skis on edge, making sure you can drive power where you need it when you can't help carving up a big arc to remember the glory days. At the end of a big day, thank the Endofit tongue and its waterproof gusset for making life easier when you stumble back to the car. Though the rest of you might be soaked through, your toes will be dry, and the flexible tongue will make slipping your boots off an effort that doesn't require your last reserves of strength for the day.
- Burly freeride boot for pinning couloirs and cliff lines
- Stiff 130 flex charges in the resort or backountry
- 100-106mm last accommodates medium to wide feet
- Custom, moldable shell and liner for a personal fit
- Rubber sole gains traction on boot backs
- Endofit tongue makes it easy to slide your boots on and off
- Three aluminum buckles for custom adjustment
- 50mm power strap with cam locking mechanism locks you in
- Item #SAL013S
- Q & A
no WTR tech soles
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
The tech soles aren't WTR compatible. I've ordered the Atomic Hawx 130 Ultra Xtd since the soles will work with tech bindings and STH2 WTR bindings.
Felt like it would have been a great for me if there was a better way to make it work with multiple binding scenarios.
If you only ski tech bindings or only ski DIN bindings these would be great
Does this boot require tech bindings or are they compatible with frame bindings as well?