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X-ALP Explore Alpine Touring Ski Boot - 2020

4.5 out of 5 stars
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X-ALP Explore Ski Boot

Developed in conjunction with Arc'teryx's revolutionary Procline, the Salomon X-Alp Explore Ski Boot is breaking trail in the backcountry world. The most forgiving boot in the X-Alp series, these ultralight kicks aren't just for the uber-extreme skimo racers—they make a serious argument for aggressive recreationalists looking to push their limits in the alpine.

It's hard to compete with the X-Alp's 3D cuff rotation—75 degrees fore and aft and 35 degrees laterally give you the natural and efficient feel of a hiking boot while you're powering through arduous approaches or maneuvering tricky kick turns. The waterproof gaiter keeps snow out of your boots while you're breaking trail after a storm, and the Contragrip rubber soles give you traction and security while you're traversing icy, wind-blasted ridges.

These boots shine on techy climbs and ominous traverses, but that's not to say they don't retain Salomon-worthy downhill performance when it's time to rip skins. With a carbon-reinforced Grilamid shell, the X-Alp offers solid power transmission on the descent, so you can confidently rip the hell out of that massive line you put your blood, sweat, and tears into.


  • An ultralight touring boot for big days in the alpine
  • Narrow 98mm last offers a snug fit
  • Carbon-reinforced Grilamid shell offers strength and performance
  • 3D cuff rotation creates a natural feel in walk mode
  • Heat moldable liner lets you dial in a precise fit
  • Two-buckle system is secure and efficient
  • Waterproof gaiter keeps deep snow out
  • Contragrip rubber holds traction on icy traverses
  • Item #SAL013W
Shell Material
[shell] Grilamid, [cuff and spine] carbon
Last Width
Walk Mode
yes (75-degree fore/aft, 35-degree lateral)
My CustomFit
Thermo-moldable Liner
Binding Compatibility
Claimed Weight
[single, 27.5] 2lb 8.6oz
Recommended Use
backcountry skiing, randonee, ski mountaineering
Manufacturer Warranty
2 years