The world asked for a touring boot that could arch a GS turn, launch a cliff (backslap included), and ski at speeds that were formerly reserved for the Autobahn. Salomon listened and bestowed upon the people the Shift Pro 130. Its four buckles, tall cuff, and full TPU construction are all key features to let you know that this boot means business. The S/Lab MTN was the former premium free touring boot for Salomon and gained a strong following during its freeride reign. In comparison, the Shift Pro 130 provides a stiffer flex profile (130 compared to the S/Lab's 120), two added buckles (now with a traditional alpine-style, four buckle setup), a more substantial cuff strap, and replaceable rubber soles (nice touch to improve boot durability). These added features place the Shift Pro 130 150g heavier than the S/Lab MTN - not too bad for a significant increase in downhill skiability and overall durability.
The Shift Pro 130 shell is modeled after its high-performance on-piste brother (S/Pro 130). An added internal walk mechanism (the same technology as the S/Lab MTN's walk mech) provides a very similar range of motion to the S/Lab MTN. Some might logically deduce the Shift Pro 130 to be a Freeride Frankenstein of the S/Pro and the S/Lab. This boot is just as comfortable spinning laps on the resort as it is breaking trail in the backcountry. If you like uncompromised downhill skiing performance in exchange for a little bit of added [training] weight, slide your feet into the Shift Pro 130 and hold on tight.
- Forefoot last of 100 mm
- Claimed weight of 1670 g
- Flex rating of 130
- Shell and cuff made of Thermo-Moldable Polyurethane (TPU)
|Material||Polyamid + xscarb Coreframe, Custom Shell, Integrated Tech Insserts|
|Cuff Articulation||40 degrees|
|Binding Compatibility||Tech, AT|
|Manufactuer Warranty||2 Years|