Salomon Quest 14 Ski Boots 2012

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The high performance all-mountain Salomon Quest 14 Ski Boots with magnesium Backbone technology combine proven Salomon skiing performance with comfortable hiking and walking and a 130 flex rating so you don’t have to make any sacrifices on the way down in order to get up.

Product Details

Materials

PU Ether lower shell and PU Cuff: PU Ether is a high end PU that provides more rebound to the boot when used with a high level of constraints, like in World Cup Race for example.

Liner

My Custom Fit Race Liner for max customization with 3 compact layers of thermoformable foam on the ankle, heel, meta and tongue for perfect transmission

Additional Features

Backbone release, taken from the X-3 lab, is a Magnesium piece linking the cuff to the shell.

Salomon’s patented Ride & Hike technology combines the backbone release with a specific V-cut shape on the back of the lower shell. This allows wide rear cuff opening when hiking (backbone unlocked) and true alpine forward flex when skiing down (backbone locked) because the backside of the backbone fits precisely into the V-cut lower shell.

Cuff Shape

A reinforced rear, lateral insert enables the use of a softer front cuff for improved leg wrapping and progressive flex.

Double dismantle canting for perfect cuff alignment – allows boot fitters to work easily on the cuff.

Flex and Fit

A 130 flex provides tremendous power, precision, and control to expert skiers who push their equipment to the limit. A 100mm last is wide enough to be comfortable on the way up, but narrow enough to maintain precision on the way down.

Specs

  • Ability Level: Advanced-Expert More 
  • Ski Boot Flex: Very Stiff
  • Flex Index: 130
  • Forefoot Width: 100 mm
  • Alpine Touring Mode: Yes
  • Number of Buckles: 3
  • Ski Awards: Ski Magazine Gold Medal Gear
  • Warranty: 2 Years
  • Binding Compatibility: ISO Alpine

Other Notes

Salomon products can only be shipped within the United States

Reviews

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Salomon Quest 14 Ski Boots 2012
 
4.5

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Well built / quality (10)
  • Highly adjustable (8)
  • Lightweight (8)
  • Buckles easily (7)
  • Comfortable (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Downhill (12)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      91% 

      (10 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      80% 

      (8 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Expert (8), Advanced (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (12)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

70% Lift Service/30% Backcountry

The perfect boot if you get out in the backcountry but ski more lift service. I ski lift service about 70% of the time, but still enjoy occasional treks in the backcountry or skinning...Read complete review

The perfect boot if you get out in the backcountry but ski more lift service. I ski lift service about 70% of the time, but still enjoy occasional treks in the backcountry or skinning up when the local hill's lifts aren't running. This is a nice stiff boot that performs fantastic on the downhill and works just fine on the uphill. I'd say it's only downside is it's a little heavier than a true AT boot, but I think the materials are better than a true AT boot. For me it's more about the downhill performance. I would disagree that this has a narrow toe box or is hard to get your foot into. The "groove clips" rotate slightly so that the buckle lines up just fine. That's not too difficult to figure out. First boot that's ever fit me perfect out of the box and I usually have the 6th toe issue. If you want fantastic performing boot when you're actually skiing and is just fine on the uphill, is very comfortable (I've got a narrower heal but am somewhat wide in the forefoot), this is a great boot. Oh, and as always, Evo is fantastic!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

not convinced

the buckles on these things are strange. the 2nd buckle (heel) doesn't exactly line up with the groove clip, so when you open and close it...the center micro-adjust bar rubs against...Read complete review

the buckles on these things are strange. the 2nd buckle (heel) doesn't exactly line up with the groove clip, so when you open and close it...the center micro-adjust bar rubs against the mechanism. took the paint off the buckle clip before i even got it to the slopes. seems like it would eventually weaken the micro-adjust to the point of bending.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AMAZING BOOTS

By 

from Gunnison Colorado

About Me Advanced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Buckles Easily
  • Comfortable
  • Quality Construction
  • Retains Warmth

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Downhill

    Comments about Salomon Quest 14 Ski Boots 2012:

    This is one of the best boots that I have ever owned. I use the product for downhill skiing, and sometimes for back country skiing. I plan to get 100 days in, and just after my 10 days with them, they are a dream. There isnt really anything to complain about.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Great Boot, Great Deal

    By 

    from Ann Arbor, MI

    About Me Expert

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Buckles Easily
    • Easy Entry & Exit
    • Highly Adjustable
    • Lightweight
    • Quality Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Downhill

      Comments about Salomon Quest 14 Ski Boots 2012:

      This boot needed some minor adjustment to fit my instep, but other than that is comfortable out of the box. I haven't had a chance to ski them yet, but can tell that they are stiff enough to give good power transmission to my skis. They are not as stiff as 130s built on a racing platform, so they should be a little more forgiving when going off-piste. I can't wait to get out and put some hours on them!

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great performer on and off the hill

      By 

      from Orlando

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Buckles Easily
      • Lightweight
      • Quality Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Downhill

        Comments about Salomon Quest 14 Ski Boots 2012:

        I spent many hours researching the right boot for me and I am pretty sure I found them. I have not had a chance to ski the boots yet but I have put them on several times to get a feel for the flex and performance I can expect and these boots are great for high performance skier not afraid to go off the trail and also confortable back in the lodge. they are pretty easy to get in and out of and I love the big fat strap. Im still trying to figure out the cuff release position for on/off but I can tell it will be useful. The boot is pretty narrow so make sure you can fit comfortably in a 100mm width.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels too narrow
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        AWESOME

        By 

        from Minneapolis, MN

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Highly Adjustable
        • Lightweight
        • Quality Construction

        Cons

        • Difficult Entry & Exit

        Best Uses

        • Downhill

        Comments about Salomon Quest 14 Ski Boots 2012:

        I had tried on the Quest 12s at REI but they did not have the 14. The 12s flexed way too much so I was a little worried that these would be too flexy also. they are not. I love to hit the frontside hard with some time in the back bowls. I didn't want an AP touring boot, but this was a great compramise. They can handle the front side and give you access to untouched territory. Colors are sweet too.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        boots look great, fit tight

        By 

        from Grand Blanc, MI

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Buckles Easily
        • Comfortable
        • Highly Adjustable
        • Lightweight
        • Quality Construction

        Cons

        • Difficult Entry & Exit

        Best Uses

        • Downhill
        • Racing

        Comments about Salomon Quest 14 Ski Boots 2012:

        Boots should respond well, good fit

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Good so far

        By 

        from Denver CO

        About Me Expert

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Buckles Easily
        • Comfortable
        • Easy Entry & Exit
        • Highly Adjustable
        • Lightweight
        • Quality Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Downhill

          Comments about Salomon Quest 14 Ski Boots 2012:

          A little snugger than the 12. Should eliminate play which was the only drawback to the 12. Looking forward to skiing it!

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Boot So Far

          By 

          from Knoxville, Tn

          About Me Expert

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Buckles Easily
          • Easy Entry & Exit
          • Lightweight
          • Quality Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Downhill

            Comments about Salomon Quest 14 Ski Boots 2012:

            I just got these boots so I havent skied in them yet but out of the box they looked great. They were easy to get on but there were a couple of pressure points around the second buckle. After a heating at the Board Room here in Ktown, the pressure points went away and they fit just about perfect. Will have to wait until winter to see how they feel skiing. The walking feature is easy to unlock and lock back into place.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            70% Lift Service/30% Backcountry

            By 

            from Maine

            About Me Expert

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Buckles Easily
            • Comfortable
            • Easy Entry & Exit
            • Highly Adjustable
            • Quality Construction
            • Retains Warmth

            Cons

            • Could be lighter

            Best Uses

            • Downhill

            Comments about Salomon Quest 14 Ski Boots 2012:

            The perfect boot if you get out in the backcountry but ski more lift service. I ski lift service about 70% of the time, but still enjoy occasional treks in the backcountry or skinning up when the local hill's lifts aren't running. This is a nice stiff boot that performs fantastic on the downhill and works just fine on the uphill. I'd say it's only downside is it's a little heavier than a true AT boot, but I think the materials are better than a true AT boot. For me it's more about the downhill performance. I would disagree that this has a narrow toe box or is hard to get your foot into. The "groove clips" rotate slightly so that the buckle lines up just fine. That's not too difficult to figure out. First boot that's ever fit me perfect out of the box and I usually have the 6th toe issue. If you want fantastic performing boot when you're actually skiing and is just fine on the uphill, is very comfortable (I've got a narrower heal but am somewhat wide in the forefoot), this is a great boot. Oh, and as always, Evo is fantastic!

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Great experience

            By 

            from Seattle,Wa

            About Me Expert

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Excellent Boots
            • Highly Adjustable
            • Lightweight
            • Quality Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Downhill
              • Sidebackcountry

              Comments about Salomon Quest 14 Ski Boots 2012:

              As expected-great fit/performance, Salomon sets the high mwater mark for this class of boot

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              4.0

              Quest 14 by Salomom

              By 

              from Clovis, CA

              About Me Expert

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Walking Mode

              Cons

              • 3 Buckle Design

              Best Uses

              • Downhill

              Comments about Salomon Quest 14 Ski Boots 2012:

              Boot has a narrow toe box/foot bed, unlike the Quest 10 and 12 model. Can be a bit of a chore to get foot into boot, even w/ the tongue strap. Am not sure I am a fan of 3 buckle design. Do not know how well "massive" power strap will hold up as it - in essence - also acts as top buckle. Upper buckle very difficult to engage after stepping into boot, once first notch is engaged that is no longer a problem. Boot is listed as having 2 position forward lean - but that is not for skiing. One position is walking.
              Am on the fence re recommending boot to friends. Some minor issues w/fit and ease of entry/buckling. Also read reviews questioning buckle integrity.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              4.0

              good hybrid boot

              By 

              from Seattle

              About Me Expert

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Highly Adjustable
              • Quality Construction

              Cons

              • 6th toe area needed punch

              Best Uses

              • Downhill
              • Slackcountry awesome boot

              Comments about Salomon Quest 14 Ski Boots 2012:

              Great for slackcountry tours and all mountain charging

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              3.0

              not convinced

              By 

              from new york, ny

              About Me Expert

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy Entry & Exit
              • Highly Adjustable

              Cons

              • Poor Construction
              • Poor Fit

              Best Uses

              • Downhill

              Comments about Salomon Quest 14 Ski Boots 2012:

              the buckles on these things are strange. the 2nd buckle (heel) doesn't exactly line up with the groove clip, so when you open and close it...the center micro-adjust bar rubs against the mechanism. took the paint off the buckle clip before i even got it to the slopes. seems like it would eventually weaken the micro-adjust to the point of bending.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels half size too small
              • Width:
              • Feels too narrow
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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