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Salomon Quest 12 Ski Boots 2012

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The high performance all-mountain Salomon Quest 12 Ski Boots with magnesium Backbone technology combine proven Salomon skiing performance with comfortable hiking and walking. With a flex rating of 120, you sacrifice nothing on the way down in order to get up.

Product Details

Materials

A bi-injected shell made from Polyurethane, a material with consistent density enabling effortless progress on snow, provides well adapted stiffness in a shiny, durable, dynamic and abrasion resistant piece.

Liner

My Custom Fit Pro Liner offers maximum customization with 3 layers of thermoformable foam on the ankle, heel, meta, tongue and sole for perfect comfort and transmission.

Quicklace system to easily synch your liner for a great driving precision guarantees a good and comfortable foothold without closing the shell too hard.

Biovent to regulate body temperature and keep the liner smelling like roses

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.

Heel cushioning system for shock absorption

SCS toe cushioning for protection from toe bang

Cuff Shape

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

Canting adjustment for cuff alignment

Flex and Fit

A 120 flex provides tremendous power, precision, and control to advanced to expert skiers that 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: Stiff
  • Flex Index: 120
  • Forefoot Width: 100 mm
  • Alpine Touring Mode: Yes
  • Number of Buckles: 3
  • Warranty: 2 Years
  • Binding Compatibility: ISO Alpine

Reviews

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Salomon Quest 12 Ski Boots 2012
 
4.0

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (1)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (7)
  • Well built / quality (4)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

  • Difficult entry & exit (3)

Best Uses

  • Downhill (5)
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    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

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      (9 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      100% 

      (9 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Expert (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)

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(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Great when they don't break

By 

from Ann Arbor, MI

About Me Expert

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Easy Entry & Exit
  • Lightweight
  • Retains Warmth

Cons

  • Poor Construction

Best Uses

    Comments about Salomon Quest 12 Ski Boots 2012:

    This boot has a lot of things going for it like comfort, warmth, light weight, easy walk mode and they look pretty cool too. All these great features however are completely overshadowed by the fact that this boot is poorly made. I only skied on these boots for for 3 days before BOTH top buckles cracked off!

    Shame on you Salomon for putting such a defective product into stores, you are better than that.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    4.0

    Good All Aspect Boot

    By 

    from Whistler

    About Me Expert

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comfortable

    Cons

    • Difficult Entry & Exit
    • Too Much Flex

    Best Uses

    • Downhill
    • Touring

    Comments about Salomon Quest 12 Ski Boots 2012:

    These boots operate great for most parts.....however after doing two or more up-tracks touring I find the boots get way to soft to ski how I want to ski. If I am just skiing downhill all day they are great though.

    Also if the boots get cold they are insanely painful to get into. I've never had a worse time fitting a boot than these buggers cold.

    Also I get shin bruises a lot from the boots and need to wear gel protectors, but they solve the problem. I love the boots, but I guess I do have a few problems with them. Skied 30 days downhill & 30 days touring in them roughly.

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

    Awesome Boots!

    By 

    from Stamford, CT

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Downhill

      Comments about Salomon Quest 12 Ski Boots 2012:

      I have an old pair of Solomon's and they are wonderful. This pair fit just like they did and are much easier to get in and out of! They provide precise control of the skis!

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      1.0

      Faulty boots!!

      By 

      from London

      About Me Expert

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Difficult Entry & Exit
      • Poor Construction

      Best Uses

        Comments about Salomon Quest 12 Ski Boots 2012:

        Christmas Present, 3 days of Skiing later.
        Top buckle sheered off!!
        Seems as though I am not alone.
        Do not buy!

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        5.0

        Great Boot

        By 

        from Beavercreek, OH

        About Me Expert

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Quality Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Downhill

          Comments about Salomon Quest 12 Ski Boots 2012:

          Great fitting boot, feels like a 4 buckle system with the huge top strap. 120 flex rating feels accurate.

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

          Great boot

          By 

          from Ballston Spa, NY

          About Me Expert

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Highly Adjustable
          • Quality Construction

          Cons

          • Difficult Entry & Exit

          Best Uses

          • Downhill

          Comments about Salomon Quest 12 Ski Boots 2012:

          Good boots. Walk mode is nice. Stiff boot with great control. Take time to break in..

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

          Killer boot

          By 

          from Seattle, WA

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Salomon Quest 12 Ski Boots 2012:

                Great boot for a killer price

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width
                 
                5.0

                Seems like the Quests have bounced back

                By 

                from Seattle, WA

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Buckles Easily
                • Comfortable
                • Quality Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Salomon Quest 12 Ski Boots 2012:

                    Borrowed my twin's set for the last season while he was out with a knee injury and liked them a lot so I grabbed the summer sale deal. While the Quest line definitely had some major issues in the 2011 season it seemed like the issues were resolved with the 2012's and I haven't had any issues and haven't heard of any major production issues with this years models.

                    I stamped a lot of flat landings and had no issues with the shell cracking and it's a great ski boot so I'm stoked to finally grab a pair of my own.

                    • Sizing:
                    • Feels true to size
                    • Width:
                    • Feels true to width
                     
                    5.0

                    tenacious, feisty, and voluptuous

                    By 

                    from Vancouver/San Francisco

                    About Me Expert

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Highly Adjustable
                    • Mad good on bootpacks
                    • Stiff
                    • Tours comfortable

                    Cons

                    • Shinbang

                    Best Uses

                    • Backcountry
                    • Downhill
                    • Slackcountry
                    • Tube park

                    Comments about Salomon Quest 12 Ski Boots 2012:

                    Came from a ski boot equivalent of mocassins - 2 sizes too big, cracked plastic across the upper shin part on both boots, a shoestring for a booster strap, and a flex rating that might have made leather boots look stiff. Enter these boots, and skiing has changed. So much edge control, and the ability to tour in a flexy comfy mode and then send things in the aggressive mode without a second thought. Haven't had a chance to try them in the park yet (just way too much pow this month up in the northwest), but big mountain anything just feels awesome. The sole is also absurdly grippy, and rocky icy bootpacks become a whole lot less scary.

                    Only issue I've had so far is that the tongue of the liner has a really hard plastic edge that's really good at shin-banging if its not perfectly tightened/adjusted.

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

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