Salomon Mtn Explore Ski Boots Blue/White - 2021
The MTN Explore has undergone no major changes, save for new splashes of color, since it debuted a few years ago. That means, Salomon whipped up a winner from Day 1. It's a very light alpine touring boot that crushes skin tracks and boot packs alike. It even makes sketchy ridge scrambles a little bit less sketchy. There's ample range of motion here and no extra frills. Whereas the X-Alp may be even more climb-optimized, the MTN Explore sacrifices much less on the way down. Bigger and harder-charging skiers may want to look at the stiffer S Lab boot. But for intermediate to advanced and smaller skiers, this boot is a worthy welcome to the world of lightweight alpine touring gear.