The answer for the rider who thought there was no such thing as a comfortable, stiff boot.
- Powerlace Pro Quicklace system locks the foot in place with a single pull
- Power Liner is heat-moldable for a precise fit and increased heel hold
- Removable ankle inserts let you add more support around the ankles
- New Spring outsoles provide flex and stiffness in the right spots for ultimate comfort and feel
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The boot to compare all others too
I put 3 hard seasons on these before trying my hand at skiing.
These are nice and stiff, perfect for the skin track on a splitboard when edge control matters most. They also rip on the downhill, either in high alpine bowls or tight trees.
If I buy these boots on line can anyone...
If I buy these boots on line can anyone suggest how I would go about heat molding the removable liner?
You have a few options-
Take it to a shop, quick, easy and they SHOULD have a specialized oven and the experience.
Or the last option is just ride it. Nothing will mold the liners they way you want better than just wearing them.
i need replacement laces for my malamutes,...
i need replacement laces for my malamutes, broke em after only a few days of riding. does any body know where i can get some???
Salomon replacement laces, under warranty, can be sent out from any Salomon Certified Snowboard dealer.
Most shops, including Backcountry, do not stock spare parts.
Shoot BC a quick call and let them know what happened, they can order you some from Salomon direct.
Go to your local salomon dealer and they will get it handled for you...
All-mountain rider's best pal
I bought my 1st pair of Malamutes in 2001, and my 2nd in 2006. I live in the mountain west and ride evey day there is new snow. My first pair remains my go-to boot for snowshoeing, while I ride in my 2nd pair.
I chose the Malamute first, because I read of 2 Iditirod mushers who wore the boot for their race. Figured if it met their demands, it would work for me. Turned out to be so true!
I pretty much point my board down the hill and - all day, in all conditions - this boot is simply the very best. Warm, responsive, stiff - but with great feel - and takes a real big licking and keeps on ticking.
Doubt Ill ever wear anything but a Malamute.
Best Boot I've Ever Owned!
These are the best boots I've worn to date. After 4 days in a row of boarding, my feet felt great. No spurs, sore ankles or toes. These are well made from sturdy material, so I'll bet they last more than 3 seasons of abuse. I'm totally satisfied and love these boots!!!
Best Freeride Boot on the Market
Nuff said. If you love freeride/big mountain... there's no other boot to choose from. Like many others, I rode my last pair to the ground and just ordered another pair without hesitating. Do you need to get them molded? No, they will break in themselves and be molded just right don't stick them in the oven. They will obviously be snug for the first 5 trips, especially in the heel, but they get real warm while you're riding an will be custom fit before you know it. Also, skipping the oven process prolongs the life of the boot a bit. Enjoy the performance that French have brought to footwear and pick up a pair of Malamutes asap.
Excellent all mountain boot
This is an excellent boot for all mountain and back country use. It is quite stiff, even when broken in, and probably shouldn't be used in the park.
The liner is good, and quite comfortable, though the ankles can start to rub weird once the boots are really broken in. The internal ankle strap is a great idea, and I'm surprised more boots don't have it; it holds my ankle down and prevents any lift, even if I run the boots a little loose. They do as good a job of keeping my toes warm as anything so far.
They're good to hike in, and the when on groomers, the have the support to really put power into the board.
My feet are low volume and slightly narrow, with skinny ankles and heels, but these boots fit well. I'd recommend buying your street shoe size in these.
I bought a pair in 05', 250 days on them. Resort-slackcountry. They havent lost a stitch and are still like new stiff. Maybe the best purchase I have ever made.
Stiff. Sturdy. Bomber!
These boots are absolutely the nuts. I rode my last pair -- hard -- for 3.5 seasons and did not blink when they eventually busted and I needed a new pair. I just ordered them again. The heel cup in the new pair is kinda snug but I'm hoping that will ease up a bit.
The only issue I had with my last pair was the lacing system (prone to busting) but they've since replaced fabric eyelets with plastic ones so hopefully that won't come up again.
how do you heat mold the liners? do you...
how do you heat mold the liners? do you have to go to a shop?
Yes, shops have special ovens for cooking these, do not use your kitchen's oven. I'd call before you just show up though, to not just spring it on them when the store is busy and also to make sure they won't charge you if you bought them somewhere else. Also, and this is just my personal opinion, I love heat moldable liners but not ever heat molding them, nothing will do it better than just riding the boots, instead of simulating forward lean while standing around in a shop for 20-30 min.
Write your question here...Hi..how do you...
Write your question here...Hi..how do you heat mold the liners? do you need to go to a shop or can you do at home? thanks