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Are you convinced that stiff, responsive high-performance snowboard boots can't be comfortable? Guess what? You're wrong. The Salomon Malamute Snowboard Boot rewrote the book on stiff freeride boots years ago, and as it continues to be refined it just gets better and better. Salomon combines a full Custom Fit Pro liner with conformable footbeds for the ultimate in maintenance-free custom fit, so you can slay the mountain's steepest, gnarliest terrain in toddy-sipping first class comfort.
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To anyone who has these (any year).. how...
To anyone who has these (any year).. how many days of riding did they take to break in? I'm assuming they take longer than normal boots due to their stiffness.
I ride Salomon boots exclusively over the years and even for the stiffness, the malamute had minimal breakin... all Salomon boots have minimal break in... these have no more/less then any other Salomon boot. Actually the only thing to really break in is where the laces lay and any molding to your foot... After a day or two of riding and retightening the laces (internal/external), the laces should lay flat, tight, and will eventually form to the boot... you could speed this up with a heat mold from your local store, do NOT use your oven...
Liner with and without inserts
Malamute liner showcasing the stiffener inserts. There is a spot on both sides of the liner for the inserts. Each liner comes with 2 inserts (so you get a total of 4 with the piar of boots).
Inside shot of the outer
A shot showing the internal power strap that tightens the boot to the liner.
I currently have a pair of Salomon F22's and love them.. but over the years they have broken down and are not as stiff as I would like so I tried out the Malamutes. These boots are for riders that like to charge big lines at high speed and need the stiffness to maintain maximum control. These things are tanks! Very well build, especially when you have them next to another boot you will see how compact and designed they are. They have some nice bells and whistles such as a moldable toe-box and adjustable internal heal strap. My next pair of boots will be these, hope I can find a pair in my size at the end of the season.
BTW my F22's are old, very old and they just keep truck'n. I am 100% sold on Salomon boots!
Top notch boot. Most comfortable I have ever worn. Great construction and neat features for fit.
i love these boots! just have one small...
i love these boots! just have one small issue: how can I get in touch with Salomon regarding the webbing eyelets for the laces tearing out on my Malamute boots. I no longer live in the same town that i bought them in...
2030 Lincoln Ave
Ogden, UT 84401
Nice, stiff boots
I love riding in these boots, they really responsive and stiff just as i like them. Even after thermofitting these boots, my heel gets a little sore after long hikes and thats the only bad thing i have to say about these boots.
Are you going to stock the gray and white...
Are you going to stock the gray and white version?