Salomon Quest Max 130

Model Year
2014-15
Category
All-Mountain Walk
Last Width
98-104
Flex Index
130
Price (MSRP)
$750.00USD

The Quest Max 130 returned to the boot test this year unchanged, and testers again gave it majority approval.

One way testers liked this boot was as a medium width off-piste cruiser—they got that strain by sticking with their regular size and enjoying the long and open toe-box fit. The other way testers liked the Quest Max 130 was by sizing down and heat molding the shell. We did each of these custom shell tests carefully and monitored the results closely. In each instance, testers gained a little length and as much width as they needed for a snug but well fitted shape. They also noticed subtle changes to the boot's stance geometry that improved its on snow performance.

Testers applauded the modular touring soles, available either with or without tech-compatible fittings. This feature, the gripped arch outsole, the always solid Backbone cuff release and the lighter weight 360 Custom Shell construction added up to a well-adapted backcountry machine with on-area street cred.

Gender 
Men's
Sizes (MP) 
24.5-29.5
Hike Mode 
Yes
Heat Moldable Liner 
No
Construction 
Overlap
Boot width profile 
Narrow
Medium
Wide

Kudos

  • “Skis well—nice, solid support.” -- Bob Kuehn
  • “Good fit, with a progressive feeling forward flex.” -- Craig Dostie
  • “Even forward flex.” -- Bob Egeland
  • “Quick onto an edge and easy on and off.” -- John Kole
  • “Nice liner—comfortable, if a little wide for the category/width.” -- James Donahue
  • “Responded well—confidence inspring.” -- Stacy Crumpler

Caveats

  • “Inside ankle bone needs a stretch—fits flat and firm there.” -- Bob Gleason
  • “Fairly limited range of motion when cuff is released.” -- Craig Dostie
  • “Edge power wasn't the best and stance was a little backseat.” -- Ethan DuVoll
  • “Intep buckle caused a pressure point over the top of the foot.” -- Marc Stewart

This boot available at...

Morris Plains, NJ
Westwood, NJ
Wethersfield, CT
Westborough, MA
Plymouth, MI

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