Salomon has long been recognized for producing high-quality boots. The brand's cult-like footwear following has often cited the boots' propensity to hug narrow feet and ankles, with a liner that forms well to unique contours. The Lo-Fi perfectly fits this archetype but sports a traditional lacing system that has largely been replaced by more technical options in Salomon's line for the last decade. Combined with a Boa dial, the Lo-Fi is a modern, best-of-both-worlds approach to a freestyle boot—its exceptional comfort and supportive yet not overbearing profile one riders who value flex will enjoy.
Boot Features & Details
- Hybrid lacing system
- Springback Spine
- Ortholite C3 footbed
- HiFive EC+ outsole
- MSRP $400.00
Rad: Foot-hugging comfort.
Bad: Some testers felt the boot looked cheaper than it rode.
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