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 The Lo-Fi perfectly fits this archetype but sports a traditional lacing system that has largely been replaced by more technical options in Salomon's line for the last decade.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.

Exceptional comfort combined with plenty of support in a medium-flexing package, the LO-FI impressed our freestyle-focused testers. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

The hybrid lacing system combines the security of an inner Boa with the classic reliability of standard laces. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

Salomon’s ShadowFlex is a neoprene gaiter that wraps around the ankle for natural flex and pressure point-free security. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

The LO-FI’s Springback Spine provides a precise fit with optimal flex. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

Within the boot is an Ortholite C3 Footbed, creating a cooler, drier, and better cushioned fit. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

Salomon’s new HiFive EC+ outsole offers top-notch rebound and comfort. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

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