The Lush was praised for its immediate predictability and natural comfort. Proving to be one of the softest boots in the test, its lightweight construction and slim design appealed to testers who enjoyed surfing through transition and keeping things loose in the park. Plus, its form-fitting profile featured a soft, impact-absorbing footbed, which was a welcomed feature on those occasional harsh landings. And although the quick-lace system—featuring upper and lower adjustment latches with a pulley on the liner—required some heavy pulling to effectively tighten, the Lush's overall performance proved top-notch, especially for those in search of a soft ride.

Boot Features & Details

  • Mutation construction
  • Zonelock lacing
  • ShadowFlex Zone
  • Springback Spine
  • MSRP $350.00

Rad: Natural and cozy fit out of the box.

Bad: Some testers questioned the durability of the quick-lace system.

Testers commended Salomon’s Lush for its immediate predictability and natural comfort. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

Salomon’s Zonelock lacing system keeps everything snug. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

Testers did mention that the lacing system took some heavy pulling to effectively tighten, but once done, they stayed secure. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

The Lush features a form-fitting profile, complete with a heat moldable liner. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

A High five EC+ Salomon specific EVA foam blend built into the midsole provides rebound and comfort under foot. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

Proving to be one of the softest boots in the test, the slim profile and lightweight design appealed to testers who enjoyed flowing through the park with a loose and surfy vibe. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

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