• Salomon SPK Pro 2006

      • Review by brenker on Dec 31, 1969 @ 7:00 PM
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      • Review:

        Overall

        Sick kicks, no doubt

        Performance

        No shinbang thus far, after 25 days of a mix of trees and park. Theyre light as balls too with the two buckle setup, and the mega huge strap is basically a booster strap in disguise.

        Design

        Im a huge fan of the SCS tounge lacing, a nifty feature for wrenching down the liner before buckling up. The boots themselves are classic SPK style, thugggged out.

        Value

        Got a great deal on em, nice bang for your buck.

        Fit

        The SPK fits a bit wider in the toe, which worked out swell since i have a slightly wider and flatter foot. The 26 (307mm) fits perfect, I broke them in after a couple days and they fit snug and nice.

        Characteristics

        Nice firm flex, im not sure of the flex rating but Id imagine they are around 90 or so.

        Durability

        Theyre solid so far, nice that you can replace the toe and heel plates on the shell cause mine are gettin worn quick.

        Ratings:
        • Terrain
          Park
          Pow
        • Design
          Clean
          Busy
        • Durability
          Fragile
          Durable
        • Weight
          Light
          Heavy
        • Style
          Uncool
          Cool
        • Width
          Narrow
          Wide
        • Comfort
          Uncomfy
          Comfy
        • Flex
          Soft
          Stiff
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      • Review by Klick_2_klaim on Dec 31, 1969 @ 7:00 PM
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        Overall

        Very positive obviously.

        They were a great boot, allowed me to giver all day and all night. Looked sick. Flex was perfect for me and I am 200 lbs and shred pretty hard I think. Torsionally they did it for me, fuck the front to back crap everyone talks about. I will tell you this...

         Anyone who calls these boots out as just being the cool it thing, or that they suck for everything except park is pretty ignant! The shit people talk about these boots is retarded, if what the ney Sayers was true, it would be a horrible park boot and people would be breaking their shins and ankles all day long.

         If they fit your feet properly, buy them, dont think, just buy them. If they dont, well clearly you should try something else. BUt I liked them with a strong passion, and recommend them 100%

        Performance

        Performed perfectly.
        Comfy at all times, my feet were nice and toasty ALL the time due to the proper fit. Which gave e the ability to stay out when everyone else went in due to cold feet.
        Easy penetration, easy exit, even on super cold days.
        Worked great hiking park, walking down the street, gave me good response while going mach red bull down groomers, or steep faces. Nice in the powder due to the lack of weight. Great for running around in too. Loved the rubber pads inside the heel too. The red one stuck to walls if you threw it at them. No bruised heels, yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!!

        Design

        Great design, how many people bought this boot just cause it had mostly white?
        tons, thats how many.

        Super light weight boot, clean design, no clutter. I think Salomon should be more famous for their minimalist approach to their boots and bindings. Simple, tough, ltd bells and whistles. Just 2 buckles, a big ass strap and a great shape.


        Value

        I got two seasons out of them, and they fit and acted just as they were meant to. great all mountain value.

        I got them pro deal so that also helps the value. 180 bucks? best money I ever spent.

        Fit

        Subjectively speaking, they fit my feet perfectly. From day one I had no foot ache problems, of any kind. After the heat mold the boot just fit my foot. I have a foot that can shape itself into anything. I just came out of a pair of Pro Models which were great, and into a boot that you could say is the exact opposite.

        fit = 10 for me.

        no shin bang, no heel lift, and no black toe nails. even distribution of pressure throughout my foot making blood flow possible. No cramping either.

        The pull tabby liner thingy was fucking epic, I had been wondering where that was for like 10 years. Helped with the nice snug fit.


        Characteristics

        Well flex is a funny thing. Front to back I would say low, low medium flex. Most people say, "oh way too flexy, not stiff enough to ride anywhere but the park."
        Im not overly sure what people think when they think about park skiing, but you need a boot that is torsionally ridged, and allows you to move. I found after 2 seasons, and about 300 sessions on these boots that they allow you to not only ski park, but the flex lends itself well to all types of terrain and circumstances.

        Durability

        I would suggest a buckle revamp, I broke all the little brace pieces after only a few days, mostly my own fault due to not repositioning the bales soon enough. But something like that is an easy fix.

        The pull strings pulled out during my last week of this season.

        But other than that... the boot was money for a million hours. I didnt even have to replace the toe pieces from walking on cement so much. That's always a plus.

        I could still use the boots for another season If I felt so inclined, but I dont, so I am buying new ones. lol.

        Ratings:
        • Terrain
          Park
          Pow
        • Design
          Clean
          Busy
        • Durability
          Fragile
          Durable
        • Weight
          Light
          Heavy
        • Style
          Uncool
          Cool
        • Width
          Narrow
          Wide
        • Comfort
          Uncomfy
          Comfy
        • Flex
          Soft
          Stiff
      • Review by mike_e on Dec 31, 1969 @ 7:00 PM
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        Overall

        I think this is a great product that anyone looking for a forgiving park boot should look into.

        Performance

        I have only used them for 2 days so far with many more to come, but these work perfectly. I had zero shin bang after a long day of skiing and my heels were not sore because of the gel pads under the heels.

        Design

        I feel soo steezy wearing these boots. My gaper friends on the my school ski trip call them the jordans of ski boots, so obviously the design is cool. These boots also are very comfy to walk in, i hiked about a mile in them from our cabin to the base of the mountain and they feel as good as a pair of shoes. One problem i have noticed is that my right ankle gets sore for some unknown reason. It almost feels like the boot is too tight but its strapped the same as my other foot. This may have to do with an injury i had involing a boat prop cutting my foot a few years ago though.

        Value

        I got these boots for $300 from REI, 330 with shipping and tax. The value of the boots is great, but REI is'nt very legit because i payed about 12 dollars for shipping that took about 12 days.

        Fit

        The fit on these boots is great. When you first put them on it is kinda of hard to get your ankle in so you can get your whole foot it but after you get them in the boot fits very comfortably. i have about a size 8- 8.5 foot (U.S.) and i got a 25.5 boot. There is plenty of room to move my toes around in front but not enough that they will be slamming into the front.

        Characteristics

        well, this is my first legit pair of boots, my last pair was a very old pair of tecnica racing boots. So, these seem very flexible but the flex is perfect for park but also they seem to work fine just cruising around the rest of the mountain.

        Durability

        Again i only used these boots for 2 days but they are holding up fine at this point. There is a bit of an air leak due to the spaceframe technology but nothing too bad.

        Ratings:
        • Terrain
          Park
          Pow
        • Design
          Clean
          Busy
        • Durability
          Fragile
          Durable
        • Weight
          Light
          Heavy
        • Style
          Uncool
          Cool
        • Width
          Narrow
          Wide
        • Comfort
          Uncomfy
          Comfy
        • Flex
          Soft
          Stiff
      • Review by Pipecleaner4 on Dec 31, 1969 @ 7:00 PM
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        Overall

        amazing overall.  i recomend not getting the pro-version though, the leather rips and they arent as durable, and their heavier.  i dont like the leather loook neways.

        Performance

        yes it performed well!  great for nething that u do.

        Design

        they look sick.  feel sick.  amzing overall.  designed by the actual skiers of the saloman team, so they knew what they were doing when they made this.  i also have 2 friends with the same boot and they love it too.

        Value

        Steal, but i got hookups.

        Fit

        i got 27.5's and i have a shoe size between a 9 1/2 and a 10.  perfect size.

        Characteristics

        Amazing flex!  i love the flex on these.  i like boots with alot of flex and i love these

        Durability

        this is a tough boot.  to ne dents of nething.

        Ratings:
        • Terrain
          Park
          Pow
        • Design
          Clean
          Busy
        • Durability
          Fragile
          Durable
        • Weight
          Light
          Heavy
        • Style
          Uncool
          Cool
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          Narrow
          Wide
        • Comfort
          Uncomfy
          Comfy
        • Flex
          Soft
          Stiff
      • Review by Mr.Bishop on Aug 29, 2013 @ 1:24 PM
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        Overall

        This is the most revolutionary thing to happen to the world of terrain park skiing. If you're a die hard park rat and you don't have a pair of these, you're an idiot. It will make everything better about riding park.

        However, if you're a skier that likes to get out of the park a fair amount of time, and isn't willing to have two pairs of boots to do so, forget it. You'll hate it.

        I gave this boot a 9 because I do ride a lot of park, and that is what I am rating this based on. I am not considering the down sides of its all-mountain performance simply because I would consider it so stupid to use this boot for that full-time that its almost not worth mentioning.

        So 9 as a park boot, and not a 10 because my feet were so damn cold.

        However if you're a big mountain skier, consider my rating about a 3 or 4. There are plenty of good all mountain boots out there that would be ok in the park but perform much better elsewhere.



        Performance

        The shock absorbing characteristics of this boot are unreal. There's padding under the foot, on the shins, beside the shins, everywhere you can imagine. The to box is big so you don't slam your toes into the front. The boot has a greater upright stance that really helps in skiing switch. Its the first thing you notice when you take your first run, that you aren't forced into a forwards stance like traditional boots. This works perfectly if you're riding a symmetrical park ski mounted dead centre, which if you're riding a park you'd be silly for skiing on anything else.

        The best thing to describe the way this boot rides is that it is a boot designed from the ground up (totally new mould) for the specific purpose of riding a terrain park. It takes the edge off of jump impacts, gives you the flexibilty to get low on rails, is better for riding switch, and a myriad of other performance enhancements for terrain park riding.

        If you go riding in the trees or on the steeps though, it really lacks. I mean it works, but if you're doing anything but riding parks 80% of your time skiing, probably look somewhere else.

        One interesting problem I found though is that for some reason my feet just got colder than all hell in this boot. Usually I don't have too much of a problem, so I do feel like this isn't the warmest boot out there.

        Design

        It looks good, the two buckles are really easy to do up, the massive velcro strap makes the boot cinch down quite nicely. With the addition of a leather outershell for asthetics on the newest model, its going to look banger too.

        Again though, everything about this boot is designed for jumping and park riding.

        Characteristics

        The main word to describe the flex of this boot is SOFT. There is no way around it, the boot is soft as all hell. If you're big guy with a stiff ski, forget it you'll be able to touch your knee to the ground.

        Now all that being said, that is exactly what I want out of a park boot, and thats exactly what this boot is. It is the ultimate boot for terrain parks. But if you're looking for a boot that will perform in the backcountry, forget it look somewhere else.

        Durability

        Held up great throughout the season. Didn't have any problems with buckles blowing or the velcro getting weak. I had a few of the metal ringlets on the velcro strap pop out on me, but they are purely asthetic from what I can tell.

        Ratings:
        • Terrain
          Park
          Pow
        • Design
          Clean
          Busy
        • Durability
          Fragile
          Durable
        • Weight
          Light
          Heavy
        • Style
          Uncool
          Cool
        • Width
          Narrow
          Wide
        • Comfort
          Uncomfy
          Comfy
        • Flex
          Soft
          Stiff
      • Review by Fat-Toni on Dec 31, 1969 @ 7:00 PM
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      • Review:

        Overall

        Pretty good freestyle boot!! And extremly lightweight

        Ratings:
        • Terrain
          Park
          Pow
        • Design
          Clean
          Busy
        • Durability
          Fragile
          Durable
        • Weight
          Light
          Heavy
        • Style
          Uncool
          Cool
        • Width
          Narrow
          Wide
        • Comfort
          Uncomfy
          Comfy
        • Flex
          Soft
          Stiff
      • Review by spere on Dec 31, 1969 @ 7:00 PM
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      • Review:

        Overall

        although its still kinda early, this boot has been great and i dont really forsee any problems in the future. aside from the leaky shell and cold toes, this bot is pretty damn good. if your foot is wide then definately check it out. one regret i have is getting this model instead of next year's pro model boot which has a little bit stiffer flex (95). oh well, maybe in another year or two.

        Performance

        aside form the flex stuf above, they are awesome as far as how comfortable they are. casing and overshooting feels so much better than it did before, mainly due to the awesomely thick gel pad under the heel. in addition, the oversized toe box helps a lot when you accidently land backseat. this means a lot less jammed toes and maybe even toenails in the spring! (my big toenails usually fall off by then)

        Design

        overall, this boot is pretty well designed. it weighs a lot less than most boots and it really makes a difference when spinning on and off rails. the downside of this is that since they removed a lot of material form the shell, my toes get cold when its below 20 degrees fahrenheit or so. the two buckle system has a great hold on the foot and the lace-up liner helps keep things snug too. the other problem i encountered with the design is that the black seal on the top of the foot doesnt keep out all the water. another problem spot is in between both buckles where the two white and black shell pieces meet. it doesnt get super wet inside but its definately damp.

        Value

        great value for the performance and comfort thi boot gives you. i got mine for $320 at my local shop but most places have them for around $400. even at full price, its definately a lot less than the $650 retail on my old langes.

        Characteristics

        after previously skiing on lange comp 120 freerides for the past 3 seasons, i was a little skeptical moving down to a boot with a 85 flex rating. once i had skiied them for a couple days i was amazed and quickly forgot my skepticism. unless you are over 175 lbs or so and are an extremely hard skiier, this boot will be prefectly fine for nearly all types of skiing. yes it is possible for me to tell a difference between these and my old langes when chargeing through crud but the increase in comfort in and out of the park more than makes up for the loss.

        Durability

        i got them in late november and so far i have about 15 days on them. no durability issues thus far, but its still pretty early on. we'll see how it goes, but i haven't heard any problems from others who have them.

        Ratings:
        • Terrain
          Park
          Pow
        • Design
          Clean
          Busy
        • Durability
          Fragile
          Durable
        • Weight
          Light
          Heavy
        • Style
          Uncool
          Cool
        • Width
          Narrow
          Wide
        • Comfort
          Uncomfy
          Comfy
        • Flex
          Soft
          Stiff
      • Review by J.Strain on Dec 31, 1969 @ 7:00 PM
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        Overall

        super good boot for any thing

        Performance

        solid absorbs shock from casing and bottoming out really well

        Design

        two buckles and a huge strap

        Draw cord on liners

        Value

        it is definatly the money

        Characteristics

        really flexy

        Durability

        really really durable and super light

        Ratings:
        • Terrain
          Park
          Pow
        • Design
          Clean
          Busy
        • Durability
          Fragile
          Durable
        • Weight
          Light
          Heavy
        • Style
          Uncool
          Cool
        • Width
          Narrow
          Wide
        • Comfort
          Uncomfy
          Comfy
        • Flex
          Soft
          Stiff
      • Review by poster on Dec 31, 1969 @ 7:00 PM
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      • Review:

        Overall

        amazing product but my ankle is sore...and im sure yours would be too, manufacturing flaw perhaps.

        Performance

        theyre really soft and basically feel like work boots when put on, really new for a ski boot and very good. my only problem would be that they hurt my right ankle, too much muscle i suppose.

        Design

        amazing look, i like the white boot with what im wearing, i like it period. it feels great but as i said above, hurts my ankle. i rode with someone else who said it hurt as well.

        Value

        kinda too expensive, my friend works in the shop and i didnt even get a discount!

        Characteristics

        Really good flex and fit extremely soft

        Durability

        so far...

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          Park
          Pow
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        • Durability
          Fragile
          Durable
        • Weight
          Light
          Heavy
        • Style
          Uncool
          Cool
        • Width
          Narrow
          Wide
        • Comfort
          Uncomfy
          Comfy
        • Flex
          Soft
          Stiff
    • Product Information
    • Name:
    • SPK Pro
    • Manufacturer:
    • Salomon
    • Year:
    • 2006
    • Gender:
    • Male
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