Updated on April 17, 2015
Boot Breakdown : The Salomon Forces Line
From the wild to the field, Salomon boots are built to excel. Meeting end-user demand, the French company took existing boots in their expansive mountaineering and extreme sports repertoire and adapted them for tactical operations. From there, the Salomon Forces line was born.
These boots caught on with first responders and quickly became some of our best-selling tactical boots. So what features make these boots stand out from the pack? Three Salomon technologies found in every Forces style come to mind immediately.
While other brands have been leaning towards light, athletic designs, Salomon proves that mountain-ready aggressiveness is a priority for operators as well. Decades in the extreme sports industry equipped Salomon with the knowledge and experience to create a long-lasting upper. The Forces line uses single-layer open-air mesh combined with a nylon layer allow breathability without compromising durability.
Nonmarking Contragrip Outsole
Every outsole in this line is a nonmarking Contragrip. This specialized mixture of durable rubbers promotes superior grip. Strategically placed forefoot grooves add flexibility and provide a smooth push-off. The self-cleaning multi-directional lugs are designed handle uneven terrain with ease by shedding debris with every step.
Salomon is famous for its Quick-Lace System which allows the wearer to get a locked-in fit with one simple pull. Thin laces thread through closed hooks and tighten at the top. After securing the customized fit, the remaining lace length stores away into an internal tongue pocket, keeping your laces out from under your feet and out of your way.
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