Pros: the tilting shaft
Cons: dangerous with crosscountry bindings
Looking on the net about these puppies, you will notice a lot of "dangerous boots" with the so called crosscountry binding setup (only connected to the toe). Salomon pulled that option from production (much too late though).
The big buckle is known to snap (reason why i bought spares for a 30bucks.... just in case.
However what remains is a nice alpine boot.
I was used to langes comp and these are different indeed.
Nice (thermo) fit.
No cold feet anymore. ;-)
My feet feel comfy but with enough control for my volkl grizzly.
Forward Lean ajusting to 30 deg seems to work better.
Raising the spoiler might do some extra
The inner shoe straps are neat.
The big upper stretching powerstrap is super.
The tilting shaft works (but don forget to loosen the buckle and strap else it does not walk super)
Light. lighter as my langes.
The alpine soles look like rubber and are a bit softer as the usual stuf but they are no way near rubber or vibram let alone anti skid. They are slippery on wet wood and wet tiles. In between is a rubbery substance but you do not walk on that...
From above the ankle up i still have some small bitchin blisters especially on the front of my shins, so i have my reservation about that SCS tongue especially because my shins blisters are exactly on a spot in the tonge where it goes from hollow to raised.
This might also have to do with the fact those shoes were new and snow conditions where heavy anything between concrete, sticky glue and plain water skiing, which made me work them hard. Fatter socks helped a bit and some compeed/second skin patches.
Salomon claims better transpiration transport, and my feet stay warm indeed, also seen some water between the inner shoe and outer shell (condensation) but my feet did feel a tad wet in those shoes.
In the end a nice recomendable shoe.