Originally Posted by Philpug
Salomon SX92..yep, a rear entry boot. There IS a market for this boot and on the feet of the right people, you are not doing them a disservice
The Salomon rear entry still one of the best boots ever made. This boot was a victim of its own success with all the immitation knockoffs giving rear entry a bad name. What wasnt well understood is that the Salomon boot patented all the bits that made it work (like the ankle buckle), no ankle buckle, and the boots sucked. Since no-one had it but Salomon they all sucked....but brought Salomon down with it.
Sure you might get a bit more umphff from a well fitted 4 buckle overlap, but most people dont have well fitted 4 buckle overlaps. The rear entries were easy to fit alot of feet. Further, I passed my CSIA 3 in a pair (as did many people)....so that would be more then enough performance for 99% of the skiing public.
Didnt Marc Girdellia win the WC title in a pair? Not to mention all the big name "free skiers" of the era, ie Scott Schmidt.
Hey just look at "Full-Tilt". Recycled Riachles from the 80s. Great boots then, great boots now.