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Salomon Falcon Boots

post #1 of 19
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Has anyone tried these boots on yet? Can I get an opinion on fit and feel of them?

Thanks
post #2 of 19
Lower instep and narrower heel than has been common in Solly Wave series boots. Somewhat narrower in forefoot than a Wave, but still moderately wide and typical long toebox.

SJ
post #3 of 19
I've only had on the Falcon 10 and the Lab. The 10 is a very intimate fit- think Doberman with a more anatomical shell. Much lower volume than anything in the X-wave series. Great heel retention and narrow across the forefoot. I think it would make a fantastic boot for high school racers and experts who are looking for something with the fit of a race boot without the harsh flex.
post #4 of 19
Use the search feature... ...I'd post the link but I'm not that computer savvy. The Falcon boot is sweet...
Have fun.
post #5 of 19
The leather race liner with the waterproof toe-box is sweet. One of the nicest liners on the market. Waiting for my order to get to the shop so I can fit 'em. If the shell fits, give it a whirl.
post #6 of 19
I tried the 9 and the Lab on today. I was impressed with the fit. If I had to get a new boot and there were no Kryptons, they would be at the top of my list. It is a lower volume shell with good feel and a snug heel pocket.
post #7 of 19
I tried the Scarlet. That liner is sublime (same liner as the Falcon)
post #8 of 19
I have an 11 street shoe. I tried the Falcon 10 in a 27 shell.

It was seemingly perfect flex wise and solid in heel and forefoot. Foot bed, heel and toes all perf.

However, the shell positively would not accomadate my calf. I think if you have a skinny (or at least skinner) calf they would be a perfect boot.
post #9 of 19
I LOVE the Falcon. Got a pair last spring and put about 20 days on them before the season ended. They are a totally new fit lower volume but anatomical. I found the calf a little snug at first but that didn't last long and I don't have skinny calves. Super sensitive largely due to the thin liner. Go for it!
post #10 of 19
I tried on the Falcon 10 today and wow - I have to agree with Phil - if I weren't already in a new pair of Kryptons (and countless pairs of Flexons) this would be my new boot. I was surprised that the 26 shell had a 2 finger fit - I had to drop down to the 25, but the fit in the shop with absolutely no modifications or heating was such a close anatomical match to my foot I was amazed.

This boot sure ain't your daddy's Salomon.
post #11 of 19
Skierhj what is the shape of the rest of your foot? Are you a wider forefoot or medium. You said your calves are large ? I am thinking of looking at this boot as an alternative to the x10. The x10 has a wider fit forefront. Does the Falcon resemble this fit? Anyone else ???
post #12 of 19
I don't think the Falcon's fit is anything like the X-Wave series. The last is completely different as far as I can tell. I think the best candidates are skiers with narrow heels/ankles (looking for great heel hold down), but that also have a wider forefoot (like me!). The boot felt fairly soft in the forward flex (at room temp) - the Falcon 10 has the clear polyether plastic that stiffens up a lot on the mountain.

If you don't want to go through the hassle of having a consumer plug ground/stretched for your forefoot, but want the excellent heel hold down of a plug-type boot I think this is your ticket.
post #13 of 19
Noodler,

Its the first boot that think about cheating, huh?
post #14 of 19
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Originally Posted by Phil Pugliese View Post
Noodler,

Its the first boot that think about cheating, huh?
For the price they're asking for them right now there are no serious thoughts in that direction. If I find them later this season cheap I might take a ride on the 'dark' side...

My goal for now is to get my ZipFit liners replaced (just sent an email to Steve at Snowbird) and actually ski in my Kryptons 99% of the time this season.
post #15 of 19
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Originally Posted by Noodler View Post
For the price they're asking for them right now there are no serious thoughts in that direction. If I find them later this season cheap I might take a ride on the 'dark' side...
I am deep in bed with the Krypton, I am set for 4-5 years of boots. But they they did fit nice.
post #16 of 19
Find them cheap? You're not going to find them at all.

Got mine though.
post #17 of 19
GaryZ, I have a size 11.5 shoe and am wearing the Falcon in a 27. My toes and met-head are medium width (I did a small punch there). My instep is rather low, my heel is medium to narrow. My calves go from a medium heel and get pretty wide. When the boot was brand new it was tight in the calf. As for comparing it to the xwave 10...the Falcon is 2mm narrower in the toe box, lower in the instep, and much tighter in the heel. I have a pair of xwave 10s and really like them but they have a totally different fit and feel
post #18 of 19
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Originally Posted by skierhj View Post
GaryZ, I have a size 11.5 shoe and am wearing the Falcon in a 27. My toes and met-head are medium width (I did a small punch there). My instep is rather low, my heel is medium to narrow. My calves go from a medium heel and get pretty wide. When the boot was brand new it was tight in the calf. As for comparing it to the xwave 10...the Falcon is 2mm narrower in the toe box, lower in the instep, and much tighter in the heel. I have a pair of xwave 10s and really like them but they have a totally different fit and feel
Excellent description . That really is helpful, thanks
post #19 of 19

Falcon 10

Got a pair of the Falcon 10s in a 27 (I'm an 11 shoe) and they did fit very close after a few years in size 28 XWave 8's... a bit of numbing going on when trying them on around the house after getting them but after three days of fairly hard skiing I am very impressed with the fit and performance... they packed out just enough to fit perfectly and the only minor point is a bit of calf bite from the liners... which I noticed when walking but not when skiing... but rolling the liners helped a lot...

Overall this is the best combination of very high performance and all day comfort that I have ever experienced in 35 years of skiing... I am very pleased with the boots although the clear shells show some moisture hanging around near the toes of both boots even after a night of drying... I suppose pulling the liners is something everyone should do, clear shell or not

Andrew
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