Salomon F3.0 2014 - 2013 Review by The Good Ride

The Salomon F3.0 is the F2.0 with a little more comfort and a little higher end tech.  It’s a solid all mountain to freestyle boot that has enough going on to power a board into a hard carve but it’s also forgiving enough to play in the park well too. The addition of a new speed lace system closer to Burton’s easy speed lace system is well received and so is the additional cushioning in the sole.  It makes for an easier to lace and more shock absorbent ride than Salomon offered in the past with the F-Series models. The Salomon F3.0 is a softer more playful version of the F4.0.  It’s incredibly comfortable and a little more on the mid-side of the flex world.  The F3.0 has reduced the footprint compared to the standard non F-Series boots but its not as reduced as some of the leaders like Burton or Ride. Of all the Salomon boots we are biggest fans of the F-Series boots for this reason. There is a little design difference between the 3.0 and 4.0 boots in the bottom of the boot.  The F3.0 has a velcro strap at the bottom, an ankle piece at the middle and a top piece.  The F4.0 has 3 straps all done with lacing.  The lacing locks at each key point and it feels a little more supportive/responsive than a standard boot tongue combo.  This is a great all mountain freestyle boot, but it can be ridden with many board/boot combos. Not much changed from 2013 to 2014.

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Price US $299

Board Type

Semi-Challenging - Easy Turning

Riding Level

Intermediate - Expert

Lacing Type

Speed Lace

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Flex

Medium

Comfort

Excellent

Heel Hold

Great

Adjustability

Great

Flex Retention

Average

Response

Good

Traction

Great

Shock Absorption

Excellent

Footprint

Some Reduction

On & Off Ease

Great

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