Salomon Savage 2013 - 2010 Review by The Good Ride
The Salomon Savage comes in a Salomon Speed Lace and Boa. The Savage BOA is one of the only BOA options they have. You can get speed lace as well and we prefer the adjustability of the lace over the speed of the BOA. If you don’t care about lower and upper adjustability then you will be fine with the BOA. The Salomon Savage is rather new and made for someone who wants a more park friendly Salomon boot. The Savage is on the stiffer side of soft and like all Salomon, boots are built to last a long time. Some people swear by Salomon boots and others find them a bit narrow and initially uncomfortable. We like the way the cuff has changed a bit to be more continuous instead of kinked. It is easier on the top of the ankle pressure point wise when you forward flex. The Savage has always been a skate-inspired boot, but for 2012 both the lace and BOA have a bit more of a low profile and there have been some refinements in terms of fit and comfort.
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Best in class?
For the price range I think these boots may be top of the class, so to speak!
Salomon makes some of the best snowboard boots out there, period. However, with their regular old fast lace solution... there is something still to consider, since the laces can slip and/or come loose from the locking device. Also, it takes a while to lace em up and separation of upper and lower does not really work at all... when you pull everything will tighten. The rest is peachy... I like the toe box very much (never ever had frozen toes in these boots), the comfort is excellent, heel hold works fine but could and should be a bit better, true to shoe size, holds up well from wear and tear, no pressure points (and here you should trust my judgement, I have very delicate feet), not heavy. They do not flex enough, nor in a matter I like... but could be extremely good boots for the first-time-buyer. I would recommend them, but everyone need to realize it is actually not possible to review boots... really... since peoples feet are so very different.