Salomon Shift Pro 110 W

Model Year
2023-2024
Category
All-Mountain Freeride
Last Width
100
Flex Index
110
Price (MSRP)
$700.00USD

Our test team continues to love the Salomon Shift Pro 110 W after this year's re-test of the revised (new liner) model. They still scratch their heads a little bit about the Shift's color palette, calling this year's hue creepy Barbie flesh, even though it's really called beach sand, which is much happier-sounding. But outside of minor cosmetic quibbles, they had nothing to complain about--again!

They love how comfortable the Shift Pro 110 W feels against the sock--too comfortable for a piste-centric model, perhaps (one tester surmised), but just right for the on-area/off-area tribe (so long as one doesn't eschew a little bit of creature comfort). It's a luxuriant feeling liner, with a snug-side of medium width grip on the foot with just a touch of extra space for the forefoot and toes. Testers agreed that the cuff fit flares to the roomy side of the medium width spectrum, and a few of the slender-legged testers said they felt like the upper boot wasn't doing much for them. The thicker-of-calf crew loved it, obviously.

This boot skis well, period. Testers have nothing but praise for its stance and balance and its solid combination of power and quickness, no matter what the terrain, snow surface or turn shape. In fact, testers gave the Shift Pro 110 W a perfect 5.00 for Edge Power and also for Quickness & Steering which puts it at the top of the medium freeride heap for performance. For two years running testers have called the Shift Pro one of their top faves. This year it was edged-out for first place in the category by only five-hundredths of a point.

Testers say the touring range of motion is adequate and the quality of movement is just fine, but say that it's a little limited when compared to the S/LAB MTN SUMMIT, for example. They thought that the sideways release switch's ease of use was super and liked how positively it locked into ski mode.

Testers appreciate that there's a Custom Shell HD molding option there if some subtle shape changes were in someone's future, and they liked the dual pull loops on the liner as well as the option to lace up the liner for a more snug internal fit if so desired. Testers noted that there is a less-fleshy color option in both the 100- and 90-flex versions.

Gender 
Women's
Sizes (MP) 
22.0-27.5
Hike Mode 
Yes
Construction 
Overlap
Boot width profile 
Medium
Also in this Collection 
100, 90
Cantology Compatible 
No
Total Avg Score 
4.80
Shell/Cuff/Tongue 
polyurethane/polyolefin
Anatomical Fit and Initial Feel 
4.67
Dynamic Balance 
4.67
Edge Power & Fore-Aft Support 
5.00
Quickness, Steering & Feel 
5.00
Convenience, Warmth & Features 
4.67
Tech Compatible 
Yes

Kudos

  • “Warm and comfortable, roomy calf. Skis well.” -- Linda Parazoo
  • “Cushy, snug and quick steering--snappy fun! ” -- Liz Elling
  • “Has a snug foot hold for an MV but in a good way. Skis great, fluid and strong.” -- Emily Poore
  • “Pretty snug for a 100mm and skis very smoothly.” -- Lee Ann Ross
  • “Consistent. Reliable. Liner is still a little too plush to really feel like a piste boot, but it serves the on/off crowd well. The foot shape, for a wider forefooted lady, is a win.” -- Sam Tischendorf
  • “Really lively and fun to ski--quick, high-energy boot.” -- Megen Johnson

Caveats

  • “Skis softer than a 110--not a collapsing feel, just softer than expected. ” -- Linda Parazoo
  • “Not a lot of control coming from the cuff.” -- Liz Elling
  • “The color is pretty gross. Looks like the flesh-colored one in a Crayola box.” -- Emily Poore

This boot available at...

Newton, MA
Costa Mesa, CA
Killington, VT
Seattle, WA

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