Two Feet of Fresh—2020 Salomon Launch Lace Str8jkt Boa Highlights

When it comes to ensuring all day, every day, top-to-bottom laps… your boots and bindings are paramount to a long day on hill. That is why we picked out a few of our favorites for the upcoming winter season and broke them down in our new #2FeetofFresh with Evo at Aspen Snowmass. First up, Salomon’s Launch Lace Str8jkt Boa.

Salomon 2020
Photo Credit: Mike Yoshida

Feature Highlights

– Fit to Ride Construction
– Lace STR8JKT Boa
– Fit to Ride Liners

MSRP: $269.95

Photo Credit: Mike Yoshida

Photo Credit: Mike Yoshida


Not one to be satisfied with the status quo, Salomon recently went back to the drawing board in an effort to make their existing options even better. The result is the exclusive Fit to Ride Construction, which boasts boots that are thinner, lighter, and more compact. The Launch Lace STR8JKT Boa benefits from this process, 10% lighter and more streamlined than ever before, with enhanced durability. The Launch was developed by the Salomon team, and if it is good enough to stand up to the demands of Bode Merrill, Chris Grenier, and Jesse Paul, well, it’s pretty damn good. Comfort is paramount in this boot, which also features Salomon’s new Fit to Ride Liners that are constructed for maximum warmth, superior wrapping and heel hold, and zero pressure points. The redesigned STR8JKT Boa couples traditional liner laces with the Boa harness to securely hold the heel, keep things extra comfortable, and provide easy fit customization. When it comes to riding that’s rooted in a freestyle ethos, the Launch performs, Fit to Ride from the first day of the season to the fiftieth, and then some.

Eddie Wall
Photo Credit: Mark Clavin

Photo Credit: Mike Yoshida

Salomon says:

Developed by our world class team, this do-it-all park boot utilizes Salomon’s Fit to Ride building process, ensuring instant out-of-the-box fit and first-rate comfort. Designed for the modern freestyle rider featuring our lightest construction, our Salomon-specific Boa STR8JKT for deluxe heel hold, and a compact footprint.

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