ARPRO, the specialist lightweight material from JSP, has been used to enhance the performance of a new range of ski boots, making them lighter, more comfortable and better insulated, as well as improving fit.
Incorporating ARPRO into the sole of the new X-Pro range of Salomon ski boots has not only resulted in a reported weight reduction of 15 percent, but also a 30 percent increase in levels of thermal insulation.
The development follows the successful use of ARPRO in Salomon’s range of helmets, where the material’s multiple impact protection qualities offer optimum protection to wearers.
Paul Compton, JSP President and Chief Executive Officer – Europe, Middle-East and Africa, explained: “Having a lightweight boot is now considered a necessity. The inclusion of an ARPRO sole in Salomon X-Pro ski boots has contributed to a substantial weight reduction and an increase in thermal insulation compared with traditional ski boots.”
Paul-Eric Chamay from Salomon, added: “We first used ARPRO technology in our helmets, which enhanced their ability to withstand shock while maintaining a lightweight composition. Now, the inclusion of ARPRO has been a revelation for wearers of our boots. It’s a brilliant material solution and one which we will continue to build into our products, keeping them innovative and giving our customers what they want to enhance their skiing experience.”