Georges Salomon
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I’m fascinated by what I’ll do tomorrow

The Heritage a salomon story

The Heritage

History of innovation

1947

Salomon family wood saws and ski edges’ workshop opens in downtown Annecy.
1947

1957

The first Salomon binding, ‘le lift’ is created, replacing the traditional leather binding straps.
1957

1966

Salomon invents the first binding with a self-release heelpiece.<br>Salomon bindings are present for the first time at an Olympic Games, Portillo, Chile.
1966

1972

Salomon becomes the #1 binding manufacturer in the world selling for the first time more than 1 Million pairs of bindings in that year alone.

1979

Salomon alpine boots hit the market and are an immediate success.
1979

1980

For the 1979-1980 winter season, the Salomon Nordic System boot and binding ensemble is launched in France and Sweden.
1980

1985

Salomon creates its new headquarters in Metz Tessy, Annecy.
Salomon sales reach 250 Million Euros.
1985

1990

Salomon has now sold over 10 Million pairs of alpine boots and over 5 Million pairs of XC boots since their arrival on the market 10 years earlier.
Salomon launches its first ski, the S9000.
1990

1992

Salomon ventures into summer sports with the launch of hiking shoes.
Salomon skis make their first Olympic Games appearance in Albertville.
1992

1997

Boards, bindings and boots; Salomon launches a complete snowboard offer.
1997

2001

Raid Race, the first XA shoe arrives on the market. Launch of winter apparel together with the new Softshell technology.
2001

2005

AMER Sports acquires Salomon.<br>Salomon has now sold over 20 Million pairs of XC bindings since their launch 25 years earlier.
2005

2008

Custom Fit Technology.
Kilian Jornet wins the UTMB and sets up a new record (20h for 170km).
2008

2011

Salomon launches Quest Boots and new dimension is given to “fit.”
The boot has unparalleled downhill attributes and incorporates a “walk” function.
2011

2013

Emelie Forsberg is the Skyrunning World Champion.
Salomon launches Custom Fit 3D, the next generation liner for the best instant fit.
Salomon changes its logo.
2013

2015

Salomon launches the Backcountry range, developed in collaboration with athletes to move freely in the mountains.
Salomon is back in Mountaineering with X ALP range.
2015

A PROPOS DE SALOMON

Salomon has been playing in the French alps since 1947.
Our passion for outdoor sports, new technologies and craftsmanship has driven us - and still does - to create progressive gear to enable you to freely enjoy and challenge yourself in the great outdoors.
Don’t wait any longer.
Now, it’s time to play.

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