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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.
• 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.
• 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.
• Salomon TV episode “Eclipse” wins Best Snow Film at the Banff Mountain Film Festival.
2015

2016

• Salomon unveils new “Time to Play” brand direction urging people to evoke the days of their youth by taking the time they need to go outside and play.
• Salomon launches the QST range of freeride equipment and gear.


2016

2017

• Mira Rai is named one of National Geographic’s Adventurers of the Year.
• Kilian Jornet summits Mt Everest twice in five days.
• Francois D’haene wins the UTMB for the 3rd time.
• Liv Sansoz climbs all 82 summits in the Alps that reach to more than 4,000 meters.
2017

2018

• Salomon launches the S/LAB Shift Ski binding.
• Kilian Jornet is named National Geographic Adventurer of the Year.
• Salomon athletes win 18 total medals at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
2018

2019

• Salomon unveils the WMN campaign, aiming to empower women in the outdoors.
• Courtney DAUWALTER wins UTMB on her first participation.
2019

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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