Salomon got its start in the middle of the French Alps, at the same time and place as modern alpinism, or mountaineering very high mountains. Georges Salomon and his father Francois began making metal ski bindings which were a huge improvement on the leather bindings common at the time. This was the first of many innovations. Salomon’s dedication to discipline, research and precise engineering made the company a staple in the outdoor sports community. Today, Salomon continues to manufacture advanced footwear for tactical operations, trail running, hiking, mountain climbing and much more. For extreme adventures or hazardous work, gear up with footwear built to withstand the harshest conditions.