Leading in adventure gear technology, Salomon started out as a small family-owned business. The company developed and grew in the French Alps in the late 1940s specializing in mountaineering. Salomon footwear encompasses hiking, backpacking and trail running shoes, also producing skiing, snowboarding and adventure racing equipment. Comfort and stability mix to produce footwear for the extreme off-trail explorers who take their expeditions seriously. Conscious of how easily manufacturing can harm the environment, Salomon has been working to make itself the "greenest" company possible. Salomon hiking shoes and boots are breathable and versatile, which ensures every trek reaches its full potential.