Salomon SAS is a French sports equipment manufacturing company based in Annecy, France. It was founded in 1947 by François Salomon in the heart of the French Alps and is a major brand in outdoor sports equipment.[2][3] Salomon constitutes a part of Amer Sports, owned since 2019 by the Chinese group ANTA Sports[4] with sister brands Wilson, Atomic, Precor, Arc'teryx.

Salomon SAS
TypeSubsidiary of Amer Sports
IndustrySporting goods
Founded1947; 76 years ago (1947)
FounderGeorges Salomon
Key people
Franco Fogliato (CEO)[1]
Revenue€900 million (2020)
Number of employees
2,729 (2018)
ParentAmer Sports
(Subsidiary of China Anta Sports)
Landmark Salomon skis: the 1080 and the Axecleaver

History Edit

Salomon was founded in 1947 in the city of Annecy in the heart of the French Alps. François Salomon launched the company by producing ski edges in a small workshop, with only his wife and son, Georges, to help. Georges Salomon is credited with taking the company and evolving it toward the global outdoor sports brand it is today.

Operations Edit

Today, Salomon produces products for various sports markets, including trail running, hiking, climbing, adventure racing, skiing, and snowboarding[2][5] in over 40 countries on five continents. They used to manufacture inline skates, transferring technologies from their ski boot range, but have not released any in recent years.[6]

Salomon's current CEO is Franco Fogliato. Salomon is part of Amer Sports, headquartered in Helsinki (Finland). The US operations of Salomon are located in Ogden, Utah.

Salomon also sponsors and hosts many trail races throughout the world, including the Golden Trail Series.[7] It also runs Salomon TV, a channel that tells inspirational stories about athletes, places and interesting characters from the world of skiing, trail running, and the outdoors.

Products Edit

Apparel Edit

They have a wide range of indoor and outdoor clothing for men, women, and kids that include jackets, base layers, shorts, pants, and tights.[8]

Shoes Edit

Salomon has shoes for various activities but specializes in shoes for outdoor activities like skiing, snowboarding, hiking, and trail running.[8] While Salomon hiking shoes have been originally designed with outdoor sports mind in 2023, the fashion industry adopted the XT-6 trail-ready sneaker as one of the must-have sneakers of 2023. Fashion it-girls like Bella Hadid, Hailey Bieber, and Emily Ratajkowski have been spotted sporting the shoe.[9] Salomon shoes have also increase in popularity thanks to the gorpcore, a fashion aesthetic that is centered around the utilitarian and practical style of outdoor apparel.[10]

Sports Accessories Edit

Salomon produces sports accessories for skiing, snowboarding, hiking, road running, and trail running. They have a wide range of accessories like boards, bindings, bags, goggles, protective gear, gloves, socks, headgear, even flasks and water bottles.[8]

References Edit

  1. ^ "Salomon Appoints New President | SGB Media Online". August 10, 2021.
  2. ^ a b Hogen, Jackson (December 2010). "Georges Salomon". Skiing Heritage: 44.
  3. ^ Sirak, Ron (September 17, 1997). "Organizers announce field for Skins Game". Ocala Star-Banner. Florida. Associated Press. p. 6D.
  4. ^ Salomon, Owner update, 2019 [China’s Anta Sports closes in on €5.6bn takeover of Finland’s Amer] | | [1] |
  5. ^ Lipe, Gordon (November 1968). "Salomon atni-sgock-competition step-in". Skiing. p. 100.
  6. ^ Judgement Forces Salomon to Cease All Sales of Alleged Patent-Infringing Skates from
  7. ^ Golden Trail Series.
  8. ^ a b c "SALOMON : Running shoes and clothing, trail running, hiking, ski and snowboard". Retrieved 2023-07-21.
  9. ^ Chwatt, Nikki (2023-02-08). "Hailey Bieber Proves Salomon Trail Shoes Are the Next It-Girl Fashion Sneaker". WWD. Retrieved 2023-07-21.
  10. ^ Wei, Angela (2022-12-05). "The New Wave of Gorpcore". Fashionista. Retrieved 2023-07-21.

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