Salomon was born in 1947 in the heart of the French Alps and the birthplace of modern alpinism. Driven by passion for skiing and design innovation, Francois Salomon and his son George designed and perfected many of the first modern ski bindings. Salomon is a name synonymous with mountain performance, from trail runners to cross country skis and between. Salomon shoes make for some of the best hiking and trail running shoes around, and some are perfect for road runners too. Salomon day packs and Salomon hydration belts keep you going without slowing you down. Salomon running gear is also at the top of its class, and is more recognized throughout the worldwide trail running scene than any other brand.