Perfect for backpacking and rough hiking but sizing is way off

Reviewed by KT from Bay Area on Thursday, April 18, 2013
This particular Salomon model has wrong sizing conversion...they run 1 full size larger than the US size label. I am normally size 7.5-8 in most shoes, but buy size 8.5 in running and hiking shoes (for my feet to expand). This 8.5M Salomon pair runs at least 1 full size larger (about 3/4 of an inch extra long beyond my toes). Label says it is US 8.5, but UK 7, Eur 40 2/3, Japanese 25.5, and I think Salomon has mislabeled the US sizing. My other running/hiking shoes are always UK 6, Japan 25 or smaller, or Euro 39-40.

Otherwise, the shoes are very comfortable and would be excellent for heavy-duty hiking/backpacking. There is deep cushioning, ankle support, protective toe-cap, easy lacing system. Salomon really make good shoes for rough terrain. Just make sure you order 1 size smaller than your actual US size.
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