Loved these shoes so much, bought a second pair!

Verified Buyer Reviewed by Aaron B from New Hampshire on Monday, December 1, 2014
These shoes are great for anything from October through May, and great for most things the rest of the time. I use these for trail running in colder temps, some light duty day hikes, and general around town errands. They're quite warm, and generally are too hot for summer weather trail running or hiking, but that also means i can pop them on to take my dog out in the winter time and my toes don't get cold.

The sole is very flexible and soft, which is great for running, but you can feel sharp rocks sometimes on hiking descents. Just pick your footing wisely and you'll be fine. Also, i'm a card-carrying member of the 'I love the Salomon closure system' club. I'm up to 3 pairs of Salomons. Just can't argue with how quickly you can lace these up or remove them. Plus, now that you can buy replacement closure systems on the Salomon website, you don't even have to junk the shoes if they break.

Regarding fitment, I hesitate to say they run small.. I would call them running 'snug'. Lots of Salomons are flagged as 'runs a half size small' on STP and these are kinda like that, but not quite as much. I previously wore a size 12's in these (and in almost everything) but this time STP had a 12.5 which I bought an they're even more comfortable. I now wish the other two pairs of Salomon's i have were 12.5's. Oh well.. The 12's are fine, just more.. snug.

And lastly, a 'no duh' warning.. you will massacre these soles if you run on the street with them. It's not what they're designed for, and that's evident by how quickly they will wear on pavement. I only ran a 5k in these when i was between road running shoes and it must have taken 1/8" off the sole.
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