I own 2 old pairs of Salomon boots. I had to get them in a size 9 even though I normally wear a size 8.5 because they were so narrow. I bought a pair of the Fastpacker boots from Backcountry in a size 9 hoping they would fit like the other boots. Sadly, they didn't. They fit very true to size, so I had to return them, because they were a little big. Unfornutately, Backcountry is currently out of the size 8.5 so I'll have to wait to buy an other pair. I was able to get 1 pair in my size from an other company, and they look, feel, and fit great. They felt broken in right out of the box. I took them on a 12 mile hike with a 35 pound pack, and they gave very good stability and protection from rocks underfoot. I love the way they're very lightweight, yet supportive. I will be buying a 2nd pair when Backcountry gets my size back in stock.
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