Great hiking shoe
I love my new Salewa shoes, they fit great and have laces far enough down to the toes for acheiving a proper fit. I ended up going one full size down for a proper fit; I normally wear a USA 9.5, but in the Salewa these were way too long, ordered a 9, but these were still a tad long, then I got the 8.5 and they fit perfect. I also opted for the non-GTX shoe, as my feet sweat alot and I would rather have better breathablitiy than wet socks. I have also come to find that there is no such thing as "water proof", if its raining hard enough, you will get wet, and will have to deal with it. BTW - I removed the "dumb" double insole and replaced with a "superfeet' insole that has the arch support that I need - just my two cents.