I've had two pairs of these shoes. The first suffered a bit of a durability issue. I wore a hole in the side of the rubber surround right at the flex point. Since Backcountry.com rocks, I returned the shoe and got a new pair. This is my daily shoe. I have weird foot problems that seem to make most shoes uncomfortable for any length of time. Not so with these! I can wear these all day and my feet feel comfortable the entire time. They are a great hiker/approach shoe although not quite as sticky as a true approach shoe. Since these claim to be a bit a of a hybrid between a trail runner and an approach shoe, I guess they've hit the nail on the head. I've had my current pair for about 7-8 months and I still love them. I'm definitely going to be buying a new pair in the spring and I'll probably add the gore-tex pair as well for the wet days. I love these shoes and wish Backcountry.com would import more of Salewa's hiking boot line. There are a couple boots I would love to try when I go backpacking...
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