give them a chance
Everyone RAVES about these shoes and I have never had Salomon running shoes, so I decided to try them out. Yes, they do run about 1/2 size large. At first I did NOT like them...the prominent arch support and higher cut (than my road shoes) felt foreign and was hard to get used to. I now love them, especially the quick lace, and am VERY excited for the snow to melt so I can use them on real trails.