Anonymous wrote a review of Salomon Elios XCR Hiking Shoe - Men's on October 16, 2007
I agree with another reviewer that said these were painful. I travel a lot of work and wanted something comfortable but rugged and waterproof. These are light and fit well but hurt my feet when I first got them. They seem to cut into the top front part of the foot. They have softened up over time but I can not imagine doing some serious hiking or something right out of the box. I just noticed today that there looks to be another version of this shoe, so maybe Salomon did something to fix the issue that I had with them being painful. At this point I do not regret buying them, just be prepared for a need to break these in first before some major use.