J. Travis wrote a review of Salomon Expert Mid Hiking Shoe - Men's on May 5, 2003
First pair I tried in the shop had a torn gusset at the corner joining the tongue. They didn't have another one in my size, so I bought another pair at the official Salomon outlet shop in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Later, trying the shoes at home I found the gusset came loose in one shoe at the seam joining to the shoe body :(
I returned it to the shop the day after. Had to argue with the manager to have my money back. He first wanted me to have it sent for repair!