Kevin wrote a review of Salewa Firetail Hiking Shoe - Men's on December 3, 2012
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
never had a shoe ive like as much as this. It climbs like a beast and when you tear out the sides its easy to seam grip the sides. As a hiker by itself it would be worth it. The shoe is SOOO well desigined for big walls too (right where the shoe wears out for jugging theres plastic in the toe. If there wasnt plastic, my foot would have been bleeding after 35 pitches.) Right under foot is some plastic support which makes standing in slings made to be aiders not so bad. toe cap also helps durablity. The metal lacing system makes it easy to cut the laces at the last hole so be careful. Breath really well! Totally perfect for a back country playground like Tulomne Meadows. used it trail running to on sight free soloing to 5.8 on alpine peaks and long travel across sloping rock slabs.