Maddywrote a review of Salewa Mountain Trainer GTX Approach Shoe - Women's on January 28, 2013
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I wear these shoes for most things I do nowadays. This list includes use as approach shoes for climbing, hiking shoes for bagging fourteeners, work shoes, snowy/icy/slushy day shoes, around town shoes. I can wear them all day with no complaints. The sole is great on snow and ice. I can edge quite handily in these pups and have even done some smearing-many thanks to the lacing system being more like climbing shoes than hiking shoes for this one. The shoes are sturdy enough to stand up to me running my feet into things (I do so quite often) and my toes don't feel a thing. They didn't require any breaking-in period.
And I get complimented on them all the time. I like to say that they're business on the bottom and party on top, but the truth is that the top has some pretty excellent qualities that go well beyond the fashion offered.