these shoes are the gear. Ive been running on snow ice and some pavement (to get to the snow and ice),shovelling snow and running up and down icy wooded trails daily all winter. the stick to ice and snow is unbelievable. the quick lace is still bomber as on all Salomons .the fit was a bit off for one foot but breaking in insoles solved any fit problems, plus no toe nock.durability fantastic for these shoes after three months of hard use they still look new.
shoe screws cannot even be compared to the spikes in these high performance shoes. ice temps do make a difference how hard you have to pump your feet down for traction and I have "skated" several times down icy steep hills. the climasheild is as good as the others (poor breathers, damp when wet)I've had both feet submerged and finished my day damp, But not wet and cold. when it comes down to fit, traction, trust (performance), weight, durability and convenience in lacing I found these hit the spot for me .