I have terribly bad feet, ankles, and legs, and a severely deteriorated spine at L4-L5. I also use a cane at all times.
These shoes, from Merrell, are just the best thing since sliced bread!!
Supportive, Solidly Constructed from Quality Materials, Rubber Soles (yea!) that stay soft and "grippy", not like the "plastic stuff" used by others!! Never Slip, Always Grip, even when wet and on tile floors.
They fit and have a comfort level of slippers! How Great is That!? Softly, yet firmly, gripping your foot...you must try a pair and see what I mean! Don't doubt my word, men, read the other reviews here, also!
Do yourself a GREAT favor, and get yourself a pair of these great, comfortable, and long-wearing shoes. I can tell you personally that the "classic taupe" and "midnight" always look well, and go with everything, and "brush up" wonderfully when soiled or skuffed looking!!
Enjoy, and wear 'em in great comfort! ~operabruin
This shoe is robust. Many comments here say it fits larger than most, I disagree. The shoe is "larger" than a comparably size shoe, but the inside fit is the same. I am size 13 US for running and athletic shoes, and Salomon fits comparably. But, when you take this shoe out of the box, you will say...holy cow, that is big. In any event, I bought this shoe specifically to slosh around in the snow and mud during winter and spring.
If you are coming from the world of minimalist running or even if you are used to regular running shoes, this Salomon is initially going to feel more like a boot than a shoe. The shoe has a lot going on underneath foot and is relatively stiff, at least, initially. So the shoe is going to feel tight and stiff, but that is a good thing for beginning trail running.
I would still characterize this shoe as a running shoe. It is more comfortable to run in this shoe than to walk. When you walk in this shoe, the top of the heel tends to dig into your achilles tendon; but when you run, that doesn't happen.
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