Top critical review
Too narrow for wide feet but excellent traction.
on December 3, 2014
These are great shoes for the right foot, which isn't mine. I have a wide forefoot and narrow heel, so a big "flare." These shoes fit my friend with a narrow foot awesome. He says it feels like it was made for his foot, fits like a glove. If you have wide feet, you will probably be disappointed. I was. The heel was also a bit wide. It was not a snug fit in the back. If your foot is more uniform in width, then you might be more pleased with them than I was.
Also, besides being narrow, my experience with Salomon's is that they have lots of material in the upper around the heel and ankle yet more flexible in the forefoot. It's probably a good combination for technical trails -- I don't know -- but I find it off balance. (I switched to the Saucony Peregrine and love them. Wish they made a more cushioned version with that tread. I also like the tread design better on the Peregrines. They are less sparse with the cleats.)