This is a remarkable shoe. It purports to be usable for running and trail--we all cross purposes with our shoes
, but here is one that is designed to do both. It's light: my 11.5 was just 10.8 oz. It held my heel tight without chafing, the arch support was good without being intrusive, and there was plenty of toe room. A very sturdy shoe for the weight. However, the shoe didn't hold my foot past the arch, and my forefoot was slipping around all over the place. I could have fixed this with a thicker, wool sock, but who wants to wear a heavy hiking sock when they are running? I think the problem is that the signature Salomon
lacing system is missing its usual toe eyelet (2 Gillies and 2 eyelets) that is necessary to hold my front foot in place within the shoe. So, if you have a wide front foot or want a super light hiking shoe that you will wear with a hiking sock, this is a terrific buy. If you want a combo street running, cross country, and trail shoe, it's not so good. Thanks, Zappos, this was a very near miss.