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Daniel A.

Daniel A.

Daniel A.

Daniel A.wrote a review of on January 9, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This season I put several hundred miles on these shoes and they are great. They fit like a glove. I was concerned they would be narrow, but they are spot on. Comfortable from the very first ride. Stiff exactly where they need to be. I've had no issues getting in and out of my SPD pedals, which reminds me it's time for some new pedals, but I digress. I did have a blow out and ended up having to huff it back to the trailhead and these are surprisingly comfortable. Dismounted pushing the bike up some seriously steep inclines, there is plenty of grip. The one side benefit, and I know this might sound silly, but they're quiet. Previous Sidi and Specialized sounded like Dutch wooden clogs. I was worried about no vents or mesh, but after a VERY hot summer these were no problem. Hope they last 'cause these are some sweet cycling shoes. I know early batches had the delamination problem. My resident gearhead assured me these are post that batch and so far they've been solid.

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Daniel A.

Daniel A.wrote a review of on May 2, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These really are great. I had a very special need, probably not what the designers of these had in mind. I do a lot of fast walking with my very energetic Jack Russell Terrier on steep trails of either loose gravel or slippery mud. At a mere 14lbs, she is a bundle of energy especially with a squirrel in her cross-hairs. And while I'm trying to balance on a steep down slope and she's tugging away, I need something that really grips. And these really grip. They are extremely comfortable. I did 8 miles and 2k ft of elevation last weekend and they just feel great up and down. Lacing system yields a really snug fit. Salomon does have a reputation for being narrow, but these swallow my orthotics and are just super comfy. I thought about getting the climashield version, but went with these instead. They are a tad warm, but the others would have been much too warm. My only complaint - next time I won't get the baby blue color.

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