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The good thing about Salomon's is that they stand behind their products, 2 year warranty on footwear. I wear the Quest 4D's in the cooler months and did have a pair where the sole tore after about a year and a half of use so I contacted Salomon directly, sent them a picture of the tear, 2 weeks later I had a new pair of boots delivered to the front door.pair of Salomon's that the guy told me were like tanks and would not fall apart so easily
Funny, that was absolutely the worst shoe for my foot I have ever tried to wear. Ultra-ultra wide, so I had to wear a super thick insole, and every time I stepped on a rock my foot would twist around INSIDE the shoe, that is how wide they were on me. After wearing them about 4 X (I got them for free via my search and rescue group) I sent them to the Goodwill in disgust.Sun Ray wrote:@Barrett
Merrill Moab Ventilator lows are also my choice. Also use Superfeet -green in them. For me I start to get some ball of the foot pain at about 8 miles but a rarely go over that distance and I'm a big guy...225 lbs. I'm on my third pair.
Although people with very wide feet sometimes have trouble finding shoes and boots, it is nothing compared to someone who has a shoe size that simply is not manufactured by any company!Sun Ray wrote:@azbackpackr
My foot is ultra-ultra wide....makes sense why they work for me
While I've believed the same thing for years and that statement seems to be accurate for a few pairs of shoes I have, the leather boots I've been wearing for 3-4 months stretch more than my feet swell over the course of a hike.Barrett wrote:As most of you know, try hiking boots on later in the day, when your feet are larger to simulate what they will be on a hike.
No matter what brand or type I have always worn out the soles before the uppers. So with that in mind, the last boots I bought are Danner Quarry with Vibram soles that could be re-soled.hikerdw wrote:The uppers wear out before the soles do.
CannondaleKid wrote:Since my previous boots were Danner Pronghorns that lasted less than 6 months (buckling up under the insole under the ball caused a stress fracture) so I'm definitely not going back there.