I think I'm hard on shoes. It doesn't seem to matter if I spend $75 or $175, they last me no more than a year. And I'm not someone who wants to spend money on shoes.
But my current generation of Salomons have just about had it.
Here's what I want from a shoe:
- good arch support
- more-than-decent protection against water
- synthetic outer material that wipes off easily (I sometimes find myself walking from the bike into a meeting)
- balance of form and function
I don't like to own lots of shoes. So I want a pair that look good for everyday office use but perform well on the bike or trail.
Any suggestions or should I go with a fifth duration of the XA Pro despite the cost?
Get out there.