Love these thing. The soles are fairly wide and help with balance. The lacing system allows you to keep anything from dangling because the quicklace tucks under the tongue. They are completely water proof due to the goretex but this makes them a bit warm in summer conditions. I've beat the heck out of 'em since I bought 'em in 2012 and they're still going strong. Paired with a thick pair of Darn Tough socks in the winter and you're good to go! All my Salomons are awesome. GET 'EM!!
I highly recommend this lightweight waterproof hiking boot. I recently bought my second pair right here on MOOSEJAW!!! My first pair I wore till they were repulsive to my wife!!! comfort is a 10, as you can have them nice and snug with great ankle support, or undo the quick tie system and wear them loose with still decent support. The only issue I ever had was the previous model wore out on the heel.. but my guess is this was due to them being worn everyday, stomping out fires, and general mayhem for my feet..Trust me you wont regret purchasing these boots!!