I only buy Salomon, I switched from Merrill a while ago. I like this shoe, not love, and it is my least fav of all the Salomon I have purchased. I buy the high end and with this shoe, though it is comfortable, it is not as light as the others and feels a little cumbersome on. It looks and feels durable. I believe this would be more a walking sneaker or perhaps go to the gym shoe to do weights, not cardio. I would purchase these again but only on sale, a good sale.
Also, I am a regular 11.5, salomon only fits me in a 12, so there is a size diff. This goes for all Salomon sneakers.