I did a lot of research before I decided on this shoe. I was looking for a waterproof shoe for hiking that was not only functional but comfortable. I chose the Salomon because I own other Salomon & found them to be very light & extremely comfortable. These shoes did not disappoint. They felt just a tad bigger on my foot. I'm a solid 7 & even though I have a narrow foot I found the Salomon fit nicely. I was hoping these shoes ran a little bigger since my purpose was for a 15mile hike and I wanted room for thicker socks. I wore these 15miles through muddy hiking paths & low streams and my foot always remained dry. They were great for my purpose.