Do all of Salomon's trail runners have a problem with durability? I really liked hiking in my XA 3D ultra 2 blah blah over the past three years (new pair each season) but they were not at all up to the task of the JMT.
Both my shoes and those of my companion were literally shot after 18 days. I mean trash. The soles were separating from the uppers, all the cushion was trashed (yes, it's blasphemy, but I really like some cushion under my bony feet)...and this was the only real trip they were on. Yes, they went on a few long weekend hikes beforehand, but no more than 100 or so miles.
I generally like the fit and the feel of Salomon, and I do like not tying my shoes, but oh my I am not willing to go through like a dozen pair to get through the pct next year. Which means now I need to look for a new shoe (sniff, sniff) and I wonder if all Salomons need to be off the table now.