Rating: 2 / 5
There are a lot of people who really like these shoes for hiking. I love them...for hanging out in a canoe...but if I'm doing any kind of meaningful mileages on the trail, forget it.
In concept, they are a great shoe. Excellent, sticky soles, well-draining mesh, great lacing system, and light. But there is a total lack of a heel cup in the shoe, and any attempt to get the heel to really lock in is nearly futile. For me, the heel cup is everything. "If that don't work, the shoe don't work"...at least for long distance hiking. The result of this glaring flaw: tired feet (from shifting around in the shoe, which in turn taxes the foot muscles to counter the movement).
Sure, give them a 5 as a water shoe, but you won't find them in my trail closet.
Salomon makes far more appropriate models for serious trail hiking.