So, REI has a pretty tight user review system now. After you buy something, they send you an email asking you to review the product. Pretty standard stuff if you are used to buying stuff through Amazon, etc. The new twist is that when you get done with writing your review, they ask if you'd like to post it to your blog. So I clicked "yes," and here it is. I've left the post title as REI's system generated it. Bonus points if you can get the reference in my review nickname. Difficulty: No Googling allowed. Originally submitted at REISalomon Vertigo Cross-Training Shoes - Men's - '07 CloseoutWarm, Dry, Light and Comfortable
Salomon Vertigo soft-shell uppers bring unparalleled comfort and progressive outdoor style to your multisport endeavors.
By Uncle Traveling Matt from Burlington, Vermont on 11/10/2008
4out of 5Gift: No Sizing: Feels true to size Width: Feels true to width Pros: Flexible, Stable, Breathable, Good Traction, Comfortable, Lightweight, Absorbs Shock Best Uses: Wet Conditions, Trails Describe Yourself: Casual/ Recreational Arch Type: High Arch
I bought these shoes as a winter runner and to wear for winter bike commuting. I find the soft-shell exterior to be more breathable than a shoe with a waterproof-breathable bootie inside, and warm enough with good socks to get me through my 40 minute bike commute comfortably. They have been good runners as well, but as a bigger guy, I'd probably go for something sturdier if I was pounding out the pavement miles.