Salewa Firetail GTX
Materials: kevlar, gore-tex ect.
Use: heavy daily outdoor work use
Break-in Period: 2 weeks
Price Paid: $120
This is a highly durable, functional, comfortable shoe. I burn through most types of gear quickly, especially footwear. It isn't unusual for me to break down a new pair of Gore-tex shoes in a matter of weeks. I have had equivalent versions of North Face and Asolo shoes wear out in less then 4 months. This shoe is going on 8 months for me with heavy daily use and it is just beginning to show signs of wear.
I don't use this show as an approach shoe but rather a daily work shoe. I work outside in many conditions in all parts of the country.
My only complaint is that the "waterproof" aspect of this show isn't perfect, but is on par with competing brands/models.
Overall, I will buy another pair, great product for the money.