In reply to UKC Gear: Kevin says "This usually results in holes in the uppers, peeling sole units oh, and a skunk-like stench"
Sounds like he has owned a few pairs of Salomons then. From their 1st ever Exit lo's to some more recent Exit lows and Exit mids that I have had all 3 of those things have happened.
Montrail discontinued their D7 (was it 7?) but that is what I have been using for a while now and they are good. I also have some of La Sportivas earlier offerings (was it a Serac Pro?) with similar good performance