These boots replace my Merrell Moab Ventilator approach shoes that leak like a good ‘un. The uppers on the Salomon Comets are a combination of nubuck leather and fabric, bonded to deep lugged Contragrip soles. These soles offer good grip on gravel, mud and boggy ground. Size 9.5 fit well and are, mercifully, wide enough for my hobbit feet unlike footwear I’ve tried from Scarpa. One other nice feature is the locking instep hooks that stop the laces slipping from your desired tension.
If boots are leaky, loose, lacking grip or too tight they will annoy me. In four months I can safely say the only negative thing I have noticed about the Comets is their crappy, Ortholite insoles – other than that they’ve kept me safe, dry and blister free. Plus they can be had for a very reasonable price.