discspeed wrote:I just bought a pair of Salomon XAs from the Sports Authority. Got them for $60, which is a pretty decent deal. The clerk asked me if I wanted to buy a 1yr $10 replacement plan. I was initially suspicious because no DG shoe has ever held up more than 6 mos for me without having at the very least the tread worn to flat on the balls of my feet. I showed him the Merrells on my feet that I bought there in Jan (and declined the replacement plan). They are leather and have no damage other than flat soles. He told me they would replace those if I had bought the plan. So...I bought the plan. So far the shoes are comfy and none of the sole has torn of yet. My Merrell Outlands (I had 3 pair) would have pieces of Vibram rubber ripping off the outside edges on the pad the first round. However I can say for certain the Salomons WILL NOT last me anywhere close to a year, so we will see how good this plan is. To me it sounds like I'm getting 2 pair of shoes for $10 more. I'll keep you posted because if this deal is honored there will be no beating the Sports Authority for DG shoes and I will be a loyal customer.
I'm waiting for my 4th replacement pair to come in the mail this week. Five pairs of shoes for the price of one. Not bad. The shoes are the best I've owned (dg-wise) if the lack of durability doesn't count.