Three weeks after my purchase of these shoes I've summed up the courage to wear them outdoors for the first time, which is good because there are some big downpours on at the moment. I'd read the reviews about the incorrect sizing, and taken the original size 11s I bought back to the shop, to replace them with size 11.5s, for a week, before further taking those back to the shop to replace them with the original size 11s, which I have now stuck with. I wore them a lot around the house first, to be sure I'd made the right size decision, which I have; the 11.5s were like boats on my feet, which are narrow and long. Thus, I have re-discovered Salomon to be my shoe of choice, like the pair of Exit 2s that I bought before.
So far, these ones seem waterproof, although I haven't yet put them through their paces or tested them to the full - maybe I won't need to. They are really comfortable and feel gloriously supportive and snug; just perfect. Ok, so they're slightly more pointy at the toes than the Exit 2s, but I can't change that and am happy so far. Noticed this morning that the grips were a bit slippery on wet cobblestones - need to be careful there. Will update with any developments! Currently: 5 stars.