I'm in the market for a new hiking shoe this summer. I've been wearing a pair of Salomon X Ultra Mid GTX for the past few years but the tread is finally wearing down. As much I love those shoes (they fit my wider toes well), I'd prefer something lighter and more breathable for the day hikes/weekend trips I'm going on now.
I've mostly been hiking in the Catskills and Adirondacks lately so I'm looking for a shoe that can primarily handle 10+ miles on wet grass/dirt/scree but is also capable of tackling Class III/IV scrambling if I go off trail. The two pairs I've been looking at are the Salomon X Ultra 3 Low Aero and La Sportiva TX3. Or perhaps the Scarpa Zen Pro. Does anyone have any experience with these, or recommendations for one or the another, or another shoe entirely? This would be my first foray into the world of approach shoes and I just don't know how they'll perform (or whether I need them) when compared to hiking shoes.