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Rob Ware

Rob Ware

Salt Lake City, UT

Rob Ware's Passions

Road Biking

Rob Ware's Bio

An average 30-something who found cycling after his athletic heyday was already long gone. While not producing copy for Competitive, he can be found struggling at the back of a race or chatting at the front of a group ride.

Rob Ware

Rob Warewrote a review of on August 10, 2018

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

There's a reason you see these shoes everywhere––they're rugged, comfortable, and versatile for outdoor fun in the mountains. My wife picked up a pair of these for trail running, but found they make a better hiking and approach shoe for her.

She has fairly flat, medium-width, low-volume feet and said the toe box is WAY too narrow to spread/engage the forefoot, the high arch-support at the midfoot can can cause blistering, and the drop of the shoe is tough on her knees when it comes to running more than a mile or so on trails or pavement.

However, when she's camping, hiking to crags, or on climbing trips, she LOVES the burly tread, easy on/off thanks to the QuickLace system, and the stability/precision provided by the rock plate and toe. They're a staple in her gear closet, but she'd recommend checking out brands like Saucony or Brooks for those with similar feet. She wears a W's 8.5/9 in street shoes, and a 9/9.5 in these––size up at least a half size in these for hiking, or perhaps a full size for running.