Price Paid: $25
I owned this shoe for a year. After a month, the rubber along the side of the big toe began to delaminate. Not long after, the sole began to delam in the heel as well.
The suede uppers were bomber and the shoes were comfortable for long approaches, but don't try to edge with these — the EVA is very thick in the toe. But all said, I paid $25 for them and I got what I paid for.
Materials: leather synthetic lining
Use: light hiking, aproach scrambling,moderate to easy climbing, street wear
Break-in Period: a week or so
They smear as well as most climbing shoes and toe in to holds well. Medium width and volume. Tight in the ankle. If you hate having your ankle move around in most shoes then you will love these. Supportive insoles are a great addition.
Your friends will hate you when you send their project in your street shoes. Very durable soles for approach shoes. The leather wears a little quick, but for the money, well worth it.
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Here's what other sites are saying:
The Evolv Men's Rex Approach Shoe includes a full-length EVA midsole for comfort on the hike to the cliff, and the sticky TRAX rubber outsole gets the job done on moderate climbing. Whether you're cruising up a steep alpine ridge or need footwear that can take on a long aid climb, the Rex Approach Shoe has you covered. Evolv added a rubber toe camp to decrease abrasion when you're jugging a pitch, and a flat edging platform helps you crank out a few 5.9 moves between your last piece and the anchor.
- Backcountry Outlet refers to the men's version
The Rex Shoe by Evolv is a super comfy, supportive approach shoe for light hikes to the crag, scrambling, easy climbing and guiding. Designed to be street savy and trail worthy, the Rex is stylish, hip and also provides the ultimate in friction when out guiding or making that class 4 approach in Tuolumne. Constructed with high friction TRAX rubber outsoles and an edging platform built in, you get confidence in every foot placement you make. Built on a comfortable athletic shoe last with leather uppers and a rubber toe rand, Evolv also added a high quality gel honeycomb insole for even more comfort than ever.
- RockCreek refers to the men's version