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2017 Approach Shoe Review: Millet Rockway

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The Millet Rockway approach shoe.

The Millet Rockway approach shoe.

Weight

28 oz per pair; men’s (Rockway) and women’s (Rockway LD) versions.

Comfort

Said our tester, “For how burly the Rockways look, they’re surprisingly flexible,” praising the shoe’s ample padding, plus suede uppers and leather lining that were yielding out of the gate. He also noted the Rockway’s spacious fit, and recommended coming down a half-size if doing lots of climbing.

Approach

Despite the Rockway’s built-up look, it has a light, flexible feel on the trail. Our tester celebrated the shoe’s bomber waterproofing after an accidental stream dunking, and sang the praises of the lugged Vibram Ibex sole, which excelled on loose, steep, wet terrain.

Scrambling/Climbing

Citing the flexy sole and flat climbing zones in the forefoot, our tester said, “These all-arounders were ideal for smearing and scrambling.” They were also good on jams, with sticky rubber (wraparound rand) providing solid protection and support. For better edging, he’d downsize.

$200, millet-mountain.com

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