Andy Andersonwrote a review of Patagonia Footwear Cragmaster Shoe - Men's on October 18, 2013
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I've been wearing the Cragmasters for over a year as my primary approach shoe, and I love them. I haven't experienced any of the durability issues that other reviewers mentioned - mine are still holding up great, although they'll be ready for a resole in another six months or so.
This shoe is what I wish every approach shoe was - a clean and simple, comfortable leather upper with a burly rand and a dot rubber sole. So many approach shoes seem way overbuilt.
I'll wear a trail runner for non-technical or high-mileage approaches, but when talus hopping, scrambling and slabby walk-offs are on the menu, these are the jam. For training scrambles around SLC like the West Slabs or the South Ridge of Superior, where youre rock hopping, doing some easy climbing and light trail running all in the same session, these things work great. Would highly recommend them.