Great compromise approach/descent shoe for me. My Exum Ridge shoes wear relatively well for hiking in and provides good traction for descents. I was very tired of slipping on descents using other approach shoes.
Uh oh, I just got a pair and so far really like them. They feel like they're going to last longer than the Cirque Pros I owned but now I don't know. Despite the sole coming apart on my Cirques they still lasted 2 years before the started falling off my feet.
I love them as flatirons scrambling shoes and for talus hopping 14ers. Mine lasted about a year before they rubber wasn't as sticky climbing in them so they got retired from soloing duty. They're still fine hiking and peaking bagging shoes. I beat the crap out of them pretty good in the first year.
I have had 2 pairs of Exum Ridges over the years. Mediocre shoe at best. I am in love w/ my Boulder X's though. They climb and hike circles around the E.R.s Mos def my fav approach shoe and possibly shoe of all time.
Wow, I'm on pair #2. I love 'em. Pair #1 lasted through easy guided climbs and as my everyday shoe for over a year! I have heard of some peoples shoes de-laminating quickly, though that has not been my experience.