Scott Roman

Scott Roman

I am a Boston-Qualifying runner, climber of 10+ years, and all-around outdoor enthusiast living in the Pittsburgh area. My wife and I like to spend as much of our weekends as we can climbing, be it at our local gym, the New River Gorge, and numerous other crags throughout the US!


Lab tests and in-depth reviews

Scarpa Instinct VS
92
Superb!

Scarpa Instinct VS review The Scarpa Instinct VS is absolutely superb when it comes to technical surfaces and overhung climbing in the gym or on real rock! Small ripples, tiny dimples, and pockets bec[…]

La Sportiva TX4
90
Superb!

La Sportiva TX4 review The La Sportiva TX4’s are about as true to the concept of an approach shoe as you could imagine. They fit like a glove, they are grippy as glue, you can walk in them for h[…]

La Sportiva Miura
90
Great!

La Sportiva Miura review I bought my first pair of La Sportiva Miura sometime around 2013, and they have been my go-to climbing shoe for almost every situation ever since. From hard single-pitch sport[…]

Saucony Freedom ISO 2
89
Superb!

Saucony Freedom ISO 2 review I tried on the first Saucony Freedom ISO model in 2016 and didn’t quite love the feel or price enough to get them over the Saucony Kinvara 7 which I wound up purchas[…]

Brooks Pureflow 7
88
Great!

Brooks Pureflow 7 review Brooks is a well established running brand that I haven't tried, so I bought a pair of Brooks Pureflow 6 on sale. Having transitioned to a more neutral, low-drop shoe, Brooks[…]