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How do these differ from the K-Lace?

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How do these differ from the K-Lace?

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The Bandit has a stiffer midsole and a different lining.

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Per Evolv's website:

K-Lace II:
Asymmetrical toe profile (KA-1 last)
SOLE:
4.2mm TRAX® XT-5 high friction rubber
RAND:
2.2mm TRAX® duro-rand
UPPER:
Perforated elastic Synthratek synthetic upper
LINING:
Perforated cotton lining
MIDSOLE:
MX-S 1mm sensitive, full-length midsole

Bandit:
Asymmetrical toe profile (KA-1 last)
SOLE:
4.2mm TRAX® XT-5 high friction rubber
RAND:
2.2mm TRAX® duro-rand
UPPER:
Perforated elastic Synthratek synthetic upper
LINING:
Microfiber lining
MIDSOLE:
MX-P 2mm stiff full-length midsole

If you like sensitivity and feeling the rock better, I'd get the K-Lace's. Otherwise, I've heard better things about the bandit's durability, but I feel like it's mostly subjective anyway, climb what you like. Also, the shape of the two shoes is different, most noticeably in the heel.

Goodluck!