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Gear Review

5 5

Awesome low volume gnar climbing shoe!

  • Gender: Female
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I have extremely low volume feet with high arches, and these shoes feel like they were made for me. I've always been partial to evolv shoes because I like that they don't cut into the back of my heel the way other shoes always seem to. Until now, they haven't had an aggressive shoe specifically designed for women's feet. Get STOKED because these are just what the doctor ordered!
After asking the staff at Evolv about how the sizing of this shoe runs, I sized up to a 6.5 US to accommodate for the aggressive styling. This show is downturned and down cambered, love bump and different toe box (I wear a 5.5 US in Evolv Rockstars & Elektras; both of these shoes have ). Evolv's website has a great breakdown of different types of shoes here:
http://www.evolvsports.com/sp/product-icons/

I've climbed on overhanging, slab, and cracks of granite in Little Cottonwood Canyon and indoors in these shoes (sport & bouldering). The styling really makes sticking the tiniest ledges almost effortless, and my ability to climb ceilings instantly increased due to the minimal effort I now need to use to keep my feet planted. The shoe is surprisingly comfortable for the style (not recommended for prolonged wear!), and the extra straps really allow you to cinch it down in a way that other velcro enclosure shoes have missed out on until now.
For what I have used them for thus far, they are shaping up to be a pretty amazing shoe. I give it five stars, and highly recommend it to others!