The best got better!
The Pontas had been my go to shoe for about a year, and when I heard that Evolv was planning on redesigning it, I was worried. This turned out to be totally unnecessary because the pontas is reborn and better than ever. I loved the original pontas and sent all my hardest routes in them, but I did have a few gripes with the original, and now those are no more. The Pontas 2's heel fits even better then the original, with no bagginess, or slippage. Its also a touch stiffer and feels better on the skin. Also the addition of the third strap really helps pull the midsole up into the arch of your foot making an much more precise feel and removing all stretch that occurs in a well loved shoe, or even just after a long day of cragging. The edging is certainly as good if not better than the original, and the new VTR3D makes the rand all the more durable (not that that has ever been an issue with evolvs.)To sum it up I'm super psyched on the new design and I'm certain it will slay your projects regardless of the angle.