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Climb Mars.

The Evolv Astroman Climbing Shoe's name implies sub-orbital excellence, and this shoe delivers. Although we don't actually recommend using this shoe in space, we trust that the input of trad climbing stars Peter Croft and Matt Segal means this mid-top shoe can handle any traditional Earth-based route you throw at it. The Astroman proves that you can still have ankle protection while maintaining mobility, and a comfy microfiber lining complements a rugged leather upper for multi-season durability.

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5 5

Crack. Crack forever.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

These are excellent shoes, especially for people with wide or splaying feet! Thus far, I have used these at Indian Creek, Vedauwoo, and the Front Range (Lumpy, Eldo) for the most part. The padding and stiffness is absolutely stellar for a long day of crack. I do not feel limited by these shoes whatsoever. They even perform beautifully on thin, crystally edges for which I'd normally reach for my anasazi's. They are very very stiff (board lasted) which takes getting used to if you've been using only flexible shoes. Apparently, though, board lasted shoes are much more resilient after being resoled (just what I've heard from shoe-guys).

The laces are total crap. I replaced them after a week at the Creek (which, in their defense, is pretty rough on shoes). I'm just now getting these resoled after climbing on them for about 4 months (used them at least once or twice per week and on a few longer trips, as well as the training cracks at the gym). The rubber has seemed to wear out a bit quickly, but I'm hoping some stealth C4 will solve those problems.

In terms of usage, I think these excel on thin edges and any type of crack. I especially like them for vedauwoo, as they protect my ankles and heel-toe like nothing else. They are a bit tough to get a lot of rubber on smearing, but I still feel confident doing so. They do have a bulky toe profile, so they don't really fit in thin cracks (I start feeling very shaky trying to shove them in anything smaller than a # .75 C4).

TL;DR: Great shoes, especially for wide feet. Will up your game in cracks, especially painful ones. Replace the laces ASAP.

5 5

Sizing issue, but, overall awesome.

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs small

I had to size up 1.5 sizes. I wear a street shoe of 11.5, and ended up with a size 13 in this model. By comparison, I wear an 11.5 in the Scarpa Helix. And, no, the size 13 Astroman is not too big. I have had to purchase three pair, an 11.5,12 and finally a 13. Great shoe though, love it.
To my knowledge, the only shoe in the same league is the Boreal Golden Slipper. Those, however, are very difficult to procure in the U.S. right now.

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Looking at getting a pair of Astromans but...

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Looking at getting a pair of Astromans but not sure on sizing... I have a 255mm length foot which is fairly wide and a thin heel/ankle. Are they true to the Evolv sizing on their website or should I size up or down?

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Jason,
The sizing runs a bit tighter than other brands but is consistent with Evolv's sizing chart. For general all-day trad climbing purposes I'd recommend the US 9 as the shoes do stretch slightly over time, but the lacing system allows you to dial in the fit very well.

5 5

Awesome Trad Shoe

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

Ive been climbing in the Astromans the past week. This is an awesome all day trad shoe. I wear an 11 - 11.5 street shoe and bought a 44.5. The 44 was too small. They are a nice stiff shoe but very comfortable, slightly stiffer than the TC Pros. They have stretched about a 1/4 size so far. I just crank down on the laces a bit more then when they were new. My feet are average width and find the Astromans are not too narrow and not too wide.

I wish Backcountry would list the EU size next to the US size...

5 5

All day beast of burden

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Stiff, comfier last, great lacing system, ankle protection. Great shoe for all day climbing, I sized them a touch tighter so i can stand on granite dime edges with them, but the last is for comfier orientation of the toes, not as crammed tight. For comparison, they felt as easy to get on as my .5 size larger geshido lace ups. I am anticipating a fair amount of stretch because they are all leather. I will update this as I wear them more and more and keep you posted, but this is my first impressions.

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Any update on how your Astromans now fit?

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Mine stretched out comfortably and I am super happy with the size I got, a half size bigger would have been nice out of the box but sloppy after a week or two! So that said I got a half size smaller than what I wear other evolv shoes in.

5 5

rad trad

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

waited a long time for these to finally be out. Couldn't be happier with the fit and performance. all day comfort, sized my street shoe size. Perfect for trad climbing and long routes. Sticky and made really well.

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Has this shoe stretched at all with use? I just got a pair and they're a but snug. I haven't been able to climb in them yet due to an injury but am hoping they will stretch a little as leather shoes tend to do.
Thanks,
Eric

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Check out my review above to answer your question.