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Get secure and get vertical.

Another brainchild of master climber Chris Sharma, the Evolv Geshido SC Climbing Shoe combines all-around capability with discipline-specific aggressiveness. A downturned toe helps you gain ground on overhangs, while the Geshido SC's 'Love Bump' midsole fills in dead space under your toes for better energy transfer and control.
  • Multi-directional webbing structure secures the shoe from all sides and eliminates slippage
  • Three-strap hook-and-loop closure for convenience and security
  • Arched midsole supports your foot in a natural position
  • Super-sticky Trax rubber keeps you glued to tiny holds and desperate smears

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Does anyone know how these fit compared...

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Does anyone know how these fit compared to the Predator G2s? I wear a sz 7.5 VTR, sz 8 Shaman, and sz 9 Predator G2 and I was trying to see where these fit in there. The Predator G2's were RIDICULOUSLY tight (I find the same comfort in my VTR as my predators and they are 1.5 sizes apart!) and if the Geshido are in the same boat then I will want to pick up similar sized ones. Thanks!

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Null!! Those shoes are made of leather and synthetic. The fit will be really similar to the Shamans. They will break it similar too. I would go size 8 in these and give them a few trips out to the crag to break in. I have these now and love em. My street shoe size is 9 and got the Geshido's in 8.5. If you have any further questions on these you can always chat in to me or email me at skdavis@backcountry.com

GESHIDO AKA (GET SHIT DONE)

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No way, I got mine a full size bigger before they would even think about going on my foot.

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Null, get them a full size bigger than your street size, trust me.

4 5

Great moderate to aggressive shoe

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

This is my second pair of Evolvs. I chose these over the Shamans for the slightly less aggressive downturn. Great grip on overhangs, but you still have a little flex for more general situations.

My street shoe size is 10.5 and this size seems to work fine for me with these shoes and other Evolvs. The toe box was initially quite tight (especially on my left side where I have more of a Morton's toe); however, they broke in easily over the following weeks. The heel also fits quite snugly. Overall, they're very comfortable and I hardly have any discomfort during long gym/outdoor sessions.

With regards to the fabled foot stank... Evolvs have the tendency to start smelling more quickly. Having experienced this with my first pair, I got in the habit of spraying these bad boys down after nearly every session and airing them out as much as possible. This seems to have significantly reduced the build-up.

I'd say the biggest downside to these shoes is the rubber. Great grip, but low durability. I've worn the toe down a fair bit over just a few months. However, this is from 3+ days a week in the gym with outdoor time at least once a month. When I eventually resole, I'll probably get a different rubber.

tl;dr
Pros: nice fit, easy break-in, great grip, especially good for bouldering/overhang, very comfortable
Cons: relatively weaker rubber at the trade-off for very good grip, keep them sprayed/aired out after each use unless you're fine with the stank

5 5

great shoes

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

These things are insane. they blow me away every time i put them on. i got them for a steal at a store near me but id say they are worth the $115. great shoes i highly recommend them. and im a size 11 shoe but these are around a size 12 shoe and they still fit great, oh yeah they have really good support for your heal also.

3 5

Small

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: Runs small

I purchased these shoes knowing that this type of shoe is supposed to fit tight. After reading reviews I ordered the size that usually works for me , 10.5, expecting them to work maybe be a little big if anything. Needless to say they were outrageously small. They were almost impossible to put on. There was no way I could walk with them on. I exchanged them for size 11. These I could get on but barely walk with, it was basically unbearable, there was lots of pain in the toes. I thought my toes were going to tear the shoes apart they were soo curled up. I am now in the process of exchanging them for a larger size for the second time. I am seriously thinking about going a full size and a half (12) above my normal size (10.5).

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same here, I got a 9.5 based on my street shoe.... I ended up wearing these comfortably at a 10.5.

3 5

Great fit, Weak Rubber

First off, I love the fit of these shoes. Having some leather around the toebox allows for a little stretch where it's needed. I have a wider forefoot and a narrow heal, so the combo of non-stretchy synthetic in the midfoot, and leather up front was golden. I wear a 8-8.5 street shoe and a 7.5 in these for a tight but not uncomfortable fit.

Now the downside: The rubber of these does not last. I have used these for the past year or so, climbing in the gym occasionally and outside only a handful of times. So in all honesty these have not had a hardcore year of use, and still the rubber is gone at the toe with a nice hole taking it's place.

-Verdict- It's a nicely put together shoe and performs well with very little break in. However, that apparently leads to a shorter than expected life span. I am continuing to use them as gym shoes, but will probably not purchase again.

5 5

All-round-awesome

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

Runs about a half size small. Other than that, this shoe is a beast. So far I've put it through overhang/roof climbing, some thin technical edging, and some slab, and it has performed very well. I think this will be my all-round moderate to hard sport shoe for a while.

5 5

Jack of all trades.

This was my first pair of Evolv and was a great choice. The downturn in the toe for sure helps when doing steep sport routes, but it does not limit you on less than vertical terrain. I now switch between these and the Shamans depending on the route angle. These shoes do stretch somewhat; when I got them my mortons toe was nearly jabbing through the rand but now they fit great. I wear a 13 street and got these in a 12 which was perfect. They have held up well I would say despite what other have said about Evolv quality. If you want something that truly does everything well grab these!

4 5

Pretty good shoe

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Fits a tad wider than the Shaman (I have to crank the straps on mine down to the point where I'll probably cut the last inch or two off them to keep them out of the way). The heel fits a bit better than the Shamans though. All around good shoe for gym and outdoor climbing. I wear street size 12 and that's the size that works for me in both these and Shamans.

4 5

Great all around shoes.

Absolutely fabulous shoes. The "love bump" in the feel lets my foot curve agressively downward while still maintaining comfort and the triple strap design pulls my foot in to the shoe really well. The sole is thick and feels nice and durable. I could not imagine feeling more secure in these shoes.

5 5

Precise and Form Fitting

First off: I wear a US 8 in Pontas (performance fit, but not crazy tight), and an 8.5 in the Optimus. I wear around a 8.5/9 street shoe.

I bought an 8.5 in these and I'm glad I did. At first, they seemed way too tight, but they felt great when I took them climbing. They are narrow in the toe box, so my pinkie toe gets pinched, but they're leather so I think they'll stretch out nicely. My other toes are not that bunched up at all and I can wiggle them freely.

These shoes are incredibly form fitting. The middle strap really pulls the shoe into my arch. When I press on a very small foothold, I feel like my whole foot is driving into the hold and not just my big toe. I'm a fan and I will be using these for bouldering until they stretch a little bit more, in which case I'll probably start using them for general cragging as well. I would love to check out some of the lace-ups.

Precise and Form Fitting
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Neil,
After almost a year with these shoes, have they stretched a little? I asked because you mentioned the toe box was a bit tight at first.
Francois

A Perfect Circle

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desert tower base climbs in Moab, Utah

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If you're going to self-promote, at least talk about the shoe a little bit.

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I LOVE STEPH DAVIS TO DEATH!!!

However, in this video she is wearing 5.10 and doesn't talk about evolv whatsoever.

I have a couple questions... first off,...

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I have a couple questions... first off, do these have the horrible evolv stench that I keep hearing about? Also, I've been trying to decide between these and the La Sportiva Miura's. They seem very similar to me, but does anybody know how the two compare?

Best Answer Responded on

These don't smell quite as bad as say, the Defy's, but they are a little worse than average in terms of foot stank. The Muiras are a far superior shoe, offering way more edging power, better rubber, and comfort (in my opinion).

5 5

Getting Shiznit Done

I know I found a good pair of shoes, when pitch after pitch I keep reaching back and grabbing the same pair. Vertical to overhanging, sport, trad, bouldering, I find that the slight bump/arch of the toes in these shoes are really appropriate for almost any angle of climbing. When you put on a traditional, flat soled shoe after wearing these, you really feel like you can't grab the rock any more! It is amazing how well you can grab holds with your toes in these shoes, and they aren't at an uncomfortable angle to wear for a bit like some really aggressive down turned shoes. The triple velcro and deep heel cup really combine to makes these shoes fit like gloves. The durability of these has also been extremely impressive. Try some!

5 5

Ninja Shoes

The shoes take a sec to break in, but theyre great for steep over hangs, and sick bouldering shoes. With my last pair of Evolvs I had an issue with my heel slipping out of the cup of the shoe, but these guys stay tight and fitted to every part of my foot. Geshido stand for "Get Shit Done", and thats exactly what they do.