Risk-Free Shopping—Free 2-Day Shipping on Orders Over $50* Risk-Free Shopping—Free Returns on Orders Over $50* Risk-Free Shopping—Price Match Guarantee

Detail Images

  • Evolv - Front
  • Evolv - 3/4 Front
  • Evolv - Top
  • Evolv - Nexxo Climbing Shoe - Blue/Lime
  • Evolv - Front -
  • Evolv - 3/4 Front -
  • Evolv - Top -

Current Color

  • Evolv - Nexxo Climbing Shoe - Blue/Lime

Evolv Nexxo Climbing Shoe

sale $89.95 $149.9540% Off

Free 2-Day shipping on orders over $50*

Select a Size:

Select options
  • Select options
    • 6.0
    • 6.5
    • 7.0
    • 7.5
    • 8.0
    • 8.5
    • 9.0
    • 9.5
    • 10.0
    • 10.5
    • 11.0
    • 11.5
    • 12.0
    • 12.5
    • 13.0

    Select a Color:

    Select options
  • Select options
    • Blue/Lime
    5512

    12 Reviews

    Details

    Blending power with sensitivity.

    Evolv and Chris Sharma took a new approach to designing the Nexxo Climbing Shoe so you can tackle the steepest routes around with precise power and soft comfort. EPow is Evolv's newest system that ensures tension and power throughout the shoe in order to maximize your climbing potential. It has an aggressive downturned, asymmetric profile so you can grip foot holds on roofs with ease, and both the Love Bump at the bottom of your toes and the Knuckle Box at the top put your toes into a powerful position that's also incredibly comfortable. While the synthetic forefoot remains rigid and sturdy for the ultimate performance, leather from the mid to the rear keeps your foot super comfortable for long training days at the gym.

    A hook-and-loop strap seals your foot in the shoe while the elastic band around your ankle provides a secure fit. Evolv placed a microfiber lining in the forefoot for comfort and left the rest unlined for optimized sensitivity and precision. Its MX-P midsole has an additional semi-crescent nylon support that maximizes the shoe's downturned tension so it doesn't flatten within a few months. Evolv took its proprietary Trax rubber and shaved it down in critical areas to give your foot the dexterity it needs for precision on technical climbs. And a VTR rand increases the shoe's longevity so you can climb in this pair of Sharma-worthy shoes for a long time.      

    • EPow system
    • Synthetic forefoot with leather in rear
    • Hook-and-loop strap with elasticized closure
    • Aggressive downturned asymmetric profile with Knuckle Box and Love Bump
    • Trax rubber with new variable thickness half-sole construction
    • Microfiber lining in forefoot, unlined in rear
    • MX-P midsole with semi-crescent nylon support
    • VTR rand
    • Item #EVL000A

    Tech Specs

    Upper Material
    [forefoot] synthetic, [rear] leather
    Lining
    [forefoot] microfiber, [rear] unlined
    Closure
    hook and loop strap
    Midsole
    MX-P (1mm with semi-crescent nylon support), variable thickness half-sole
    Rubber
    Trax
    Profile
    down-cambered
    Asymmetrical Curvature
    aggressive
    Claimed Weight
    [single, 9] 7 oz
    Recommended Use
    sport climbing, bouldering
    Manufacturer Warranty
    limited lifetime

    Tech Specs

    • Reviews
    • Q & A

    What do you think about this product?

    Have questions about this product?

    Good but not the best.

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: 12.5

    I've been using these for roughly 4 month, 1 to 2 times a week in the gym and couple time limestone/granite bouldering (I don't boulder a lot outside). They're great shoes, no doubt! I've also had the solutions so I'll be comparing the 2 shoes.

    PROS:
    1) Great edging on overhung rock with thick rubber
    3) Durable Rubber and design
    The soles almost look new, very impressed by durability. Looks like the upper will survive long enough to be resoled a couple times.
    4) Comforms but not too much stretch.
    At first there was extra space in the heal cause my heal didn't fit all the way, but after breaking them in, it stretched/conformed and now there is zero dead space. The result is rubber sock with a stiff edging platform. (stiff under the toes, soft/flexible under the arches of the foot)

    CONS:
    1) not sensitive
    The thick rubber doesn't seem to offer much feeling you want on those tiny limestone edges. for a bouldering shoe I felt this was a major drawback. (note: the midsole doesn't seem too stiff so I'm sure when these guys are really worn down they'll get more sensitive)
    2) Not very sticky rubber (comparatively)
    I would put evolv trax rubber on par with vibram XS edge, very durable but not nearly as sticky as Vibram grip2 or stealth C4/HF. Which again seems like a big drawback on a bouldering shoe.
    3) uncomfortable: I know it's a performance shoe and it's not supposed to be comfortable by any means (sooo this is kind of a moot point). But usually by the end of an indoor bouldering session, the top of my big toe is crushed. I only say this because the solutions I have in a comparable fit don't cause this much discomfort after I'm done.

    SOLUTION COMPARISON:
    The Sportiva Solutioins have stickier rubber. The solutions also have a downturned toe but maybe a little less down camber (where as this shoe is crazy 'down cambered' but has a flat toe box [zero 'downturn']. The heels are widely different. The nexxo heel conforms to your foot but the Solution heel is very protective. I think the biggest difference between the nexxo and the solutions is the solutions ability to more comfortably use footholds the closer you get to vertical due to the difference in down camber, even though the solutions are not as stiff. Also I think the toebox on the nexxo is less prone to stretch/molding which means the solutions are actually (marginally) more comfortable.

    SIZING:
    size 12 street shoes with narrow feet AA (brannock device)
    43.5 solutions (aggressive)
    a 12.5 Nexxo is an aggressive fit (comparable to 43.5 solutions), I usually have to pop them off and give my toes a break every now and then. Any smaller would have been toe suicide and any larger would create dead space.

    IN CONCLUSION
    these are great shoe that edge exceptionally. But in my opinion, the not sticky(est) rubber and not the most sensitive sole means boulderers might find other shoe preferable. That being said, FOR PEOPLE LOOKING FOR A TRAINING SHOE, THE DURABILITY OF THE RUBBER AND AGGRESSIVE CHARACTERISTICS MAKE THIS SHOE UNBEATABLE FOR SEVERAL TRAINING HOURS IN THE GYM PER WEEK. those looking for an outdoor bouldering shoe may appreciate the sensitivity of the solutions.

    warning, this review may be affected by the simple fact that the solutions in general probably fit my foot better.

    When I first started using Evolv shoes I wasn't satisfied with their rubber. I was a die-hard Testerossa climber and found Vibram to be stickier than Trax. After years of use however, this is how I would explain Trax rubber to folks who just don't know:

    Evolv rubber isn't as "forgiving" as Sportiva. That is, it takes precision. You can't fumble around on smears and edges with Evolv shoes. With precision, however, I find their rubber to be the stickiest on the market. Hence why some of the best in the world, like Robinson and Sharma, represent evolvsports!

    I don't know if thats a fair comparison. I think if you're precise enough with any shoe the rubber will be fine. That still leaves evolv trax rubber on par (or below par) with vibram XS edge in my opinion. a very durable but not the stickiest rubber nonetheless.

    besides Daniel woods & Tommy caldwell use La Sportiva therefore Sportiva's shoe MUST be the best haha.

    My favorite bouldering shoe

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs small

    I have been climbing in Evolv shoes for 10+ years, and thought the Shamans were as good as a shoe could get (still love them) but these have outperformed my Shamans in every way. I wear size 11 in Defy, Pontas, and Shaman. I went with 11.5 in the Nexxo after reading several reviews, and they fit like a glove right out of the box. The break-in period is a little rough, but once they soften up a bit they are truly great shoes. Also, after 5 months of regular climbing in the Nexxos, they still smell like new. Glad Evolv has incorporated more leather in the shoe. Overall, this is the best shoe I have climbed in and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking to get into some high performance shoes.

    Sticky Icky

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

    Very sticky rubber, they have performed well on all types of rock and despite the agressive toe, do well smearing. I have tried other brands of shoes and the rubber on these is the most versatile and sticky. I got the same size as my street shoe and they fit tight. These are my go to shoes and I love them.

    Can you comment on the sizing? I just purchased these in a 9 from BC and had to return them because they were too small. Don't have a place local where I can try sizing so really hoping that the 9.5 will fit. I'm an 8.5 street shoe size.

    Pleasantly surprised

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

    I was skeptical of the nexxo at first having tried evolv shoes in the past and wasn't extremely impressed with the quality.(I'm a ls guy)But I was in need of a shoe to hold me over while my solutions went in to get resoled. These happen to be on sale at the time for a very good price so I figured why not check them out. These things blew away my expectations evolv has finally done it and now I prefer these to my solutions. They have a way better heel not a huge tennis ball that pops off anything technical. And they toe hook as good as any other aggressive slipper out there. I've become a fan of the downturn toe on my solutions and thought these would be a step down for roof problems but they're not, I almost don't even notice a difference. And I still have the ability to edge on the tiniest of credit cards. For size reference I would say true to size a wear a 10.5-11 tennis shoe

    42- solution - aggressive fit

    41.5 python - aggressive fit

    42 - futura - aggressive fit

    43 - tc pro - all day fit

    11 - nexxo - aggressive fit

    For someone who really didn't want to like this shoe, I don't. I love them they are my new go to bouldering shoe, evolves new design has made me a believer. So much that I already ordered the new luchador lace for an all around gym shoe, they get here at the end of the week and I am psyched to try them out.

    love them

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

    I love these things, way better than the LS solutions and I haven't even gotten to climb in them yet! the rubber is much more firm but still sticky. the heel is better for hooks, the rubber on top of the toe is awesome and the whole entire soul is rubber, no breaks. the solutions felt far too squishy in my opinion.



    they run super small though but that's going to happen with an aggressive slipper. I wear a 9.5 in evolve defy's that fit perfectly, but im going with an 11 for the nexxos. solutions I wear a 42.5. in street shoes im a 10-10.5 (vans chukkas). cant wait to actually get some time in the gym with these and really put them to the test.

    So good!

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

    After climbing in the Nexxo for the last 2 months, I think these might be my near favorite shoes. I love the slip on, one strap design and have gone through The Teams, The Instincts, The Sharks, The Solutions, fiveten VXI and now these. The Nexxo is a perfect balance between sensitivity and stiffness.



    Great on any surface! Slab, overhang, and straight vertical. Toe hooks well and heel never slips!



    For sizing: I would say true to size. I wear 11 Sneaker..

    10.5 five ten team

    10 five ten VXI

    10.5 shark

    42.5 solution

    11 Nexxo



    Hope that helps!

    So good!

    Sport climbing Crusher

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs small

    This shoe excels on steep routes but also have the precision for hard bouldering. I found that i had to size a half size up (usually a 10 in Evolv but 10.5 in Nexxo). Since these shoes so aggressive but have such a stiff mid-sole you can continue to feel the power through long over hangs. The Nexxo is also surprisingly sensitive and the love bump makes sure your toes are in a comfy position. I have mainly used my Nexxo for sport climbing at Rumney, NH and the Red river Gorge, KY. I would very mush recommend these shoes!

    Amazing

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs small

    Hands down the best climbing shoe I have ever used and absolutely my go-to bouldering shoe. The toe is amazingly precise, they heel and toe hook like it's nothing, and, on a past vertical wall, the curvature of the sole allows for ridiculously strong toe placements. The heel cup is a bit big for the feet of most other people I know who have tried this shoe, but fits me like a glove.



    This shoe is very comparable to the Solutions, but feels more substantial, as far as the sole is concerned. I, personally, am a fan of this, as it allows you to size them more comfortably, as the shoe itself holds its shape without your foot needing to be super flexed. The Nexxo is very like the Shaman, but slightly more aggressive and not quite as substantial feeling.



    They do run a bit small; I had to go up a half size from my Shamans before I could get my feet into them.

    Great Shoes

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size

    I love this shoe. I have climbed in a couple different shoes now and this is my favorite aggressive shoe. I have also climbed in Team 5.10s and Shamans.



    They are very comparable to the Teams. This is because both are both aggressive slippers. The Major differences are the sensitivity and the depth of the heel cup. The rubber is much thinner on the team and you can really get a feel for the hold your on but the heel cup is much deeper and tends to rub on my foot and for this reason I prefer the Nexxo. This is not to say the Team is a bad shoe in fact I prefer sensitivity of the Team they just don't fit me as well.



    The big difference between these and the shamans is the sizing and the type of downturn. So the Shaman is a better shoe for a high volume foot the Nexxo is gonna run a little narrower with a pointier

    toe. I wear a 11 in both but the Nexxo's feel much more snug. My brother has a wide foot so he prefers the Shamans. The other big difference is that the toe is not really that downturned like the Shaman but the arch of the shoe is giving it a more aggressive shape. which means they will smear if needed.



    Overall if you are looking for really good aggressive shoe for bouldering and sport climbing these are a great choice. I also would say get them tight and if you aren't used to aggressive shoes these are gonna hurt like hell the first time you wear them if sized properly.

    NexBestThing

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

    So I've been wearing these exclusively for a few weeks to break them in over a wide variety of terrain - indoor, granite, polished limestone, and fresh limestone. They are now well-broken in and have been through enough different movement styles to give them a clear review.

    I sized the same as my Shamans (which is the same as my street shoe), and the first two rounds I questioned whether they would fit - it is definitely a smaller volume shoe in all directions compared to the Shaman, and it was some effort to get them on. That said, after several hours climbing in them over several sessions, they have adapted well to my feet - easy to slide on, still a tight fit but comfortable enough to wear while working a route for over 30 minutes.

    The pros - very precise toe, especially on steeper terrain. For problems and routes that require getting the toe in on a small hold and keeping it there, these work great. I was really impressed by how hard I could edge down on miniscule footholds on vertical climbing. Heel and toe-hooking are what you would expect - a moderately deep heel cup and the single strap keep the shoe on even when yarding hard on a heel, and the extended toe patch scums into the wall just fine.

    Shoe gets a little warm for extended wear, but I think this is every shoe that has a large rubber toe patch for hooking - climbing rubber doesn't breathe. Rubber is a little thick to start, but to be fair, it does extend the life of the shoe significantly, and I rarely think the extra 1 mm of rubber is what is ever going to hold me back.

    General Consensus - super precise shoe to point directly into holds and gain good purchase; high performance with a good level of comfort once broken in. Sized similar to Shamans, especially if these are being used as the SEND shoes, but might be worth it to go a 1/2 size up if it is used as a training pair.

    Like cheating at bouldering

    Now that I've tested them thoroughly outdoors I'll add a few notes to my original review.



    * There is no stretch. The size I got fits my perfectly snuggly but comfortably, and they still fit the same way. The aggressive downcamber is still there even after walking around the crag in them. Only time will tell if they hold their shape as well as Evolv says they will but so far so good.

    * I LOVE the precision toe. The more rounded toe on the Shaman was my least favorite aspect of the shoe, and the Nexxo fixes that.

    * They have the Shaman's superb heel hooking talents, but they toe hook even better.

    * Definitely don't use them for technical (edging) slab; they work great but your toe will get sore very fast. They don't offer enough support. But on smearing slab, especially topping out a boulder, they are great.

    * Overall, they feel as aggressive, perhaps even slightly moreso, than the Shamans, even though they actually have less downturned toes. I think the more aggressive downcamber gives it the same performance feel with less discomfort.



    My original conclusion stands: I think these are the best performance bouldering shoe on the market. I definitely see these totally replacing the Shamans in my quiver.

    Like cheating at bouldering

    John is making me miss the west coast sessions in Lake Tahoe! I was there a few months ago and it was still too cold to boulder at higher elevations. Many of the roads to "deeper" areas were too socked in with snow to access the SUPER HIGH BALLS in the area.



    Have fun man! Great reviews!



    And I concur, these shoes have a special place in my heart right next to the Shamans!



    Get yourselves a pair before they sell out backcountry.com peeps. Woot!

    Do these shoes stretch at all?