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Edge, hook, and grab like your feet have fingers.

Tough sport routes and overhanging boulder problems demand an aggressive, precise specialty shoe. Enter the asymmetrical, downturned design of the Evolv Predator G2. Dual instep straps make getting in and out easier than a V0, and the non-stretch synthetic upper performs reliably hour after hour, day after day without losing its shape.

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Hello. I want this shoes. Do i need to buy...

Hello. I want this shoes. Do i need to buy something else to get free shipping? I need sheeping to Ukraine

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4 5

Great

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

My first pair of Evolvs. I've stuck with 510 and Red Chili for several years, but I wanted to check them out. Great traction on small nubs. The fit is really tight so get a size bigger than you would otherwise.

5 5

Very similar to the Shamans

These shoes are great, just like their sister shoe, the evolve shamans. They are very aggressive and have a wicked heel hook. edging is rather decent and their toe hooks are pretty good as well. The only part that isn't the same as the Shaman is the toe box, which the predator lacks. After using the Shamans for 2 years, not having a toe box kills my big toe.
The sizing for these are true to your street shoe. I am a size 10 and bought a 10. occasionally my toes will go numb because they are to tight but ive only used them a week or two now so i'm assuming it will stretch a little bit to allow for a comfortable fit.
The shoe rubber is really thick and that's the main reason I bought them, for gym use.

Overall, definitely a higher end, higher skill level shoe. I would recommend these to anybody that doesn't mind a little pain and are of higher skill level.

4 5

Working Nicely

I ordered these a couple weeks ago for my first pair of climbing shoes. I ordered a 12.5 after reading reviews that said not to size down like with other climbing shoes. When I first tried them on, they hurt pretty bad when putting and pressure on the toe. I about sent them back, but decided to give them a try climbing. And turns out, they work great. They still hurt a little, but not enough to notice at all when I'm climbing. I just take them off between climbs and it works great.

5 5

Great Shoe

I bought this shoe at 60% off, and at first, that was the major reason for getting them. I picked them up in my street size, and they were painful the first two days, but now I am crushing crimp routes that were practically non-starters before. The downturn is just right for efficient climbing on tiny edges, and there is no pain like more supple shoes. Throwing toe hooks does not feel good yet, but it does work.

I bought them in my street shoe size, and they fit wonderfully. If you want them super comfy, I recommend 1/2 size above street shoe.

4 5

Fitting

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

I wear a size 8.0 in the Evolv Defy and can squeeze into a size 7.5, but I wear a size 8.5 in the Predator G2s and can squeeze into a 8.0. Because these shoes are down turned, if you're not use to that style, they will feel tighter and your toes will feel crammed. I am an amateur climber and this is my first pair of down turned shoes, so I actually bought these in size 9.0 for comfort. Now that I'm strengthening my form and toes, I can tell that a size 8.5 would have been a better fit overall, but the break in period would have been brutal. If you're an advanced climber who really crams into shoes, I'd say go with the same size you'd use on defys. If you're an amateur, grab a half size up from the defys and deal with the pain.

In terms of performance, you can toe in and edge really well with these shoes. The rubber is super sticky as well. I haven't had them long enough to comment on smell or longevity. I hope this review helps!

5 5

Fitting

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

Obviously taking a risk buying these online without trying them on, but I can guarantee based on the initial fit that if I went any smaller than my shoe size, I would have had to return them. Will post further review after more use.

4 5

Great Design, wear quick

Bought these for $90 on sale on backcountry as my second pair of shoes. They are a great design to tackle steep routes and overhangs well above my skill level but they wear quickly. Also as many others have said buy your street shoe size. I wear 12.5 on street and did these in size 12, it was a very painful break in and the toe box is squeezes my left foot more than it needs to. *live and learn*

1 5

love the shoe, hating that they are falling apart

First off, I've only just contacted evolv and am awaiting their response.

Second, I love the aggressiveness of the shoe. They do hurt at first. I'm about a size 9 1/4 street (fall between sizes) and ordered a 9. My foot is a bit wide, so I could have gone smaller in lenght, but my small toe would have payed the price.

Not to the falling apart isssue. Out the box, there was slight delamination at the toe. Thought maybe not a big deal, but too a pic after first light gym use. Now, after about 6 gym sessions, the toe in one shoe has delaminated about 1.5 inches across and half inch into the shoe. The other is not a bad yet, but is doing the same. I have used these lightly in the gym, just trying to break in a little and reserve for hard outdoor problems. Evolv's response will dictate how I really feel about the shoe and I will post back.

3 5

Smelly

These shoes climb well. They smell terrible, as do all Evolvs I've had experience with. They stretched just a touch to become tolerable, though I sized them fairly tight. The downturn was solid, the rubber was good, got them resoled once. Wouldn't buy again because of the odor mainly.

Do the predeter G2's have a 'lovebump'...

Do the predeter G2's have a 'lovebump' similar to the shamans, solutions?

4 5

another great pair of evolv climbing shoes

I have had these shoes for 6 months now and they are holding up fine. I will probably resole them here in the next month. The predators are very durable and perform great on steep climbs and overhangs. The heel is my favorite, very sticky and feels like you can heel just about anything. The only thing holding these shoes back from being perfect is that they are too stiff for me to get a good toe hook, hard to flex my toes back. I wear a 10.5-11 street shoe and got my predators in a 10.5 fit perfect!

5 5

Steep route sending

Some basic stuff: I wear a 13.5 street shoe, and wear a 13 for performance in my pontas, evo's. I can not get a 13 on my foot, but the 13.5 was perfect. Easy to get on and quite comfy for such an aggressive shoe, which is awesome. If you haven't gone to a downturn shoe for steep climbing, wait no longer. I find evolv rubber works just as well as any on the market. I love these shoes.

5 5

Great Shoe, My secret Weapon!

These are my secret weapon for steep overhanging climbing. Super precise fit, and they're tolerable in terms of comfort after they are broken in. I went a size up from my Pontas (I wear a 10 in Pontas, and a 12 in street shoes) The rubber is very sticky, and the cambering of the shoe lasts for a long time.

3 5

good enough

Got these on SAC for half off the timing was right and so was the price. This is a good shoe, the downturn is great for toeing in on overhangs and the rubber on the toe is nice for hooking. The heel fits well enough, i have a narrower foot and heel (sportiva fits me better). The break in period was terrible not painful but long (climbing 3 times a week for 3 months!) it wasnt until a friend with bigger feet tried them on a couple times that they actually fit well.

a note on sizing i wear a 9 (or 42) street shoe these are 9's as well sized aggressively for bouldering, however most people i know went a half size down from there street shoe. I also have the Miura sized 38.5 also aggressive but much more comfortable than the predators.

***update: the shoe has become increasing sloppy, its almost impossible to heel hook on a small hold, even on bigger holds my foot shifts inside the shoe. They have also acquired the traditional evolv smell.
I dont regret getting them, they were cheap, i needed a new pair of shoes, and now i know that evolv really isnt for me.

4 5

good enough

Got these on SAC for half off the timing was right and so was the price. This is a good shoe, the downturn is great for toeing in on overhangs and the rubber on the toe is nice for hooking. The heel fits well enough, i have a narrower foot and heel (sportiva fits me better). The break in period was terrible not painful but long (climbing 3 times a week for 3 months!) it wasnt until a friend with bigger feet tried them on a couple times that they actually fit well.

a note on sizing i wear a 9 (or 41) street shoe these are 9's as well sized aggressively for bouldering, however most people i know went a half size down from there street shoe. I also have the Miura sized 38.5 also aggressive but much more comfortable than the predators.

5 5

Awesome shoe!

These shoes are just amazing! The break in period is a bit painful and I often seem to crack my nails in them(maybe I should go half size up) but they perform extremely well. I was worried that they wouldn't smear very well because of the downturn in the toe but I believe they still smear quite well. My only gripe with them is that I had an air bubble or something in the rubber seam and already have a hole in the toe(I do not drag my toes up the wall.) Will be getting the same pair though!

4 5

painful break in, worth it in the end

first of all i couldnt even get my foot into a pair of these in a size smaller than 11 (9.5 in la sportiva katanas). however after about a month of breaking them in and dealing with the bleeding toes they are totally worth it. they lost a little bit of their downturn, but are still comparable to the 5.10 dragons in terms of aggressiveness. Theyre super stiff, which is nice because edging is still viable with a little bit of practice. Smearing is next to impossible however.All in all i gave them a 4 out of 5 because of what I call poor planning flaws. The placement of the seams inside the shoe really caused bad bloody hot spots for me during the break in period. This couldve been avoided with a glue in toe cap liner or something of the like.