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Evolv's mad scientists melted down lightning bolts, kryptonite, pure attitude, and locks of Chris Sharma's hair to create the mold for the Shaman Climbing Shoe. At a top secret unveiling, several people were carried away on stretchers after fainting at the sight of the Shaman's revolutionary and aggressive profile. Built with input from the master himself, this shoe features a love bump under the toe to eliminate deadspace and a heel counter for structure and tension. Throw in Evolv's proprietary Trax XT high-friction rubber and the result is a shoe that's so advanced, it can even help you find features in drywall.

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5 5

Great Shoes

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

These shoes are absolutely great for toeing in and inside edging on even the smallest of features. Outside edging can be sloppy. Toe hooking capacity has not been fully explored yet, heel is a bit sloppy for my foot. Runs small, had to exchange for .5 up and still is tight on my right foot. Rubber is nice and sticky, durable as the rock :D

5 5

Climb to the Moon

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

These things can make good footholds out of a lot of crappy stuff, sometimes nothing. So you could climb to the moon if you wanted.
They have good sticky rubber, that's durable furthermore. Me and my cousin both have em and they're great. The "love bump" took some getting used to I suppose, but it's been a non factor. It helps these shoes fit like a true glove. They are worth the cash. Plus, they are easy on and off with the wide opening and the three Velcro straps. I go two or three times a week and climb in a fairly sharp area, but they are holding up great thus far.

I usually wear a 11-11.5 street and got these in 11. They fit tight, but I prefer that. So, if you run about the same and don't like tight, then go up to the 11.5.

Out with the old, in with the new

Out with the old, in with the new

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New Shaman climbing shoes for the season - I am beyond stoked.

**Note: the middle strap width has been manufactured smaller in the 2014 model vs the older 2013 model.

Celebratory Photo

Celebratory Photo

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After my first redpoint of Black Monday in BCC (big cottonwood canyon)

Outdoor climbing season is upon us

Outdoor climbing season is upon us

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Getting ready to purchase my third pair of these, can't wait!

5 5

Demoed and liked them

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

I demoed these for a day, and found them to be so much more comfy than the usual aggressive-type of shoe! I think they were a half size too large, so in order for them to fit i'd go 1/2 size smaller than what you wear. Definitely shouldn't need to go too far from your street shoe size, which is a good thing. I would have liked them to have more of a pointed toe, but I love the foot squeeze you get using the velcro.

5 5

Planning to get a pair of these

Hi, im planning in getting a pair of these for bouldering a sport. I wear a street size 8.5 and a 7.5 pontas (just tight enough) what size should I get if im looking for a tigh but still confortable fit after breaking them in?

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Thanks for the question! I think this is a subject that a lot of people would like an answer to because the Pontas and Shaman are both great shoes but with a very different fit, especially in the toe area.

The two shoes will fit about the same for mid-foot width, but the Shaman has a much more aggressively down-turned toe (like the La Sportiva Miura) for holding small edges and working steep bouldering angles. This more aggressive toe means that you won't want to size down quite as much in the Shaman as you have in the Pontas. I would recommend a half size down from your street shoe, so 8.0 should be a good fit.

As you may have read in other reviews and comments below, the Shaman, like the Pontas, has synthetic upper. I wouldn't expect either of these shoes to stretch much with wear.

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thanks very much! yes my pontas stretched just a bit. looking for the shamans to send harder projects since y normaly wear my TC pros for trad and full day pushes.

Comp at US National Whitewater Center!

Comp at US National Whitewater Center!

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These things are the bomb, found another pic of them so I thought I would share

Is there any other shoes besides the Galileo...

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Is there any other shoes besides the Galileo and Shaman that are made for wide feet?Is there any other climbing shoe on the market made for wide feet?

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BYson,
A lot of shoes from companies like Evolve, FiveTen, Boreal, and Millet are wider than the norm. Specifically I would recommend trying the Five Ten Dragon, Millet Yalla, Boreal Joker, and Evolve Bandit.

4 5

Very aggressive shoe.

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

Shoe is very aggressive and has a sweet shape, Very comfotable shoe and the color is sweet. Runs a little small. I wear a 11.5 in street shoes and got an 11.5 in this shoe and it fits very tight, but it will break in well.

5 5

Great, aggressive shoe!

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

This is my first real aggressive shoe (I'd been searching for one for a while and tried out the women's rockette's...but sadly, they didn't fit right). I purchased the men's Shamans because stores rarely have a good range of women's climbing shoes (lame!) and when I tried them on, they fit so wonderfully...painful, but workable! I mostly wear a size 7 1/2 in women's normal shoes, and purchased these Shamans in men's US size 7 (39.5).

Very firm. Great, sticky rubber, and very durable so far! Climbing some fun overhanging things more and more and these shoes make me feel confident about my feet every time.

5 5

Great Shoe!

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

First, and most importantly, I normally wear an 8 street shoe and I had to size up to a 9 in these to even get my foot in! So I super suggest trying these on somewhere before ordering them online, I had to return my first pair (8.5) that I ordered.

Remember, these are aggressive shoes! They're not supposed to be comfortable, don't expect them to be. If you're a beginner climber, get shoes without a downturned toe (aka with a flat sole) that will teach you how to use your feet properly. Upgrade to these only when you're ready. With that said, for how aggressive they are, I'm actually pretty surprised about how comfortably they fit. Honestly I can wear them for a while without having to take them of, which is awesome.

I am a women and have a wider toe box so I normally order men's shoes and and these fit my feet great, no slipping in the heel or anything. They're my first pair of velcro shoes, and I love them! I'm definitely spoiled, now I can't even imagine having to lace up every time I want to boulder...

5 5

Awesome Shoe

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

First off I had to go up a full size in these. I tried going up a half size and it was just to snug on my feet. I gave them a few climbing sessions and could tell I had to move up a full size from my normal street shoe. I have pretty narrow feet and these feel great on me.

Now that I've had these shoes for about two weeks and 10 solid days of use I can say these shoes are great! They're super sticky and will definitely give you that extra piece of mind your feet will stay where you want them to. I've used them on real rock (they feel excellent on real rock) and on the free outdoor wall near me which is fiberglass natural features and plastic holds.

For how aggressive they are they're very comfortable however I still don't wear them if I'm not on the wall climbing.

Be sure to try a few different sizes on from your regular street shoe size to a full size up to get the appropriate fit. Also try a pair of La Sportiva Miura VS. They're made to compete with each other but made for entirely different shaped feet.

EDIT: After about 4 months of climbing in these and breaking them in they have stretched out a bit and lost their aggressive shape. They still fit snug on my feet but don't have that glove feel. I think this shoe just isn't meant for my feet so I'm trying out the Miura VS shoe now.

If you're going to buy these buy the pair that's a half size down from what you think is your comfort limit and they'll stretch/ form to that after a few weeks.

Awesome Shoe

Alright, I'm about to bite the bullet and...

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Alright, I'm about to bite the bullet and get these as my first pair of evolvs, that being said I'm not sure what size would be best. I'm a 9 or 8.5 street shoe and my la sportiva climbing shoes are size 42 or 40. 5 in the pythons but they stretch. Giving that this shoe will break in but not stretch I was wondering what size you guys would be good to go with, especially with the aggressiveness of the shoe.

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Evolve actually does a pretty good job at making their shoes true to fit and might be on brand that I do not size down in. These shoes specifically I suggest staying pretty close to the shoe size you wear around town. If this is your first pair of aggressive asymmetrical shoe I would probably go with size 9 but you could probably make the 8.5 work. They will stretch about a half size.

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i think 9 as well. these shoes are real aggressive, and i don't size them as tight as my flat climbing shoes. i know that's counterintuitive, but that the way it works with these. and they perform AMAZING!

Great shoe

Great shoe

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Competed in my first bouldering competition in these.

4 5

Aggressive without the bear trap feel

The love bump and knuckle box combo is so evident the moment you put these on because your feet are in securely and snug but you don't have that one pair tear creep out the corner of your eye. these are super aggressive and can be really tightened up to ensure your foot is extra snug. I wear an 8 in street shoe and had to bump all the way up to a 9 in these. Now that I have climbed in them a little while they have broke in some which makes me think I should have gone with a 8.5 but do not count on these things stretching, they are synthetic. Also I being so aggressive and spending the money on these I was determined to find a shoe that really fit my foot and these things do the trick. Only thing that I don't really like is the rubber.. my first shoes were a pair of Five Ten Spires and transitioning from the Stealth C4 rubber to the Trax xt rubber it makes me miss my five tens sometimes. Whenever I have to get these resoled I'll just get them resoled with the stealth rubber instead. I haven't been able to get them on real rock quite yet unfortunately but I work at a climbing gym so I put plenty of hours in them. I have been told though they stick much better on real rock as compared to plastic holds but I do not know this for certain. They will give you a good climb regardless!

It sounds like these aren't too great at...

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It sounds like these aren't too great at edging, what is the best evolv shoe for edging, the geshido or geshido sc or...?

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i've found that mine edge on steep routes just fine. for more vertical or low angle routes, i think the pontas edge great, as do sportiva katans.

5 5

2nd Review - 2nd pair.

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

This summer I used two shoes mainly. The Evolv Shaman and the 5.10 Dragons (lace). The fitting on the Shaman definitely hurt at first with about 5 or 6 times of use plus some wearing them around the house during work. The Dragons on the other hand, right from the beginning, fit like a glove.

After putting both of these to the test on multiple different types of climbing I really believe that the Shaman is the shoe for me. Not just in my pair I am currently stoked on - but for my future pairs of shoes for years to come. I plan on buying a second pair when the weather gets cold and we all retreat to the gym (new Momentum, woop woop).

Another huge factor that I believe these shoes have over the Dragons is the rubber just seems more sticky/wears slower. I have worn the Shamans about 75% of the spring/summer and they still feel like they have more grip than the Dragons. Very strange since I am a big fan of 5.10. I just sincerely believe they are out performed by the Shaman.

This was my 3rd year of rock climbing and the Evolv Shamans really helped me progress this year. I truly believe that I would not have progressed as much without these shoes in my gear closet.

2nd Review - 2nd pair.

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