Alison S.wrote a review of Evolv Kira Climbing Shoe - Women's on May 30, 2016
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I started climbing back in November for the first time and initially started with the La Sportiva Tarantulace shoes. They worked well for big holds and easy 5.5. routes. However within a few weeks I realized that they were not adequate for much past that and so I switched to these Evolv Kira's.
Overall they are pretty rad shoes! I ended up going down quite a few sizes compared to the La Sportiva's and have since stretched them out a bit with the soaking technique and continual wear. The rubber is nice and I love how easy the velcro system is. One thing they could be better at is overhang. I wish the rubber was a bit stickier for some of the overhang routes and bouldering problems I work on. I will probably end up getting a second pair of climbing shoes that are meant more for that purpose.
However if you are starting out and can tolerate a bit of a down turned shoe right off the bat then these are pretty great to start with or get as an early intermediate level climber.
I haven't tested them outside yet as weather has been bad but that will be coming up soon. If they perform better or worse than what I have written here then I will be sure to update.
Materials have held up very well through wear and tear at the gym and have relaxed enough that I can now wear them most of the time without having to switch into a belay shoe.