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Evolv Agro Climbing Shoe - Men's

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    Be aggressive, B.E aggressive.

    Go all HAM on the hardest boulder problems in the Men's Agro Climbing Shoe, Evolv's ultimate high end bouldering boot. This shoe combines a powerful toe with the ultra-thin sensitivity that the strongest climbers are looking for. Its Tension Power System pulls the forefoot from three different points into a downturned profile that stays downturned longer than the competition. Evolv's new Cinch single pull closure provides a powerful fit that stays out of the way when you're toe-hooking. The Agro also features super sensitive SensaTrax rubber at the sole, a tensioned thin midsole, and a VTR rand at the toe for a longer performance.

    • Strong Synthratek upper
    • Moisture wicking microfiber lining
    • Tension Power System
    • Cinch single pull closure system
    • Tensioned thin rubber midsole
    • SensaTrax high friction two-piece sole
    • VTR rand
    • Item #EVL000P

    Tech Specs

    Upper Material
    synthetic
    Lining
    microfiber
    Midsole
    rubber
    Rubber
    SensaTrax high friction rubber (3.7mm)
    Profile
    downturned, down-cambered
    Asymmetrical Curvature
    aggressive
    Claimed Weight
    [single, 9] 9.6 oz
    Recommended Use
    climbing
    Manufacturer Warranty
    limited lifetime

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    Comparing to Solution...

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: 8.5
    • Height: 5'9"
    • Weight: 130lbs

    Size and fit:
    My street shoe size is women 9 (men 7.5). Wide feet, with super high arch.
    In solution men version, I'm 39.5.
    In agro, I'm 41.5 or men 8.5.
    So basically I sized down one size in solution. Sized up one size in agro. I used the size charts backcountry provided.
    Agro took longer break-in time as it's much narrower comparing to solution. For wide feet, I highly recommend size up one size.

    Rubber:
    Agro's rubber is softer in a good way. Also it has good edge for sure. Feel more sensitive and sticker than solution. I love it!

    Heel:
    Solution has a ball type heel. Agro's heel is slim, a better fit for low volume or average heel I think.

    Have to say that although I love Agro, I used solution more because solution fits my wide feet perfectly...

    The best!

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

    Been climbing in La Sportiva Solutions all my life, couldn't stand any other brand. Won Evolv certificate at the local bouldering comp, waited for Agro to be released, ordered them and can't climb in Solutions anymore. On my third pair of Agros so far and loving them. They take time to break in (which may confuse first time users - give them two weeks!), and they don't stretch much (which is great).

    Back to Evolv...

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 8
    • Height: 5'11"
    • Weight: 137lbs

    So I've worn La Sportiva, Five Ten, Scarpa, etc. Solutions were my go to for a long time, Dragons too. These are only initial impressions but so far I'm really digging them. Great heal and toe. Narrower then older Evolv models. Size reference: 37.5 in Solutions, 8 in Dragon, 8.5 street shoe. Will update as I wear more...

    Aggressive Shoe! Tight Fit.

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: 8.5
    • Height: 5'10"
    • Weight: 145lbs

    I originally tried this shoe at a shoe demo at my local gym and was instantly hooked. The downturned aggressive shoes were sticking to all the footholds and felt great right off the get go. I ordered a pair the next day! My street shoes are a size 9 and I have worn size 8 in Burtora Acro's and size 41 in Scarpa Instict both snug fits so I decided to try an 8.5 in the Evolv Agro and I couldn't even get them on! I guess the ones I had tried on at the shoe demo were extremely broken in because those fit great at the gym. I haven't gotten a real chance to test out these shoes out yet but it should be noted that they do run small and you should order your street shoe size or even a half size up. Trust me!

    Great Aggressive Shoe for Small heels!

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: 7.5
    • Height: 5'7"
    • Weight: 120lbs

    I love the design of the heel of this shoe! I have been wearing the Lady Solutions (Size 38.5) for some time now, but have hated the large gaps in the heel. I've tried on La Sportiva's Sqwamas and liked it better than the solutions, but the heel was still a bit too big. The Agros fits my foot perfectly all over without any excess space. I was nervous about the rubber stickiness quality, but Evolv's rubber has gotten quite a bit better and is more than enough for the heel/toe hooks (I do like La sportiva's rubber the slightest bit better still).

    I had to size up a full size; I typically wear women's 7.5/8 in street size and previously wore size 8 in Evolv's elektras (women's), but I had to order 7.5 men's/9 women's for the Agros, because the size 6.5 mens/8 women's were far too small (I couldn't even jam my feet in). The 7.5's fit perfectly and are comfortable, yet still tight enough for performance. I do have to take them off every 3rd climb, but the pain isn't ever unbearable. I really like how comfortable and wide the foot entry is. Overall, this shoe is aesthetically pleasing, performs well so far, and fits like a dream for my small heeled foot.

    Excellent bouldering & steep sport shoe

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Height: 5'7"
    • Weight: 127lbs

    This shoe is just simply amazing. Just like the Shamans. It's a soft shoe but keeps its downturn profile due to it very snug heel tension. Very precise and a really awesome heel fit. As far as sizing, I usually downsize half from my street size with evolves and almost all brands (i.e. Five tens, sportivas etc.) With the current Shamans, I downsized a full due to its tendency to open up after awhile. With the Agros, I went just half a size down and it's perfect. It's painful at first but gets comfy after a few sessions. Fits like a glove. I had planned on using them primarily for bouldering steep stuff but now they're my go to even for sport climbing. Hope this helps.

    Love at first send.

      I haven't worn Evolv climbing shoes in a few years. The last pair I owned prior to the Agro, was the original Shaman. Based on what I read, I needed to go up a half size in Evolv since they started making these new lines. I wore a 9 in the original Shaman, and I wear a 9.5 in the Agro. The Shaman worked for me well, and I remember it being a pretty stiff shoe. So going into purchasing these, I expected a pretty stiff shoe. When I tried them on, they felt very stiff, as expected. I took them to the gym, and did a long, steep boulder problem, and they became immediately more flexible and felt immediately more broken in. As soon as I got done, I loved how they felt. I climbed with them all night, and I was highly impressed. The rubber felt super sticky, the amount of toe hook rubber was super useful at times, the sensitivity felt great, the fit was great, and the feel of the inside of the shoe against my foot was very soft and smooth feeling. Some shoes you can feel the stitching on the inside, but not with these. I usually wear Scarpa Instinct VS for sport climbing and a lot of bouldering, and I wear La Sportiva Solutions for select boulders and sport routes. I think I will use the Agro almost exclusively for both bouldering and hard sport routes. Great job Evolv!

      Blowing my mind

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: Runs small
      • Size Bought: 10

      I originally tried the Agro in my street size (9.5), which suited me in both Shamans and the old Primes. This size was just too painful in the Agro. Walking ten feet to the wall, slabs and toe hooks were unbearable. So, I replaced them with a half-size up, and all my problems were solved. They hurt just right before the break-in, and now they're... well... broken in.

      I've gotten a few sessions in them, and I'm starting to think there's nothing they can't do (in bouldering terms, of course). The cinch strap closure feels and behaves much like the one on the Solution, but it has an extra bit of customizability for those with extra-high or extra-low-volume insteps. It's also pretty easy to get into and comfortable once you're in it due to the wide padded double-tongue.

      The downturn is ideal and performs alongside any similarly aggressive shoe (Solutions, Teams, etc.), but the toe does feel bulkier than the Teams. They're definitely soft despite the amount of rubber on the sole, and as sensitive as anything I've worn. Evolv's SensaTrax rubber is standing up to all the polished junk I throw at it. It's an especially impressive shoe for heel and toe hooks. I feel more secure on both in them than any other shoe I've worn. The toe patch is absolutely gumby-proof.

      In a nutshell, the Agro is an incredible aggressive bouldering shoe. I would recommend it for anyone who has a need for precision on the overhung gnar. It's definitely not a beginner shoe. Size up!

      Blowing my mind

      So far...

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: 9.5
      • Height: 5'5"
      • Weight: 138lbs

      These ran a bit tighter than the Shamans for me. Maybe they are just more difficult to get on because of the tension strap. I went up a half size and they broke in after a couple uses indoors. I am a 9.5 sneaker and the 9.5 fit me super tight.

      As far as how they perform...
      They are a bit more bulky than the other shoes I've been climbing in recently, 5.10 VX and Teams. But, they also have a lot more rubber and will probably last longer. They feel more precise on sharp edges and small pockets and have such an good turned down toe area, it gives a little bit of extra height off the holds.

      All in all, it's a great shoe. Similar to the Solution, with a better heal.

      PROS
      - Seem durable, lots of rubber.
      - Velcro strap adjusts heel as snug as you want it to be. The heel will never slide off.
      - Excellent toe precision. Edging, pockets, etc.
      - Rubber is stickier than Sportiva or Scarpa.
      - The top of the toes are completely covered in sticky rubber that seems like it will last for awhile.

      CONS
      - A bit too bulky if you are used to shoes like the Drago, 5.10 teams or the VX.
      - Not quite as comfy as the Solutions but break in pretty quick.
      - Not a good beginner shoe.