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You've seen the Evolv Men's Cruzer Approach Shoe on crash pads, at crags, clipped to harnesses, and even in the city. That's because its cotton canvas upper is both breathable and durable for hiking, and it retains the look of a sneaker so you can rock it around town. The smooth footbed works with the EVA midsole to assure long-lasting cush, and Trax's sole comes from the same rubber used in Evolv's climbing shoes.
- An approach shoe for quick hikes to the crag and everyday wear
- Cotton canvas construction keeps the upper durable and breathable
- Smooth footbed and cushy midsole for long-lasting comfort
- Trax high-friction sole ensures grip on trails and streets
- Item #EVL001D
- Q & A
Favorite all around shoe.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
I bought these to use primarily as easy approach shoes, but now use them for everyday wear. Buying my second pair now. They are super light and minimalist and hold up really well. I've got a relatively wide forefoot and was concerned they would blow out with the canvas, but I've worn them a ton and have had no issues with durability. They are great for approaching as long as it's not super technical. They clip onto the harness or fit easily in the pack without taking much room or weight. I got a pair of the Evolv Zenders as well which is MUCH stiffer and does offer more cushion and protection. I much prefer the minimalist shoe, so I hardly wear the Zenders.
Fits true to size.
Comfy as an everyday shoe too!
- Height: 6'1"
- Weight: 185lbs
I bought these to use as a really lightweight approach shoe as well as a casual,everyday shoe. So far I love them! I usually wear between an 11 and 12 in shoe size so I went with an 11.5. They are a little snug, but as I usually wear only thin socks or no socks at all, they fit great! I chose to stick with the tighter fit because it is a more aggressive fit allowing me to climb/scramble really well. I would recommend buy the size that is at the top end of your usual size choice as they do seem to run about a half size small. Keep in mind that these are not the burliest approach shoes and I wouldn't recommend these on extended, difficult approaches. Also, they are lightweight enough you can just clip them to your harness and climb with them no problem; when plan to top out and hike down. These are very similar to the Evolv Cruzer Psyche shoes, but since I picked up a pair of both I've noticed some slight differences. The Psyche version has a bit more padding throughout the whole shoe so they are a bit comfier, but the slimmer profile of the Classics has been my go-to so far. I'm a huge fan of minimal shoes like Toms and Sanuks and these are along those same lines.