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Evolv Cruzer Classic Approach Shoe - Men's

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    Cruzer Classic Approach Shoe

    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

    Tech Specs

    Upper Material
    100% cotton canvas
    100% cotton canvas
    trail running
    microfiber-lined foam
    Claimed Weight
    Recommended Use
    hiking, casual
    Manufacturer Warranty
    limited lifetime

    Tech Specs

    What do you think about this product?


    >Rating: 3

    Decent shoes

    Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
    Height5` 10"
    Weight170 lbs

    These are decent approach shoes but I won't be buying again. Pros: They are light and have good traction at a great price. Cons: They have no support and tend to shift on my foot scrambling up rocks. Folding down the back to slip into them seems like a great idea, but in reality unless your next climb is literally 3 feet away with no scrambling you'll have to tie them back on anyway (and that soft back makes putting them back on harder). The seams have also started to fail after about a year of light wear.

    >Rating: 5

    New Fav Shoes

    Familiarity:I've used it several times
    Fit:True to size
    Size Bought12
    Height6` 2"
    Weight160 lbs

    These are amazing. They are as comfy (or more) than Toms but with nice gripy sole. They're surprisingly supportive too, and actually have a nice sole in them. Haven't done any technical approaches yet.. I'd also say the fit is similar to Toms slip-ons for comparison.

    >Rating: 4

    Like Toms But Tougher

    Familiarity:I've used it several times
    Fit:Runs small
    Size Bought8
    Height5` 5"
    Weight150 lbs

    I have been looking for a replacement for toms for awhile now. I love lightweight easy to wear shoes that work for any summer activity. They feel like a mix between a light weight slipper with a few approach shoe touches like a cap toe and special ribber that grips well for rocks. These shoes do feel slippery especially on smooth polished surfaces but with this fit I feel like I could do some light rock climbing in these baby’s. As far as sizing goes I would recommend a half size up, and let the shoe mold to your foot. I normally wear a 7.5 in Vans, Nike’s or Adidas

    >Rating: 5

    This is THE shoe.

    Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
    Fit:True to size
    Size Bought9.5

    I've owned ~4 pairs of these shoes - I wear them every day for every activity. I cycle to work in them, wear them all day, go on long weekend hikes and mountain bike rides. I can hike or ride all day and my feet never get sore or blistered. I generally get 1.5 years out of a pair with everyday use (though they look pretty ragged by the end!). Then I buy another pair, shift my old pair to dirty adventure duty, and start wearing in the new ones. The insole typically wears out before anything else does, with the fabric wearing through and separating from the thin layer of foam. Even with the foam broken down, they are extremely comfortable. The insoles on the left are from a pair purchased in December 2015. The right are from May 2017, both pairs still in service.

    >Rating: 2

    Cool Shoe, But Uncomfortable

    Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
    Fit:True to size
    Size Bought9
    Height5` 8"
    Weight135 lbs

    I have not had any durability issues and like the way the shoes look. I wanted to like these shoes, but they are uncomfortable and have a few design flaws. The insole is too tall, and it feels like my foot is too high in the shoe. Too many hours in these shoes, and my soles and heels hurt. In addition, the rubber on the shoes marks floors and can be tacky/squeaky.

    They always feel like this when new - the insole flattens out and conforms to your foot pretty quickly.

    >Rating: 5

    Great shoe, many uses

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

    I wear this shoe every day around the city, they’re super comfortable and look stylish enough so as to not offend my girlfriend even though they are technically outdoor shoes. They grip my electric skateboard very nicely every day as I commute to work and back (~8 miles/day). The rubber on the bottom is superb for scrambling up and down rocks, better than my Guide Teenies which I only get out if the approach is longer than 3 miles because the cruzers are very squishy and you feel the rock under your feet after hiking for hours in them. I also like that l can fold the backs down and wear them as slippers between climbs eliminating the need to bring flip flops, and they are light enough to unobtrusively clip to my harness during multi pitch routes. I’m here buying my second pair, the first ones lasted about 10 months and I literally wore them every day.

    >Rating: 5

    Everyday Outsiders

    Familiarity:I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    Fit:True to size
    Size Bought9.5
    Height5` 11"
    Weight175 lbs

    The larger of my feet is a 9.5, I ordered a 9.5, left foot fits perfect and I have a bit of room in my right. I haven't been able to take them out quite yet, but already know I'm going to love them. I will be using them primarily for disc golf as well as light hiking and their intended use, approaching boulders/crags. Feel free to email or call me if you have any question. jrepman@backcountry.com 801-523-4066

    >Rating: 5

    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.

    >Rating: 5

    Comfy as an everyday shoe too!

    Height6` 1"
    Weight185 lbs

    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.