Kiss those rentals goodbye.
Actually, please don't literally kiss those stinky, dirty rentals goodbye, but do say hello to the Evolv Women's Elektra Climbing Shoe. You'll notice a few differences right off the bat. The first thing you'll notice when you're packing the Elektra to go up to the crag is that these shoes don't smell. The low asymmetry and flat profile offer the same comfort you need while you learn how to climb, while the sensitive midsole works with the Trax rubber to give you better performance than before.
- Evolv's best-selling climbing shoe gets an update
- Low asymmetry and flat profile ideal for beginning climbing
- Stretch-resistant upper redesigned for a better fit
- Anti-odor mesh lining for cool ventilation
- Sensitive midsole with Trax rubber sole for precise edging
- Item #EVL000Z
- Q & A
Really amazing shoes... with a catch
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
The catch: I would DEFINITELY recommend going to your local climbing gear shop before ordering rock climbing shoes online. And the professionals there know exactly how the shoes should fit.
I ordered a size 10 after trying them on at a gear store in OC. They fit pretty snug at first but stretched way out to a very comfortable size after three wears.
They have been fantastic for indoor bouldering!
The only small drawback was breaking them in gave me some blisters, but that's expectable and totally fixable with some band-aids and tape
Sizing chart waaaaaay off
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
- Fit: Runs small
This shoe has a lot of reviews suggesting it as a great shoe for an intro climber, so I thought I would get some for my girlfriend. After buying 3 pairs, with the last pair almost 2 sizes bigger than her foot, I gave up and went with the La Sportiva Oxygym. These shoes seem pretty solid, but beware of the sizing, even 2 sizes too big and she complained of her toes rolling over to fit into them.