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Rave Climbing Shoe

4.8 out of 5 stars
10 Reviews
Color:Golden Yam


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Rave Climbing Shoe

Downturned climbing shoes are all the rage these years, but Evolv's Rave Climbing Shoe's flatter last still proves its worth on dead-vertical climbs or heinous slabs. It's moderately asymmetric to balance comfort with precision, making it an excellent choice for technical footwork on dime-sized edges in the middle of a multi-pitch. The VTR rand maintains a solid fit that will never result in a baggy heel, and unlined leather stretches for a cusomtized fit and feel. The full-length midsole maintains all-day comfort with solid support, and Trax SAS rubber is Evolv's most durable option that offers the best traction. 


  • Comfortable climbing shoe designed for all-around sending
  • Flat, asymmetric curvature balances comfort with precision
  • Unlined leather upper stretches to customize your foot shape
  • VTR rand wraps around the heel for a snug fit
  • Full-length midsole maximizes support and comfort
  • Trax SAS rubber sole optimizes traction and durability
  • Item runs small, so we recommend sizing up for best fit
  • Item #EVLZ03C
Upper Material
full-length (1mm)
Trax SAS rubber (4.2mm)
Claimed Weight
[single, size 9] 8.7oz
Asymmetrical Curvature
Manufacturer Warranty
limited lifetime

Overall Rating

5 based on 10 ratings

Review Summary

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5 out of 5 stars

January 8, 2024


These shoes are my daily wear for just about any use on the wall. I’ve done a small amount of crack climbing in them, works just fine (not perfect, a better option is definitely a lower profile, laced, shoe, like the Yosemite). They’re satisfactory for overhanging features, accept aggressive heal hooks! I only ever feel slippage when aggressively heel hooking, like a brutal mantle. Perfectly fine on slabs and for smearing. Fine edges are manageable down to about 1cm. Extremely comfortable. I’ve got a medium, normal, arch in my feet. I’m usually a size 9.5US men’s, but I’ve got these in 8.5US men’s for a bit more response (I typically recommend sizing down just a bit). 99% of the time I climb I’m wearing socks and have had no issues with the sizing. They’ve stretched a little but I can still wear them for hours at a time. They’re quite durable too! Indoor use is fantastic, outdoor use is great as well. I’ve recommended these to multiple friends and they absolutely love them. This shoe will always be in my bag and I hope that this quality and standard remains! Thanks Evolv!

Eric H

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

July 11, 2023


I got these thinking they'd just be a chill gym shoe- they've turned into my go to outdoor shoe and they haven't let me down on any edge or smear yet. I've worn these on several long outdoor sport multipitch routes and although I do need to take them off occasionally for belays, so did my friend with his [very famous double priced shoe]. I really like the heel tension although that's the part making me want to get my feet a rest. I've only done a few jams but they did fine. I do kind of wish I got 1/2 size up to wear more comfy with socks. I wouldn't say these stretched a lot but they noticeably became more comfy by the end of the first multipitch day. Don't stop making these! I promote these hard!

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Mik Grr

Originally reviewed on Evolv

5 out of 5 stars

April 1, 2023

After Searching High And Low, I Found The Rave

It was a sad day when my Boreal Kryptos finally died, they were my go-to pair of shoes and I had bought several pairs. After searching for what was seriously a year, I landed on the Rave. They're a pretty neutral shoe, easy to break in and comfortable as all heck. So far these shoes have only been in the gym, but they seem like they'll do well out in the wild too. Stoked to find a new favorite shoe!

V3 Champ

Originally reviewed on Evolv

5 out of 5 stars

February 21, 2023

Old Reliable

I've put it through the wringer

Comfort, durability and cheeto feet are in your future if you choose these shoes! I spend 24 hours straight in these and didn't feel the need to take them off once!

Charles H
5 out of 5 stars

January 14, 2022

Awesome Shoe

I love this shoe!


Originally reviewed on Evolv

5 out of 5 stars

November 24, 2021

go to shoe

I've put it through the wringer

This has become my all around shoe. It's good for your typical boulder sesh, slab, and crack climbing. I went down half a size since these will stretch out a little, but right out of the box they were comfortable enough for multipitches and keeping them on while belaying. The rubber has lasted me a long time and the fabric has held up even after many crack sessions. Your feet will turn yellow the first couple times. The 5.10 moccasyms have too pointed of a toe for me and these were the perfect alternative.

Kelly B
4 out of 5 stars

August 11, 2021

These are amazing slippers. The Rave fits my my narrow foot perfectly where all of the other brands slippers do not fit me properly. I can wear them all day with no problem on varied styles of climbing and types of rock. The only thing I would say is a con is that the rubber is not as sticky as I would like, however it is not that big of a deal.


Originally reviewed on Evolv

cole aGearhead
5 out of 5 stars

December 14, 2020

Awesome shoe

I've put it through the wringer

The sizing goes with street shoe sizing. I wear street US 11 and US 11 in these as well, I do not like to wear tight shoes as well, I prefer a shoe I can stay in for a long period of time at the gym or on multipitches and these were a perfect fit right out of the box, if you want them to be a bit ,ore snug, downsizing a half size would help out. I'm sure these will stretch they feel like they may. So comfy. Great for crack/slab climbing and bouldering. Your feet turn yellow after some sweaty sessions. I use these, TC pros and Butora Altura shoes as my go to outside and inside shoe now and its a perfect quiver for in and outside climbing!

4 out of 5 stars

October 18, 2020

Great slipper for general bouldering

I've used it several times
Size Bought:
5' 3"

I use these as my general climbing shoes - I boulder indoors and outdoors. I ordered my street shoe size; they were tight at first but not painful, and they loosened up slightly by the end of my first gym session (wore them for 2 straight hours). They're now comfortable and for my level, pretty versatile. The shoe is flat and the toe is pretty round, so I would probably switch them out for steep overhangs. They stain my feet slightly; not as obvious as red Moccs, but it's noticeable. I can't say how much they stretch as I've only worn them a handful of times. I have a slightly wider foot for women's shoes, and found these to be really comfortable. For size comparison, I wear EU 37.5 in Miuras, W 7.5 street shoe.

Rachel T
5 out of 5 stars

August 6, 2020

RAVE Review for Evolv

I've put it through the wringer
Size Bought:
5' 8"

I've been searching for a training shoe with relatively neutral fit because I have a couple of pairs of bouldering shoes, but the don't allow for long training sessions. I've been curious about slip-on climbing shoes for sometime, and my expectations were pretty low about trying the RAVE. However, I'm very impressed by the support, comfort, sticky rubber, and fit of these slip-ons. The leather upper is very comfortable. The heel is nice a snug. The leather lining allows the fit to stay tight without any edges digging into the achilles. I really like the elastic band at the top of the foot and I hope it stays snug. I chose my street shoe size. Looking forward to see how they stretch. I expect the lateral areas of the foot won't stretch due to the surrounding rubber, but my toe knuckles might stretch the top leather upper over time. Evolv did a good thing here. I recommend these shoes to anyone looking for a supportive training shoe. 3 Month Update: These shoes are still my favorite to climb top rope or lead routes. They are just as comfortable as they were initially with minimal stretch. I?ve worn them almost every session, at least 3 sessions a week for the last 3 months and they are a terrific all around shoe. Bought the new Scarpa vapor lace at the same time and still haven?t worn those but twice.

Chuck S