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Shaman Climbing Shoe

4.333333333333333 out of 5 stars
18 Reviews


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Why We Like The Evolv Shaman Climbing Shoe

Both a fighter and a lover, the Shaman gives us top performance without completely sacrificing comfort. The increased rubber on the upper secures our toe hooks, and the aggressive profile finds and sticks to micros with ease. With the Knuckle Box relieving pressure on the big toe and the split outsole delivering flexibility through the arch, our feet no longer cry on multi-pitches.


  • Versatile climbing shoe …performance and comfort
  • Aggressive curvature and downturn deliver max performance
  • Hardwearing Trax SAS rubber provides optimal friction
  • Synthetic upper reduces stretch to just a half size
  • Variable Thickness Rand reduces pressure points & boosts durability
  • 3 hook-and-loop straps for a secure fit and easy on-off
  • Love Bump eliminates dead space under your toes for better edging
  • Inset front strap allows for improved medial side toe scumming
  • Item runs small, so we recommend sizing up for best fit
  • Item #EVLZ04N
Upper Material
Synthratek VX (synthetic)
3 hook-and-loop straps
soft, MX-P (1.6mm half length), Love Bump
4.2mm Trax SAS
Manufacturer Warranty
limited lifetime
bouldering, sport climbing
Claimed Weight
[size 9] 9.5oz
Asymmetrical Curvature
aggressive downturn, Knuckle Box

Overall Rating

4.5 based on 18 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 2 reviews
2 Stars - 0 reviews
3 Stars - 1 reviews
4 Stars - 2 reviews
5 Stars - 13 reviews

Fits Small

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5 out of 5 stars

June 25, 2024

Overall great grip on the climbing wall for gym bouldering. Lots of versatility, solid intermediate level shoe. The toe box can be a little steep and uncomfortable but it does slightly stretch, then fits like a glove.

Krister B

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

May 25, 2024

Let’s talk about “wide”

Everyone says wide feet but I don’t think they actually have wide feet. I am a 6e width 43. The shaman doesn’t even come close. Awesome shoe but if you actually have wide feet on a brannock, you’re not just some bouldering kid who thinks he has wide feet, look elsewhere. These might just be roomy for average feet.

Mike D

Originally reviewed on Evolv

5 out of 5 stars

May 16, 2024

I have wide feet and this is one of the only performance shoes I've felt "comfortable" in.

Esteban P

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

December 24, 2023

I love these shoes

Kyle D

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

November 8, 2023

Perfect all-around shoe

Got the Shamans over 3 months ago and I love them. Don't have too big experience in climbing shoes as this is only my second pair but after using Kronos in the beginning, this is a definite step up in terms of possibilities on the wall. I'm climbing in the gym only so far and they work perfectly fine no matter if we're talking about pushing from the small edges or smearing on hi-angle volumes - I haven't yet found a scenario in which these shoes would limit my ability of completing the climb. Edging, toe- or heel hooking, smearing, everything seems to work just as it should in Shamans. I'm wearing size 8.5 US with my street size being 9 US and after a bit painful break in period they fit my foot perfectly and are super comfortable without any loose spots inside. The overall quality is great, the only thing i'm slightly worried about are the velcro straps that look like the weakest spot of the shoe - they already show some signs of usage and small fraying, but I'm using them pretty intensively and so far there's no serious damage to them. I've also used the front part of the rubber way faster than expected but I'm pretty sure that's due to my sloppy footwork. Overall, the Shamans feel so good for me that I don't think I'm looking for another model anymore, I plan to resole them as long as possible and probably just buy another pair when the first one is too worn out.


Originally reviewed on Evolv

5 out of 5 stars

October 12, 2023

Great all-rounders!

These are the first all-around shoes in my climbing journey. I am very lucky because it suits me very well after a short break-in period. I have an Egyptian foot shape with narrow to medium width and it is very comfortable for me like the second skin. Shamans are not stiff and not soft, they have a great combination of sensitivity and precision with performance. Good toe hooking and heel hooking ability as well as grabbing and smearing (love bump is a small obstacle here but for my 83kg it is not a problem to smear it). Long story short, great all-arounders who can help to progress with different routes and angles in any discipline. One more thing is the edging ability, it is good, not perfect but you need experience and strength in your toe for that. Highly recommend.


Originally reviewed on Evolv

5 out of 5 stars

September 27, 2023

Comfortable All-Around

I only use the Shaman's! They're so comfortable and the best all-around gym shoe for long training days. Great shoe.


Originally reviewed on Evolv

5 out of 5 stars

September 23, 2023

Feels great on any rock inside and out!

I love this shoe! It has been my new everyday shoes for about a year now. I have used it not every type of rock and it preforms great on all. It also does extremely well on technical overhangs as well as delicate face climbing. They are extremely comfortable for climbing shoes as well. I think that these are a great shoe for anyone from a beginner climber at the gym to an expert climber craging every chance they can get. All in all an amazing shoe!

Allen F

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

July 31, 2023

I feel great on overhung boulders, I feel like I can really weight my feet

Christian B

Originally reviewed on

4 out of 5 stars

May 30, 2023

Comfortable and high performance

I've put it through the wringer
Size Bought:
5' 9"

My climbing buddy turned me onto the Shaman several years ago when he noticed me bouldering in a slipper strictly for comfort. (My high performance shoes were too painful to drop to the ground in). Enter the Shaman. I didn’t realize how much performance I’d been sacrificing. After break in period I got best of both world’s. High performance and I could drop without cursing. I’m now on my 3rd pair. This new style is pretty much the same as the orange/blue (minus the padded tongue)... My only complaint is the stink. By far the stinkiest climbing shoe I’ve owned. Even the pair that never climbed outdoors.

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