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Evolv Shaman Climbing Shoe


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    26 Reviews


    Sharma climbed, Sharma approved.

    La Dura Dura, Jumbo Love, Witness the Fitness—the world's hardest climbs were sent by the legendary Chris Sharma, and the Evolv Men's Shaman Climbing Shoe is his key to success (as well as years of experience, abs of steel, and pincer-like fingers). Updates to this aggressive sport climbing shoe include more toe rubber for toe-hooking, an inset front strap for stupendous toe scumming, and new stylish colors. Everything else about this unlined shoe is basically the same as last season, like the Knuckle Box to accommodate a tighter fit, and the Love Bump midsole for more comfort in a downturned position. The Shaman also features Evolv's Trax rubber for high friction and the Variable Thickness Rand for a longer performance.

    • Synthratex VX upper
    • Unlined
    • Half-length Love Bump midsole
    • Two-piece Trax high friction rubber sole
    • Variable Thickness Rand
    • Item #EVL000Q

    Tech Specs

    Upper Material
    half-length Love Bump (1mm)
    Trax (4.2mm)
    aggressive downturn, Knuckle Box
    Asymmetrical Curvature
    Claimed Weight
    [single, 9] 9.5 oz
    Recommended Use
    Manufacturer Warranty
    limited lifetime

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    Proably Great Shoes but not for me.

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    I wanted to like these shoes but I have a hard time fitting into Evolv shoes. They don't fit my foot well and that's really the only issue I had.

    Great shoe for wide foot with small heel

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I have very wide toe area and small heel. Most shoes are too narrow in the toebox and have baggy heel.
    These are very comfy for me and the heel is the second best fit (the best heel for me is Five Ten Dragons).
    I wear 37.5 in most La Sportiva shoes and got these in 7.5

    Aggressive yet Comfortable

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I've been climbing in the Shaman for the last year and a half. I have an extremely wide foot making most climbing shoes a pretty tough fit but the Shamans are an exception. Its wide toe box makes such an aggressive shoe quite comfortable to wear. This shoe excels at climbing pockets, and edges on steep terrain, but it also does surprisingly well in cracks and slabs. Absolutely love it!

    pleasantly surprised

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    this is my 2nd climbing shoe, my first was a very non aggressive shoe, so this is my first moderately aggressive shoe and out of all the ones ive tried this is the most comfortable for my foot. i took them outside for their first voyage and i was amazed at how sensitive they were, and i could stand on things i didnt know i could! two thumbs up! also i sized up a half a size

    Shoe Beta Brah

      The Shaman exceeded my expectations in so many ways. I love the contour of the sole, and the rubber has phenomenal grip. I was very surprised with how comfy they become once you break them in, although the break in period takes a few climbs for sure. If you're using these for the gym, you won't find a better bouldering shoe!

      Glad I made the switch

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I was climbing a La Sportiva shoe and happy I made the switch to something with more synthetic material and more agro. I am a 9.5 street and was wearing 8.5 in La Sportiva. I was surprised with the small sizing of the shamans and went 1/2 size up to a 10. After a few months of light gym climbing they feel barely worn in, which I love because they have a predictable feel each time you put them on. They are comfy for the most part but feel tight in the toes to the point where I usually take them off between wall climbs. The shoe has a thick rand which suits me well as a habitual toe dragger. I will be doing outdoor after the winter and look forward to using these bad boys.

      Aggressive... but comfy!

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: Runs small
      • Size Bought: 13
      • Height: 6'2"
      • Weight: 180lbs

      The Evolv Shaman is a great aggressive shoe. Whether you're pebble wrestlin' or climbing a steep route the Shaman will be a great choice. And the best part is you don't have sacrifice comfort. The lining of the shoe is nicely padded and the knuckle box allows for a tight fit without too much toe scrunching. The sizing was a bit small for me. I wear an 11-11.5 in street shoes and I ended up needing a 13 in the Shamans. Great climbing shoe!

      Agressive, but runs small!

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: Runs small
      • Size Bought: 43
      • Height: 5'9"
      • Weight: 140lbs

      I normally run a 41 or 41.5 in La Sportiva and Five Ten, but in this shoe had to size up to a 43 and it was perfect! Tons of grab and felt great for crimpy toe holds. Definitely a bit on the stiff side.

      Evolv climbing shoes

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
      • Fit: True to size

      This was the first pair of aggressive climbing shoes I have used having always climbed in Evolv Men's Shaman Climbing Shoe. These shoes took some getting used to. The toe fit is a little different with a slight bump up underneath your big toe and the one next to it. I only used this shoe one day at the climbing gym and mostly bouldered. It definitely felt nice on certain moves. They fit great but think I will stay with a less aggressive shoe for the style of climbing I do. If you have any questions hit me at 801-523-4075 or email me at

      Evolv climbing shoes

      Awesome climbing shoes!

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: Runs small
      • Size Bought: 11.5
      • Height: 6'1"
      • Weight: 190lbs

      These climbing shoes are great if you want to be able to get a footing on basically anything out on the wall! Super grabby, super aggresive, super supportive! Definitely would suggest trying a pair out!

      What You've Heard is True

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size
      • Height: 5'5"
      • Weight: 135lbs

      One of the best sport climbing shoes I've ever worn. They are quite comfortable (including the extra room for the toe box so your toes aren't cramped up front) for how aggressive and precise they are. I wouldn't wear them all day but for bouldering, sport routes and gym climbing they are great. I prefer two velcro to three straps, but the three on this is fine. Great shoe and I'd recommend it to friends.

      First Aggressive Shoe

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: Runs small
      • Size Bought: 13.5
      • Height: 6'4"
      • Weight: 200lbs

      I wear a 14 street shoe, a 12.5 in a La Sportiva Jeckyl (loose), and bought these in a 13.5. Took about 3 months to fully break in. They climb great, very solid on small stuff, and help substantially on overhung terrain. I use these mainly as my gym shoes, and save my feet with my La Sportivas on long days of guiding or multi-pitch outside. I'd wear the Shamans all the time if I could.

      A great shoe

      • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
      • Fit: Runs small
      • Size Bought: 10
      • Height: 6'0"
      • Weight: 152lbs

      This shoe looks great, love the styling. And it offers much more. I'm not at the level of Chris Sharma (this shoe's namesake), but I've been climbing since 2000 and was attracted by the specs, features, and design. Because of sizing issues I never climbed in these shoes. A size 10 shoe accommodates a 10 inch foot, so the sole of a size 10 climbing shoe will be about 11 inches long; their size 11 had a 10 inch long sole. I gave up and selected another shoe, but I did have time to closely examine three pairs! The workmanship is excellent; not true of all climbing shoes. These will feel good on your feet (if you get the right size) and they will STICK. I ran my hands inside them and the interiors have no defects that will cause a blister or other problems. I'm still tempted to get a pair of these.

      Gnar Sharm

        These shoes are like, totally steaze-balls, can ya dig? I used to have some pretty weak shoes that were habitual mellow harshers, and boy did they make climbing the opposite of not unfun.

        Evolv Does it again!

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
        • Fit: True to size
        • Size Bought: 6
        • Height: 5'4"
        • Weight: 115lbs

        I love the new update and I can't wait to see the new women's version. Saw it at OR and I'm very excited for it's release. The reason I really like this shoe is because I have a lower volume foot but wanted a more aggressive shoe and this fits the bill. They fit very similarly to the old Shaman LV which is what I had prior. Also the rubber is just fine my shoes have actually lasted longer than my friend LSP Solutions. I would recommend this shoe to anyone that has had a good experience with Evolv's fit. I wear a womens street shoe size 6 and got a mens 4.5 = womens 6.

        They are Okay

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
        • Fit: Runs small
        • Size Bought: 7.5
        • Height: 5'3"
        • Weight: 145lbs

        This shoe runs a little small I wear women's 7.5 And I got these in a 7.5
        The toe box is comfortable. The rubber is pretty thick on the toe so it is harder to feel holds. The heel is not as comfortable but hooks work fine.
        They hold up well outdoors.

        Great shoe!

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

        Super grippy, seems to hold up well. Fits true to size, uncomfortably small on the first couple fits, but then it stretches out just a bit to the perfect fit

        do these fit the same as the old shaman shoe? I haven't worn them but have gone through three pairs before switching to five ten quantum and dragon. I'm looking for a easy quick slip on and off shoe and may try these out again. Five ten teams just never seem to get tight enough for my taste, maybe I'm spoiled by the laces but I can't ever seem to find a pair in Velcro beside the old shaman that fit to my liking even when downsizing.