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Shaman Lace Climbing Shoe

4.777777777777778 out of 5 stars
9 Reviews
$199.00
Color:Gold/Grey/White

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Why We Like The Evolv Shaman Lace Climbing Shoe

The Shaman Lace Climbing Shoe gives us the edging power we need when making our way up steep faces or training on the overhung system board at the gym. Its stiff heel rand keeps our toes forward in a power position to maximize use of micro grips and penny edges alike.

Details

  • Aggressive climbing shoe designed for powerful edging indoors and out
  • Synthetic upper material will stretch minimally over time
  • Love bump midsole places your toes in a crimped position for power
  • Upper knuckle box prevents your toes from smashing against the top
  • Trax SAS rubber is stiff and ultra sticky for maximum grip
  • Item #EVLZ04O
Upper Material
Synthratek VX (vegan synthetic microsuede)
Lining
[upper] synthetic suede, [footbed] none
Closure
asymmetric lacing
Midsole
MX-P (1mm half-length), Love Bump (1.6mm half-length), dark spine heel
Rubber
Trax SAS 4.2mm
Manufacturer Warranty
limited lifetime
Activity
sport climbing, bouldering
Claimed Weight
[single, US9] 9.3oz
Asymmetrical Curvature
aggressive
Profile
downturned

Overall Rating

5 based on 9 ratings

Review Summary

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5 Stars - 7 reviews

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5 out of 5 stars

December 26, 2023

My new favorite shoe

Absolutely love this shoe. I've been partial to Solutions and Instincts in the past, and this was my first Evolv shoe. After a bit of a painful break-in period, they have been fantastic. I've used them on outdoor and indoor bouldering and sport, and had the best few months of climbing ever. Precise toes, great edges, solid toe hooks, and the best heel hooks of any shoe I've worn. The rubber is still doing well too. I love the extra control the laces give, and the style, though it's not always as convenient as a strap.

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Brennan C
ExpertVoice.com

Originally reviewed on ExpertVoice.com

5 out of 5 stars

October 3, 2023

Best of most worlds

Man I love these shoes. They’re bomber. Good for edging, smearing, sport, and bouldering. The shoes are fairly stiff, but even so I found they work wonderfully on slab. They’re fairly downturned as well, which had me skeptical of their effectiveness on vertical and less than vertical terrain, but my doubts were quickly dismissed. I use these for climbing on a lot of dacite, which climbs pretty similarly to granite. They work great on limestone sport climbs as well. A wonderful stiff, but not too stiff, bouldering and sport climbing shoe. I got exactly my street shoe size, maybe a half size up (I wear a 10 in vans and A 41.5 in solutions) and I got a size 10 shoe. Hurt a bit but broke in perfectly. Thanks evolv!

Cole
Evolv

Originally reviewed on Evolv

5 out of 5 stars

September 30, 2023

Favorite shoe for hard route climbs!

I love the Shaman Lace for climbing hard on limestone routes. You can edge very precisely. The shoes is very stiff which allows one to put more pressure on your toe point. I order them not too small (same than street shoe), which gives more confort and allow the shoe to break in better on my opinion. Best use for limestone routes, overhangs as well as more vertical climbs.

Alizée Dufraisse
Evolv

Originally reviewed on Evolv

4 out of 5 stars

April 22, 2023

Great shoe, powerful and sticky. Weird heel fit

Bought this as a outdoor shoe as I live in the northeast and all we have a tiny edges basically. Out of the box super comfortable, the knuckle box and love bump both work as advertised. Toe is the best I’ve used hands down, love the power you can get. The front end fits my foot great, all my toes are curled up without stacking on top of eachother, but the shoe still feels very tight. The only complain I have is the heel fit, I have a very narrow heel and struggled to find shoes that fit that, evolv seems to fit the width very well, but the overall shape just doesn’t seem to work great with my heel. It hasn’t been a huge issue when hooking, but my heel doesn’t really sit in the bottom of the shoe, which ends up affecting how much I can feel below it. Never pops out, no slippage really, just some air under my heel. With that being said, I wanted a shoe for outdoor bouldering with tiny edges, and this is absolutely perfect for that. 4.5 stars would be more appropriate for my review.

Shawn
Evolv

Originally reviewed on Evolv

5 out of 5 stars

April 5, 2023

Thank you evolv

I bought the Shaman lace for use on the crag I was skeptical about the fit to take having a pair of phantoms in size 7.5 even if they fit the size of my road shoe they are much smaller but due to the neoprene thing that expands over the fingers this was not a problem. Instead for the Shaman I chose half a size more than the phanton and I must say that I immediately had an excellent sensation of precise wrapping all around the foot and the arched toes but not too much so as not to be able to keep them in the feet, it has become my Favorite shoe, I recommend it to everyone, even my son who is in the pro Evolv program is super happy to compete with shaman pro and zenith, what else to say Thank you Evolv

Alessandro71
Evolv

Originally reviewed on Evolv

4 out of 5 stars

November 9, 2022

MI SENSACION

EL PRODUCTO ES PERFECTO TIENE UNA ADAPTACION MUY BUENA (A LO QUE SE REFIERE A MI PIE) TIENE UN BUEN CANTEO EN REGLETAS Y SIENDO UN PIE DE GATO BASTANTE DURO EN PLACA DE GRANITO ME DA MUCHA SEGURIDAD. SOLO DOS COSAS QUE CREO QUE PODRIAN MEJORAR 1- EL CORDAGE PARA MI LE FALTA SIMPLEMENTE EN LA PARTE SUPERIOR OTROS ORIFICIOS PARA PODER CERRAR UN POCO MAS. 2- LA UNION DE LA PUNTERA CON LA SUELA NO SE EL MOTIVO PERO RAPIDAMENTE SE DESPEGA. POR LO DEMAS EL SHAMAN LACE ES PERFECTO

VICTOR
Evolv

Originally reviewed on Evolv

5 out of 5 stars

September 7, 2022

Edging Beasts!

This is my first, but absolutely not my last, procurement of Evolve shoes. I have kinda "chubby" feet, so fitting is always a challenge. More on that in a second. I love the forefoot on this shoe! It's severely downturned, very asymmetrical, and the concavity puts your toes, especially your big toe, in exactly the right position. I like the split sole as opposed to one that extends the length of the shoe; and the heel fits snugly, although I wish it was about 1/16th of an inch higher. *I think the shoe runs quite small = I wear a 45.5/12 in a certain other brand, but had to go up to a size 13 in these; which was still "technically" snug. The rounded toe enables you to apply your big toe to very small edges. All in all a super shoe. I am ready to get some Phantoms from Evolve now!

georgeb
Evolv

Originally reviewed on Evolv

5 out of 5 stars

September 7, 2022

Edging Beast!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Size Bought:
13
Height:
5' 11"
Weight:
225

Up until now, I've been all LaSportiva. I like the edging of my Katanas and Miura VSs and the split soles of my Solutions and Solution Comps. But when I saw the new Evolve Shaman Laces, I thought they might indeed incorporate all the features I mentioned above in one shoe. And Boy! Is that ever true! The front is stiff, severly downturned torqued and concave, so you can really feel the curvature of your toes and the correct power alignment of your big toe. The toebox is not "pointy", so guys with somewhat wide forefeet might really like it. That's true in my case. Look at the rounding of the forefoot and you can see how you could apply your big toe to a small crimpy foothold; it's not as "pointy" as the La Sportivas. The ONLY thing I do not like is how undersized the fitting it. I wear 45.5 (12) in all my La Sportivas; and I simply could not squeeze my foot into a 12 in this shoe. So I jumped to a size 13 and although it too was "technical" tight, it was bearable. If this is an example of Evolve shoes, it definitely will not be the last pair I buy. indeed, I am peeking at a pair of Phantoms for Indoors LOL.

Jeanne R
5 out of 5 stars

June 21, 2022

WOW! What a powerful shoe!

For starters, I have a binful of another brand's shoes; all in Size 45.5/12. I was looking for a shoe that combined incredible edging, a split sole, a forefoot to accommodate my wide, weird shaped feet and a tight heel. Couldn't find a shoe that ticked all my boxes until I researched the Shaman Lace. I followed the instructions and ordered my street size and had to jam my foot to get into them - impossible. So I jumped a full size to 13 and Voila! They have a super tight but not painful fit; VERY confidence-inspiring. The "Love Bump" is more pronounced than the other two "leading brands"; and obviously is not going to go away. I love the extreme curvature. And the heel is tight enough I have to struggle to get them off. There's a seam right by my pinkie-toe, but it softened up quickly. Perfect, just plain perfect! I'm an Evolve convert!

GeorgeB
Evolv

Originally reviewed on Evolv