Big wall routes generally have a little bit of everything to keep you on your toes, and Evolv designed The General Climbing Shoe to be a boss no matter what you're climbing. It can jam a crack, smear a slab, and edge a crimp better than most. The high-top design covers your ankles when you're in wider cracks, and the stiff midsole ensures support when you're crimping all day long. A slight asymmetrical design gives The General a boost in performance without disrupting the all-day comfort needed for long climbing routes.
- Evolv's trad master for multi-pitch climbs and big walls
- Slight asymmetry balances between performance and all-day comfort
- Trax XE rubber sole and MX-P midsole give a stiff feel
- Leather upper with a high-top design provides coverage in wider cracks
- Item #EVL001L
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I am just getting into climbing, and have been trying out a few different pieces of gear to see what I like. These shoes definitely fall into the "like a whole lot" column.
Before trying these, I had gone out a few times with the Evolv Nighthawks, which I found to be comfortable but not super grippy for me. Climbing in the Generals I felt way more secure on my footholds, which allowed me to have a lot more fun and confidence on the wall. The grip and stiffness of the rubber was awesome!
Pus, these look dope. And I'm from the school of thought that says "look good, feel good, climb good"
Fantastic feel & performance
I bought these Friday and drove down to Zion for a multipoint trad route (Iron Messiah), and it ended up being fantastic! These shoes made edging and jamming a breeze, and incredibly comfortable - they're the perfect trad shoe for people who don't have crazy narrow feet.
Is the fit similar to other Evolv shoes? I.e. true to size