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Evolv The General Climbing Shoe


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    5 Reviews


    Big boss.

    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

    Tech Specs

    Upper Material
    leather, non-stretch cotton liner
    MX-P (1.6mm, full-length)
    Trax XE (4.2mm)
    slight downturn
    Asymmetrical Curvature
    Recommended Use
    trad climbing
    Manufacturer Warranty
    limited lifetime

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    Solid Shoe

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

    I'm a pretty beginner-level climber so i don't have much to compare it to, but this shoe felt sturdy, supportive, and comfortable. Good stuff - I'm a fan of this shoe.

    Run way small..

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

    These are great shoes for the flat- or wide-footed who want high-tops.. but they run really small. A half-size larger than my street shoes is the first size I can fit into.. and if I want flat toes for crack climbing, I'm 1.5 sizes above street-shoe size... better try these on at a demo before buying!

    Sad Feet

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

    I've been looking for a shoe to "take it to the next level" in climbing. Right now I have the best beginner shoe that is super comfortable but I'm ready for a slight downturn. Enter the General. It has that slight downturn that's an in between the flat and aggressive. The shoe also boasts good toe grip and a higher heel cup for stability on those longer ascends.
    Well sadly my sizing choice was poor. With my beginner shoes the sizing equated to my street shoe size US women's 6.5, with the Evolv General I noticed even when sizing to a US women 7 the shoe felt a pretty scrunched up with my toes. So I went ahead and tried the 8's which was a mistake for my heels since there was sloshing even though it was completely tightened and overall sensitivity decreased since there was so much material between my toes and the wall. I chalk it up to my heel being disproportionate to my toe width and should have went through with sizing up just to the 7's.

    Secure Footing

    • 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.