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Evolv X1 Climbing Shoe


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    6 Reviews


    The extreme one.

    Most climbing shoes are suitable for the easier climbs in the gym, but the Evolv Men's X1 Climbing Shoe thrives on the cruxes of the most overhung routes. This shoe is Evolv's inexpensive option for hardcore climbers on a budget, so all of them. It sports a sharp aggression for extreme precision on steeper-than-steep boulder problems, and its moderate asymmetry keeps comfy on long, demanding sport routes. Evolv made it with a non-stretch synthetic upper and plenty of Trax rubber to reduce stretch and ensure long-lasting traction.
    • Aggressive climbing shoe for gym training and demanding sport routes
    • Sharp downturn and extremely sensitive feel for challenging climbs
    • Trax SAS rubber with massive toe patch and heel rand for a solid fit
    • Synthratek VX upper with single hook-and-loop strap reduces stretch
    • Item #EVL001M

    Tech Specs

    Upper Material
    Synthratek VX (synthetic leather)
    hook-and-loop strap
    Ex-P (0.6mm)
    Trax SAS (4.2mm)
    aggressive downturn
    Asymmetrical Curvature
    Recommended Use
    bouldering, sport climbing
    Manufacturer Warranty
    limited lifetime

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    Fun climbing in these shoes!

      One sunny day, I borrowed the X1's in spite of my old Climb X shoes. The difference in my climbing ability was incredible. My footing was never a huge worry. I could focus on everything ahead of me and keep up with the gang. The sizing does run a little tight, but you'll still be getting a good work horse for your next big climb.

      Next Step up

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

      This shoe was a bit more aggressive than what I usually wear and it was really great to be able to see the difference on more challenging routes. I do agree that they run small but once you find the right size they feel great (relative to how climbing shoes are supposed to feel).

      Great Price Point

      • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

      Fits true to size. I didn't use them myself, however I was able to try them on. Rubber grips to holds well, and they're great if you really want to feel what you're putting your feet on., coming from the friend that uses them.

      Great Gym Shoe

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Used these as a gym shoe for a few months. Other than the sizing issue, I've really enjoyed this shoe. I'm not a slipper guy, but the fit of the toe box and heel sold me (once I finally got the right size). They're really soft and compared to other Evolv rubbers, the rubber on these hasn't started to round yet. I've found the rubber on the Shaman rounds extremely quickly, but these have kept their form well. The toe rubber patch works great and these grab exceptionally on really steep stuff. By no means is this an edging machine, but because they're so sensitive, they still handle thin stuff well.

      My only tip for sizing is that I went with a 10.5, which is .5 bigger than my street shoe, and one full size bigger than an aggressively fit Shaman (9.5).

      Sizing is way off but still a great shoe

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      These shoes are awesome except for the sizing being way off. Usually, I wear a 10.5 in La Sportiva but for these shoes, I found that I had to bump up to a size 12. Once I got in the right size the performance was amazing. The rubber is much better than Evolv shoes I have had in the past. Also, the heel cup is spacious which is great for climbers with voluminous feet.

      I would recommend you order a couple of pairs of these to get the correct size.

      They run small

        I am usually a 9 or 9.5 in all Evolv's shoes. I ordered the 9.5 to be more on the side of comfort and gym shoe but way too tight. Could barely get them on my feet and I was pulling hard. Ordered a 10 today... we'll see how that goes.