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The ultimate performance climbing shoe developed from the ground up by Chris Sharma ideal for hard sport climbing and bouldering on steep terrain.
Downturned asymmetric with the knuckle box Two piece 4.2 mm TRAX High Friction Rubber
VTR3D variable thickness toe rand
High friction toe patch
Asymmetrical shape contours your feet for incredible edging over the big toe TRAX XT High Friction rubber outsole for maximum stick. Big toe knuckle box and midsole love bump helps obtain maximum strength for edging and grabbing Tensioned heel and arch rand eliminates dead space in the arch area
8.5 D(M) US
8.5 D(M) US
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The show is very aggressive with an extreme downturn meaning your toes would be 'knuckled up' to provide more power. The shoes are good for overhung situations. It features a 'love bump' which essentially fills the dead space that would normally form under your toes when they are knuckled up, which provides a bit more comfort. I knocked a star off because the craftmanship was a bit subpar to other manufacturers such as five ten (glue stains out of the side of the rubber etc.) and because of sizing inconsistency between the evolv models. Eventhough a 13.5 evolv luchador SC fits me fine, the 13.5 evolv Shaman is painfully small even when there is no weight on the shoes.
Heed the warnings, these run small. I ended up going up a full size. I have wide feet so buying shoes online is a challenge. I started with my street size and forced my foot into the shoe. I damn near passed out from the pain... Once I was able to get the shoe off and catch my breath, I sent them back and went up a full size. Now I can get my feet in them without tears welling up in my eyes and I am looking forward to the much rumored "they'll stretch 1/4 to 1/2 size" increase.
Feet aside, these are my first aggressive shoe and let me tell you, there's an IMMEDIATE improvement in my climbing ability. Toe placements are exact and hold, edges are sharp and sticky. I am very impressed with them and look forward to breaking them in more and more.
After reading all the comments, i followed the advise. Go ONE SIZE BIGGER at least. I usually wear street shoe 9, i used to have a snug fit 8 1/2 climbing european shoes (non technical), and i went for size 10 for these. I can fit them in with socks without hurting my toes, and i can wear them for at least 30 minutes. I guess soon they will stretch a little and i will be able to wear them for an hour or so. It is the fit you would expect for shoes like these ones, you have to get used to the tip, it is a different approach to climbing, but overall really good for overhangs.
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