Evolv Men’s Shaman Climbing Shoes: Bouldering
Apart from having an unfulfilled experience, you open all ways for untold injuries in the unlikely event that you career down south having worn the wrong pair of aggressive bouldering shoes. While there are many bouldering shoes, it’s important to know that there’s no one size fits all option. From size to leg shape and type of mountain, finding the best match can be a hassle. However, the Evolv Men’s Shaman Climbing Shoe is one of those to consider for all the protection, convenience and safety you need for most trips. What’s in stock and who gets the best benefit latching on this beginner bouldering shoes? Let’s find out in this review.
- Rubber sole
- VTR3D variable thickness toe rand
- High friction toe patch
- Good for users with wide feet
- Good grip
- Enhanced toe protection
- Not the most longlasting
- Size problems
Serious climbers looking to explore rugged mountains have a trusty footwear in Evolv Men’s Shaman Climbing Shoe. The sturdy design of the shoe includes a “love bump” midsole and a big toe “knuckle box”, both combining to give you solid power and premium grabbing and edging on any rock. The lining is made of materials that are not only efficient but ensure the cotton heel provides a non-stretch performance.
It can get tricky and risky when bouldering challenging rocks, but thanks to its rubber TRAX XT outsole, Evolv Men’s Shaman Climbing Shoe provides impregnable friction and great stick. Maximum arch comfort is a must when exploring tricky paths and rock segments. You equally require delicate footwork when taking on faces and slabs. Here’s where the savvy design of the tensioned heel and arch rand comes in handy by eliminating dead space in the arch area.
The best bouldering shoe for your adventure can only be one that works well for your feet and provides all the comfort you need. Bearing in mind that leg shapes are different and climbers with wide feet might have a difficult time picking a fitting shoe, you never have to worry if you have this challenge; the Evolv Shaman leads the pack for individuals with wide feet. The Shoe’s popularity unsurprisingly led it to winning Climbing magazine’s Editor’s Choice award in 2012. While this shoe might externally present as rigid, this doesn’t hold true when worn, giving you maximum comfort instead. The performance and comfort are further engineered to enhance fit with an inset front strap for improved medial side toe scumming and toe rubber for toe hooking.
You need power when climbing, and the downturned shape provides a terrific toe box for superior grip and better positioning when climbing. The toe rands come in varying thickness, ensuring you get utmost durability in high-wear toe zones without being uncomfortable. The upper is made of a durable and flexible synthetic suede that welcomes all forms of stretching, and in contact with water, dries quickly.
But that’s not all, there’s also good news if you intend a long-term use. If you have used for extended periods and want a sole revamp, there’s no problem. The Evolv Men’s Shaman Climbing Shoe also welcomes resoling! With full-length MX-P 1.5mm midsoles that give the extra edging power when traversing long face routes and overall flexibility and comfort provided by the design, Evolv Men’s Shaman Climbing Shoe is a worthy buy for your mountaineering needs.