Evolv Defy Climbing Shoe (2014)

$88.95
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Short Description
  • Profile: Asymmetrical
  • Upper: Synthetic (perforated Synthratek upper); Lining: Nylon (comfortable and plush)
  • Midsole: MX-P: 1mm sensitive half-length
  • Rand: VTR rand (thick front toe area)
  • Sole: 4.2mm TRAX® high friction rubber
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evo-defy-g2-p
Brand Name
Evolv
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Redesigned for 2014, the Defy is the top selling climbing shoe in the USA. A perfect entry point to quality high performance climbing shoes and an outstanding training shoe. The Defy provides comfort, great fit and sensitivity to climbers of all levels. Plush, bedroom slipper feel and comfort for extended wearing. Soft midsole and sensitivity for feeling the rock and smearing. Hook and loop closure system. Perforated synthetic upper.

TRAX Rubber

TRAX XT high friction rubber is formulated to be the highest performing rubber on the market. TRAX XT has a perfect balance of high friction and edging power on different types of rock and plastic holds while performing consistently over a wide range of temperatures. evolv continually works towards being environmentally conscientious and sustainable. We realize that due to the nature of manufacturing we can never be fully green, but we strive to do our best to minimize harm to the environment. With this goal in mind, evolv and TRAX Rubber have developed eco-TRAX, a recycled content high friction rubber compound and started using it on products beginning Fall 2008, making evolv the first climbing shoe company to use a more environmentally friendly rubber on climbing shoes. The technology comes from decomposing selective pre & post consumer rubber waste and then reprocessing it to make a useable compound. Currently, 30% of the eco-TRAX compound used on select parts of outsoles is recycled material, however we plan to use a higher recycled percent compound on other applications that don't require maximum friction.

VTR3D
With VTR3D, the high wear zone of the rand is thicker, while low wear areas are kept thin to reduce pressure points and hot spots around your foot.

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4

These were my first climbing shoes and I never regretted buying them.

Pros:
Comfortable and durable for the price. Great rubber in my opinion. I used them indoors and outdoors and I always felt like they had a decent amount of grip.

Cons:
They stretch quite a bit. When I tried them on in the store I felt like they were plenty snug but I had an obvious increase of toe room in 2 months of constant use. I have size 10 (US) feet and I got these in 10 ½. In hindsight I would have bought them in size 10. Edging isn't the best but its manageable. You know you have outgrown these shoes when you start to care about it.

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