Evolv Shaman Climbing Shoe

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Building off the legacy of the original, the newly redesigned Shaman is the anchor of the Chris Sharma Signature Series. The new Shaman has an improved fit in terms of engineered comfort and performance with more toe rubber for toe hooking and an inset front strap for better medial side toe scumming. The upgrade promises to make current customers appreciate the enhancements while getting new customers to enjoy the legendary performance with comfort
  • Improved fit
  • Added toe rubber for toe hooking
  • Inset front strap for better medial side toe scumming

Sku: evo-shmn-g2-bluorg-5-r

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    • How long have you owned this product? N/A
    • What is your outdoor experience level? Beginner
    • How did this product fit? Tight

    Great Feeling Shoe That Didn't Fit My Heel

    In short, the shoe itself seems to be very well made and is definitely ideal for steep bouldering and performance based climbs. However I didn't find the fit to work well with my foot so I ended up returning all of the sizes I ordered. In detail, I ordered sizes 10.5 and 11 with the 11 fitting me correctly. My street shoes are 10.5 and my Sportiva shoes are 9. The good: the love bump is extremely comfortable, 3 straps means better control of tightness, very pointed compared to many other shoes The bad: the heel fit my foot horribly (too big in every way) In conclusion, the heel was the huge drawback to me with this shoe, but if the heel had fit me better these would have been keepers for sure.

    Los Angeles, CA
    • How did this product fit? True to size
    • What is your outdoor experience level? Beginner
    • How long have you owned this product? 3 months

    Aggressive, but relatively comfortable

    My first aggressive shoes. I was sold on these shoes when my gym had a demo and I was able to stick some super small footholds on a vertical wall. I thought, "wow, shoes/rubber do make a difference." Well, I would say I'm barely an intermediate climber who probably doesn't need aggressive shoes, but honestly they've helped me climb harder than regular neutral/flat shoes. I have to be pretty conscious of my foot placement because in terms of sensitivity these aren't the most sensitive, but I've learned to trust the traxx rubber on these shoes and once I get a good foot placement these shoes stick. In terms of fit, the evolv demo guy recommended I get a half size down from my street shoe (vans 7.5 mens). My toes have no wiggle room (which I like) and no hot spots. I would say these are a relatively painless shoes if the size is right. My toe knuckles don't hurt after wearing these. The reason I take them off after 10 minutes is because they are tight and snug, but not because any part of the shoe is rubbing or pushing painfully on my toes. With that being said, I wouldn't wear these for super long slab or vertical outdoor problems where you're trying to work out the moves because after 6 minutes or so of standing on JUST the tips of your toes the shoe starts pushing against your achilles tendon, but it's an aggressive shoe so yeah, duh. After wearing size 7 for a month or so I tried on a size 7.5 and realized I am happy I went with a size 7. I really LOVE that I can open the shoe pretty wide and tug on the love bump feature with mt toes to get my toes all the way in. In my experience, they are sooo much easier to get on and off in comparison with slipper type shoes. I don't see any need to buy any other type of aggressive shoe and I'm the type of person who likes to try a bunch of shoes, but I'm settled and more than content with the shamans.

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