Evolv Luchador Lace Climbing Shoes (For Men and Women)
About Evolv Luchador Lace Climbing Shoes (For Men and Women)
Closeouts. Evolv Luchador Lace climbing shoes offer a unique balance of performance and sensitivity for sport and trad climbing. A stretchy tongue and unlined leather footbed provide a secure fit and help minimize foot fatigue.
Specs about Evolv Luchador Lace Climbing Shoes (For Men and Women)
- Recommended use: Trad climbing,Bouldering,Sport climbing
- Last: Slip
- Shape of last: Downturn
- Asymmetrical curvature: Low
- Lacing system: Standard
- Upper: Synthetic leather
- Lining: Microfiber
- Midsole: MX-P 1.5 mm
- Outsole: 4.2 mm TRAX® high friction rubber
- Weight (pair): 1 lb. 2 oz.
- Made in United States of America
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Most Helpful 5-Star Review
Not a bad shoeReviewed by gimmidealz from OR on Monday, March 5, 2018I (female) wear 7.5-8 in street shoes and I remember being confused by the sizing offered here when I was buying these about a year ago.
I got the 7.5 size, what I think is men's 7.5, and I'm glad I did - incredibly, it is the right size for me.
I like my shoes tight, and I accept the breaking in period, especially with aggressive shoes like these, when your feet adjust to the curvature as well as the shape. I had a week or two of only being able to tolerate the shoes for half an hour or so. Then I/ the shoes adjusted to become uncomfortable only after a few hours of climbing AND belaying in them (it's the standing around in them that's most uncomfortable, but sometimes you just don't want to stop, y'know).
I would NOT recommend downsizing: go UP to be able to use these shoes.
The other issue with those is that they are very smelly: the upper synthetic material somehow retains moisture for up to several days after climbing. Kinda gross in the same way as when you have to put on a damp swimming suit: it's weird, prompts "rationality vs. icky" internal debate, and you stop caring as soon as you jump into the pool (=start climbing). They do smell because if this.
Pretty agressive shoesVerified Buyer Reviewed by Andrea from Tampa on Thursday, September 21, 2017I bought this same brand previously in a different style so I chose the same size, but they were way too tight. The back of the shoe pressed very hard into my Achilles and I couldn't wear them- I have down graded to a less aggressive shoe.
Nice shoesVerified Buyer Reviewed by New climber from Salem, OR on Thursday, June 15, 2017I've only worn them in the kitchen so far. I wear a women's 7.5 (or 38) in normal shoes. In these, a 8.5 is probably right (hurts a little all the way around). These have a stiff sole that makes my feet feel supported (less stress on my big toe joint), and are wide enough for my wide fee.
Great!Verified Buyer Reviewed by Legend from Los Angeles on Monday, June 5, 2017These shoes are really great. They run a little small, however, they have really grippy rubber and fit well. A well made functional shoe.
Great shoesVerified Buyer Reviewed by Zoe33 from Utah on Friday, May 19, 2017These are my first climbing shoes that I have purchased. They are definitely a step up from the shoes you can rent from the indoor climbing shoes. They are very tight but work great!
Good semi-aggressive shoesVerified Buyer Reviewed by Brady from Idaho on Tuesday, March 21, 2017Unless you are very familiar with aggressive climbing shoes and like having your feet hurt after 10 minutes in your shoes, SIZE UP from your street shoe size.
I wear 7.5 to 8 in Vans, I sized these up to 9.5 to get a fit that I could wear for about 30-40 minutes before I feel like I want to give my feet a break. I also wear 7.5 in Tarantulas for a comfortable, all day kind of fit, if that helps give an idea of where I'm at.
As these are lace-ups, you will probably not want to have to take them off every 10 minutes; if you're looking for that get shoes with Velcro straps.
These shoes have synthetic uppers so don't expect much, if any, stretching.
Too smallVerified Buyer Reviewed by MF from Texas on Saturday, February 11, 2017I wear a women's size 11 in street shoes, and tried these in a size 10 (i.e. went up half a size). The velcro makes it easy to put on, and the heel shape fit nicely (not too high), but they were far to short and cramped in the front. They made my toes not just curl, but overlap each other. Had to return, but I would try a larger size.
Great All-Around Shoe for Comfort in Prolonged WearReviewed by Steve from CA on Monday, January 30, 2017In a street shoe I wear a 10-10.5.
My Luchadors are 11s. Pretty irregular for my climbing shoe to be a size larger but I bought these for multi-pitch comfort or a non-stop gym training, so I intentionally went a little bigger and less brutally tight then I do with a more aggressive shoe. So far it's worked out and I find them very comfortable: nice mellow action but still snug enough to make fairly technical foot placements.
If I'm cranking on a sport pitch, the shamans go on. But these have been great for prolonged wear. And at this price you can't beat it with a stick. I love Evolv, their rubber and lasts have treated me well for years.
Muy bien.Verified Buyer Reviewed by web from OK on Tuesday, December 20, 2016these are good all around shoes. i find them more comfy than the velcro muira, but at a similar level in terms of agressiveness.
Sizing: i went up a half size from street size. My toes have a curl, but not extreme like they do in the shaman or solutions.
Great dealVerified Buyer Reviewed by Sam from San francisco on Thursday, November 3, 2016Would size to your street shoe. This is evolv's version of anasazi lace or katana lace. Nice padded lining on the inside makes for good comfort. Will be a good trad shoe or face climbing shoe. At 60$ they are a steal. I use them as my gym shoe and trad shoe. Does not stretch much. Like all evolv shoes they start to stink horribly with daily use. They are much less ugly once covered in chalk.
Question & Answer
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“Hi. I wearing evolve elektra 8.5 women size still can wear socks. M thinking to try half size smaller for better performance. Can you recommend what size should I get for this unisex pc.
There is a 1.5 difference in the men's and women's sizes.
“Are the sizes listed for this shoe US men's sizes or women's sizes?”
That's a good question. Because I'm a 10 street shoe size and my Luchadors are size 11, which is abnormal for a climbing shoe. However, I would confidently say those listed are closer to "men's" sizes than the alternative. I think I had to send back two pair before finding the right size.
The listed sizes are men's sizes.
I wear a women's 7.5 normally (eur 38) and I wear an 8.5 in these. First few times I've worn them they are squishing my toes, but otherwise the shoes are super comfy and I love them. They are good for wide feet.
These are listed in men's sizes.
I think it is Men's size.