Evolv Shaman Climbing Shoes (For Men and Women)
About Evolv Shaman Climbing Shoes (For Men and Women)
Closeouts. Evolv's Shaman climbing shoes deliver on performance without sacrificing comfort. Great for all climbers from beginners to experts, and for both indoor and outdoor climbing, these shoes have a unique "knuckle box" and "love bump" construction that provides extra room in the toe while securing your foot to prevent deadspace -- the result is improved performance with a more natural feel.
Specs about Evolv Shaman Climbing Shoes (For Men and Women)
- Recommended use: Bouldering,Sport climbing
- Last: Board
- Shape of last: Downturn
- Asymmetrical curvature: High
- Lacing system: Touch fasten
- Upper: Suede and rubber
- Lining: Leather and textile
- Outsole: 4.2mm Trax® high-friction rubber
- Weight (pair): 1 lb. 5 oz.
- Made in United States of America
- Visit our Climbing Gear Guide
- Climbing activities are inherently dangerous; we recommend getting proper instruction on its correct and safe use -- for any refund, climbing gear must be returned in its original packaging/coil, and have original hangtags and plastic wrapper
- Leather shoes will stretch out 1/2 to 1 full size after use; synthetic shoes will stretch little to none at all
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Most Helpful 5-Star Review
Performance- These climb amazingly well compared to my MadRock Demon shoes(a downturned performance shoe as well). They edge extremely well, and are the best heel hooking shoes I've worn. I feel very confide... Read More
Aggressive, Comfortable, Durable and on Sale!Reviewed by First Time Adventure from Washington on Thursday, December 7, 2017After climbing for about 2 years with varies used shoes that I would get out of the bargain bin, these were my first new pair of climbing shoes. They were beasts! I wore these things down so much to the point where they were almost no longer recognizable, and yet they were still solid climbing shoes and definitely got the job done.
When I first got them, the rubber was excellent and the curve was perfect for finding small foot chips and using your foot to pull yourself in. And even though the heel is lacking in terms of grip, I rarely had an issue holding any heel hooks. But by far my favorite part of these shoes are their durability. I gym climbed in these consistently for nearly 3 years, even took them outside on occasion, and only got them resoled once! The top fabric held up nicely, the Velcro straps never seemed to get worn down and the only weak spot seemed to be the tip of the toe where I eventually got a hole.
The most common complaint about these shoes are that they tend to run a little bit small. I honestly think it relays more heavily on the shape of your foot because I typically wear 10.5 if Nikes and a pair of 10.5 Shaman were the perfect fit for me!
Ultimately, I would say you would be hard-pressed to find a shoe that is this aggressive and comfortable, while at the same time being incredibly durable. Now with the new Evolv Shaman (2016) out, the original versions are at a discounted price! So, if you can find them in your size get a pair…or two!
Aggressive but Comfortable
Some potential sizing issues
Weak spot on the top
Runs smallVerified Buyer Reviewed by climbingmd from Maryland on Tuesday, November 14, 2017Runs quite small. Female normal shoe size 7.5. Ordered larger- mens size 6.5- still too small! Had to return but shoe seems great.
Comfy!!Reviewed by Des from PR on Monday, June 19, 2017best comfy shoes to climb sticky sole! I usually street shoes I'm 6 on sportiva shoes 5 1/2 and on these shoes I had to go up half size up 6 1/2 fits like a glove.
Great but smallVerified Buyer Reviewed by Jray from Michigan on Thursday, June 15, 2017Seemed like really good for some more advanced climbing; deep heel cup, good pointed toe and a nice curve to the toe. They run pretty small though, I couldn't fit my toes in comfortably.
Bouldering ShoeVerified Buyer Reviewed by PTava from Los Angeles on Monday, February 20, 2017Best Bouldering Shoes
Great shoeReviewed by Andy from Atlanta on Thursday, July 7, 2016I have two pairs of these shoes and have found them to be the best shoe I've ever had for climbing on thin or overhanging terrain. They are pretty aggressive but, thanks to the knuckle box and love bump, they are not painful like so many aggressive shoe models. They seem to be sized small. Though they are very snug, I actually had to go UP a size from what I wear in street shoes.
Buy a pair if you're an intermediate or advanced sport climber. You will be happy with them. You do not want to wear these on a multi-pitch route. While comfortable, your feet will be unhappy if they have to stay in them for more than a single pitch. Also, the big toe box makes them problematic for toe/foot jams in cracks.
A decent shoeVerified Buyer Reviewed by Colorado buddy from Colorado on Monday, June 27, 2016This is a good solid shoe. It is stiff and aggressive enough to grab the tiniest of holds. The only issue I have is it doesn't smear against the well at all.
Evolv ShamanVerified Buyer Reviewed by Colin from RI on Thursday, May 26, 2016I had no business buying yet another pair of shoes but couldn't pass up the great price!
Performance- These climb amazingly well compared to my MadRock Demon shoes(a downturned performance shoe as well). They edge extremely well, and are the best heel hooking shoes I've worn. I feel very confident on small chips with these. The stiffness of the forefoot is perfect... and the love bump (think of an arch support, but for the ball of your foot) puts the toes in a flexed position BUT without being smashed into the front of the shoe. The toes sit below the ball of the foot.
Fit- These run small, I wear an 11.5-12(45-46) in street shoes and a 12-12.5 in LaSportiva climbing shoes. These are very comfortable. The padding on the top of the foot below the velcro really helps the shoe conform to the contours of your foot with no pressure points. You can really dial in the fit with the 3 opposing straps. The rubber is definitely thick but I don't notice a lack of sensitivity/confidence because the sole is very stiff.
The new iteration of these shoes came out a few months ago and there are subtle differences,I've tried of a size 12 of the new ones and they feel very much the same as the "old" model....again at the price STP is offering, there's no need to get the new ones.
Awesome shoe! Ran small for me.Reviewed by Sonny D from Utah on Wednesday, May 18, 2016Super comfy, I have a wider foot and most climbing shoes make my pinky toe bulge out the side. Not so with these shoes. I am an 8.5 generally, and initially bought that size but felt like my metatarsals were going to explode in a pink mist. I returned them for 9 and things fit much better.
Great - Aggressive and ComfortableReviewed by Mitko82 from Colorado on Monday, April 18, 2016Used primarily for gym climbing over the last 4 weeks and one trip out. Great traction, great fit and excellent comfort level! This is an advanced shoe so expect it to feel 1-2 sizes too small if you buy your street size. That being said I'm 9.5/10 street size and 10 is sufficiently aggressive and quite comfortable after a few weeks of climbing (expect 1/2 size stretch). If I really wanted to push the envelope 9.5 would work after breaking in. I have slightly wider than normal feet and find the toebox roomy enough.
The fit reminds me of the Jet 7s from 5-10 for the handful of folks that have worn that shoe (though the Evolvs stretched less).
The Shamans have thicker rubber plate on the bottom and I love the edging (and extrapolated increased durability) that this affords. Not much loss of feel for me.
Love them - got another pair at the current price level for when this one wears out.
Question & Answer
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“Is the sizing listed US or U.K. I need 6.5 US”
All sizing on our website is in US sizes unless otherwise indicated on the specific product page.
“Whats the Eur size of thr mens 7.5? Wondering if its us or uk 7.5”
According to Evolv size chart the men's 7.5 is equivalent to EU 40.0.
“Is this in men's or women's sizing?”
These are listed in men's sizes.
I'd like to know the length of shoe from heel to toe, inside and outside.
So you mind measure size US 9 and 9.5
According to Evolv sizing information 9 is 270mm and 9.5 is 275mm.
“What model year are these?”
These are 2015.