Customer Reviews Of:
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.
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.
Verified 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.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by PTava from Los Angeles on Monday, February 20, 2017Best Bouldering Shoes
Reviewed 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.
Verified 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.
Verified 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.
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.
Reviewed 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.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Zack Johnston from Chicago on Friday, April 15, 2016Got these shoes about 3 weeks ago now. Cannot be more pleased with them. Edging is great, pockets are great, cracks don't even punish you too much for having velcro. I've used them at my local gym and outdoor recently at the Red. Was so pleased with both. I know everyone says buy your street shoe size, but PLEASE try these on before you buy them; they stretch a tiny bit. Not the full size that say, Miuras, stretch, but perhaps a half size. I ended up buying a 10.5 and i wear an 11 street shoe. They were originally like stuffing my foot into my girlfriends shoes until about week 2 of nearly daily use. By then they became wonderfully comfortable, aggressive, tight fitting, climbing clouds strapped to my feet. Genuinely haven't worn a climbing shoe of this aggressive caliber that is anywhere near this comfortable. I don't wear them around the gym only because i would like to retain that downturn, but i easily could. Great shoe and cheap now that it's discontinued. Get a pair. Please.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Sosa from Atlanta on Saturday, January 23, 2016I'm a fan of evolvs, they always fit nice and snug without being overly painful thanks to their lovebump!
I use the shamans as my redpoint/boulder shoes. They perform incredibly well in overhung routes. Heel hooks are always solid and the extra rubber on toes makes toe hooks stick really well.
Cant beat them for the price