Evolv burst onto the climbing scene in 2003 and has since built an impressive range of kick-ass climbing shoes. With a diverse team of serious crushers regularly slipping into a pair of Evolvs, you know that these shoes mean business.
HQ Location: Los Angeles, United States
Big-name Ambassadors: Daniel Woods, Dai Koyamada, Colin Duffy, Ashima Shiraishi, Paul Robinson
EVOLV SHOE TECH
Evolv is continuously refining its line of clever shoe technology. From their proprietary rubber formula, known as Trax rubber, to their Dark Spine and VTR (variable thickness rands), the R&D team at Evolv HQ rarely disappoints when it comes to cool climbing tech.
Evlov was also one of the first manufacturers to champion vegan-friendly shoe design. They currently boast one of the biggest collections of vegan climbing shoes of any brand, including many of their performance models such as the Shaman and Phantom.
EVOLV SIZE GUIDE
Evolv bases its shoe sizing on US street shoe size, so more often than not, you will find that the right size climbing shoe is very similar to your normal shoe size. Many climbers, myself included, find that upsizing by 1/2 – 1 size offers the right balance between performance and comfort.
As with most shoe manufacturers, many Evolv climbing shoes now come in Low and Mid Volume variations to cater to a diverse range of foot shapes. Their range of low-volume shoes features a lower heel cup, as well as a narrower and lower profile, fit the back and forefoot.