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EVOLV Shaman Reviews

18 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

100%Rated 5 stars

0%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

78% "Felt true to size"

94% "Felt true to width"

67% "Excellent arch support"

Additional -2 Shaman EVOLV Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 2, 2011

C B

from United States

This is an extremely well-constructed, well-fitting shoe that hugs the foot and delivers power forward without being painful to wear or overly aggressive. Climbs all kinds of terrain, from vertical to overhanging. Smears, edges, and heelhooks well. In terms of performance, construction, comfort, and innovation, this competes with the best on the market.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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August 5, 2011

Blake C

from Chattanooga, TN

After years of having to carry 3 pairs of shoes to the crag every day because no one single pair would do everything, I can finally only bring my Shamans. Soft enough for the steep sensitivity yet stiff enough for more vertical terrain. The heel cup suctions onto your foot and will never come off on those tenuous heel hooks. Fits like a glove, super sensitive and all around a project killer!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 11, 2011

Adam H

from Boise, ID

The Shaman's are a great shoe for bouldering, steep sport climbing, and climbing in the gym. The love bump under my big toe helps me to toe-in and pull hard on bigger foot holds. This feature is also pretty cool for steep foot holds. I really like having 3 Velcro straps. I can do aggressive heel hooks without any heel slippage. The padded tongue is also very comfortable on my foot. These shoes heel hook, toe hook, toe-in, and edge well. I mostly go bouldering outside or in the gym, and they are great for this type of climbing. Overall, a very nice climbing shoe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 14, 2011

Teddy R

from Chattanooga, TN

My favorite shoe yet! I love the toe box on this shoe. The love bump an knuckle box work flawlessly together to maintain the power position of your toes. The heel cup is deep and soft. Overall, I feel very secure and confident when climbing with these on my feet.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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June 13, 2011

Ian C

 

I really like the toe box. I feel like I can stand on just about anything. The heel fits my foot really well too. Nice and comfortable too.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 27, 2011

Manning B

from Shelby, North Carolina0

This is perhaps the best climbing shoe I have purchased. The aggressiveness of the shoe is incomparable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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May 1, 2012

Anonymous

from abq, nm

The best craftsmanship I have seen in shoes. Similar in feel to a La Sportiva Miura but way more comfortable, and better on steep terrain. Love this shoe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 3, 2012

Anonymous

from Montana

As a lot of people say, the shoe starts rather stiff but it's really not that stiff. (I broke mine in in Fontainebleau and still managed to survive.) However it breaks in extremely nicely, and has an incredibly long life. I've been climbing with the Shaman since it came out - nearly a year. In that time, I've used it for bouldering (sandstone in Joe's, Font, granite in Bishop, Montana) and for sport climbing (dolomite in Ten Sleep, limestone in Spain, granite in Sweden, Norway) - and I've been increasingly more pleased with them wherever I take them. With its leather lining, the shoe is very comfortable against the skin. And, as by design, the shoe still performs even when fitted slightly toward the large size. The shoe generally fits the foot well, not putting strange pressure points on the foot (ball, toes, heel), so you can climb without feeling like you're deforming your foot. I love it and highly recommend it.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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March 5, 2014

Mike K

from Avon, CO

The Shaman is an impressively comfortable climbing shoe for the level of camber and downturn in the midsole. The concave indent underneath the big toe works very well to position the foot directly into small footholds. The triple velcro works well to adjust the fit and take out any excess space. The rubber on them is a little thick out of the box, but once it gets a little worn down the shoe softens up significantly and becomes much more sensitive. Gets better over time.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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August 19, 2013

Michael

from United States

Awesome shoe, durable, and gives a huge advantage on certain boudlering problems. Can get to be a tad bit uncomfortable but it is to be expected in such a stiff shoe. Trade off is 100% worth it.

Brands I'd also recommend: Mad Rock

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

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Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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March 19, 2013

Anonymous

from Ann Arbor, Michigan

This is a fantastic shoe. I have a wide forefoot, and it's hard to find more aggressive climbing shoes that aren't incredibly painful. The toe box in this shoe is roomy without being bulky. In terms of climbing, the reinforced toe and the aggressive arch allow for great moves.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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September 11, 2012

T B

from Colorado

Awesome shoes! FAST! True to size. Sizing more US style than most climbing shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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June 21, 2012

Haley w

from atlanta, ga

Definitely the whole package! The shaman fits perfectly! The heel cup never slips and your toes have the perfect amount of room. I love that the entire top of the toe has rubber on it. This makes it a wonderful shoe for toehooking. Also, the entire heel is covered with rubber which is ideal for heelhooking. The downturned toe is not only perfect for overhanging steepness, it is great for all angles. The three strap design allows you to tighten your shoe to your exact size and comfort. The shaman has comfort, sticky TRAX rubber, and is perfect for sending all your projects.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

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Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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