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Evolv Sports & Designs Co. is a U.S.-based climbing footwear company dedicated to creating cutting-edge performance climbing shoes and high traction footwear of the highest quality and providing unique and innovative products and services to the climbing community. Assembled in U.S.A., Evolv prides itself in its world-class research and development team that thoughtfully designs innovative products and continuously improves on existing models.

Evolv strives to meet the unique needs of climbers and offer special services and products such as customization services, and rock climbing shoes to accommodate special needs. They also offer the most "vegan-friendly" synthetic climbing shoe models out of any climbing shoe company in the world.

EVOLV: Selected For You

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Cruzer Psyche

$79.00

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Cruzer Psyche

$79.00

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Zender

$99.00

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Rebel

$115.00

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Shaman

$170.00

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Agro

$175.00

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Cruzer Classic

$74.95

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Cruzer Psyche

$79.00

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Nighthawk

$79.00

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X1

$145.00

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Rebel

$115.00

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Phantom

$185.00

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Latest EVOLV Reviews

Rebel

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

Very cool shoe, but fits about 1.5 sizes smaller than marked.

on July 09, 2020

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Cruzer Classic

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

Looks awesome, very cool design and comfortable after breaking in. It does stretch a bit, but I'd order a size up. Wish I did.

on September 14, 2019

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Kira

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

Beware that the picture may not represent the version of the Kira you are receiving. I previously ordered the Kira pictured here from Zappos and found the 6.5 to be too small for my 5.5 street shoe. I then ordered it in a 7 size, but it was way too large. Closer inspection revealed that the Kira's I received have black velcro, not the blue velcro shown in the picture. Per Evolv's website, the black velcro is the latest version and the blue velcro is a previous model. The black velcro version seems to fit more true to size because I then tried the black velcro version it on at my climbing gym and the 5.5 fit well. I did not climb in them, but beware that Zappos may not have updated the photograph. Black velcro = normal sizing, Blue velcro = size up ~2 sizes.

from Boston on June 28, 2019

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Cruzer Psyche

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

Taller sides than the original. I have size 11 shoes in almost everything (Nike seems to run small) and the size 11 was comfortable. I use them for mountain biking, and walking around so I wanted a comfortable size. I used my old ones as approach shoes and so I got a 10.5 -- if you want solid grip and good shoes go .5 size down. If you want comfort and style get the standard size.

on June 26, 2019

Cruzer Psyche

  • Overall1Rated 1 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars out of 5

The shoes leave black marks on my wood floor, pretty much a deal breaker.

on April 21, 2019

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Cruzer Psyche

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

I really liked these shoes! Bought them a couple years ago and one has kind of broke down a bit. Wish they were still in stock!

on March 27, 2019

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X1

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

I loved the Nexxos, these look and climb well like the nexxos i had(aggressive). But i did have to go a half size up on these.

from Chicago on March 22, 2019

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Rebel

  • Overall1Rated 1 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars out of 5
  • Style 3Rated 3 stars out of 5

shoe size required a full size larger than I normally wear. Have not worn long enough to judge comfort.

on March 20, 2019

Cruzer Classic

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars out of 5

They were a little snug at first, but after breaking them in for a few days they fit nicely. Unfortunately, they are not suitable for indoor use. The soles squeak and stick to flat surfaces, such as tile or wood floors. They also leave black marks on light-colored tile. They also show dirt very readily. Cool-looking shoes, but I would not buy this type of footwear again.

on September 24, 2018

X1

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

These fit REALLY small. If your second toe is the same length or longer than your big toe like mine, you will need to go with at LEAST one full size bigger than your street shoe size. However, once you find the right size, these shoes ARE THE BEST!!!!

on August 18, 2018

Cruzer Psyche

  • Overall2Rated 2 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 2Rated 2 stars out of 5
  • Style 2Rated 2 stars out of 5

Overall a pretty drab-looking shoe; the pictures flatter it way too much. The sole on these is SUPER comfy, but there is very little arch support. The toebox crease is pretty stiff, and digs into your toes as you walk. A thick pair of wool socks might fix this.

on August 17, 2018

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Cruzer Psyche

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 3Rated 3 stars out of 5

Extremely comfortable shoe. I did replace the plain black shoelaces with shoe laces that are more attractive.

on July 29, 2018

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Supra

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars out of 5

Felt comfortable. Bouldered in them awhile. They are stiff and have low sensitivity and three buckles is annoying in between burns. But I think they would be great for vertical to slabby sport climbs and for trad.

on May 27, 2018

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Cruzer Psyche

  • Overall2Rated 2 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 2Rated 2 stars out of 5
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars out of 5

Not minimalist in any sense of the word.

on February 09, 2018

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Cruzer Psyche

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

Shoes are comfortable, surprisingly light and provide a fair amount of cushioning while also not screaming "sneaker." They are great for walking short distances. The only reason I did not give 5 stars is because arch support is non-existent. Had to replace with an more supportive insole.

on September 29, 2017

Cruzer Psyche

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

I am a longtime wearer/lover of the Evolv Cruzer Classic. It came time to get a new pair and I saw this new style, the Psyche. It's really hard to tell, from the pictures and description, what the difference is between the two, so here's my take. The Cruzer Classic is a lighter build, kind of like Tom's - it feels like you could have sewn them yourself. The back folds down easily if you want to shuffle around in them. The Psyche is a sturdier, more shoe-like shoe. I don't think you would fold the back down on this one, as the sides are much thicker. The inside of the Classic is super soft and cushy, lined with microfiber and a very well cushioned insole that is kind of two pieces of foam (this falls apart eventually and has historically been my cue to buy a new pair). The inside of the Psyche is a bit rougher, lined with something more like canvas, and a much more firm insole - I would say not cushioned at all. I use these for daily commuting to work, and I have to say, the classic is a bit softer to walk in. I would also suggest not running in these, unless you are ULTRA minimalist. Lastly, the sizing of the Classic (men's size 7) I feel actually fits me better than the Psyche (women's size 8.5). Technically, the Psyche probably fits better (gives my toes more room), but I kind of like the sock-like feeling of the Classic. All in all, I think both have a place in my wardrobe, but the psyche will not replace my classics. (first two pictures are Psyche, second two are Classic)

from Washington, DC on July 13, 2017

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Supra

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

Comfortable and precise high-performance edging shoe. Slighter stiffer and narrow toe-box allows you to really dig in and stand on small holds, and there is adequate toe-patch rubber to scum around and under corners and aretes. Works great across a wide range of climbing applications, from sport to bouldering, and stays true-to-size with very little stretch.

from Colorado on March 14, 2017

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Elektra

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars out of 5

I normally wear a size 6 in shoes and had this climbing shoe in a 5.5. I ordered that same size but for some reason this time it was too small and exchanged for a size 6 and it fits great. The only issue with these shoes in general is they get really stinky with wear, but I know I like the shoe so keep getting it until I find another one I like better.

on January 07, 2017

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Elektra

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

These are a great pair at a reasonable price if you're a beginner at rock climbing. I normally wear a size 5 or 5.5 but 5 fit great on me. They're typically true to size and if you're going one size up then that might be too big already. Your toes are suppose to curl up a bit, and leave little-to-no room for wiggle all around. These are NOT meant for walking like any regular shoe and will be uncomfortable if you try to do so for long. Wear these without socks and although they might be slightly uncomfortable, if at all, they'll fulfill their purpose and stretch a bit over time. Definitely recommend these Elektra's and I love the purple color!

from Los Angeles, CA on January 01, 2017

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Elektra

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

I recently starting Bouldering (indoor rock climbing) this is a good starter shoe. The first wear irritated the back of my heel at first because these are worn without socks. After the first use I haven't had any issues. These shoes definitely feel weird, they are supposed to feel different but not hurt. They didn't hurt me at all. I wear a size 10 normally but 10.5 fit perfect. Your toe is supposed to reach the front of the shoe because you need to use your toes for climbing. If your toes slightly curl then that's normal. The velcro allows easy adjustment and removal especially after a hard climb!

on March 06, 2016

Elektra

  • Overall1Rated 1 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 1Rated 1 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

These shoes run ridiculously small. I usually wear a 8.5 or 9. I needed a size 11 in this shoe. They are cute and comfortable but be prepared to size up at least one full size.

from Brighton, Michigan USA on December 22, 2014

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