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EVOLV Reviews

Defy Black
Defy Black Posted:
Reviewer:
Overall: Rated: 4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

Be sure to order at least two sizes up from your shoe size! These run super small; I have a size 4 foot, and my last pair of climbing shoes were that size...I did some research and heard Evolv runs small and ordered a size 6; my toes still press against the box slightly even two sizes up. Climbing shoes are supposed to hug your foot, but they shouldn't be painful. So, be prepared to order 2-3 sizes larger than your normal shoe. I like the straps (as after a couple hours of climbing, tying and untying shoes can be a literal pain), and unlike some brands, this one doesn't pinch the area around the ankle. It does rub the heel a bit when walking on flat ground, but a piece of sports tape can fix that (or just taking them off between climbs). They weren't as grippy as I had hoped, and the first time I used them I slipped off the wall. Once I put some chalk on the toe and heel, they held a little better (and especially after a couple of hours, so they do need to be broken in). Otherwise, they make a pretty solid pair of climbing shoes for a rock gym. I don't think they'd hold up to outdoor climbing, but they're great for indoor gyms. I'm between intermediate and advanced climbs (5.9 to 5.10), and these shoes have held up well for up to 5.10 (I haven't tried the 5.11 route at my local rock gym yet, though a slightly more aggressive shoe might be needed for advanced climbs and outdoor climbs based on how these held up on the 5.10). Note: The "comfort" rating is while during climbing; pretty much every climbing shoe is uncomfortable while just walking around.

Supra
Supra Posted:
Reviewer:
Overall: Rated: 3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

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.

Slack
Slack Posted:
Reviewer:
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These are a pretty basic flip, but they're sturdy and seem built to last. For $20, there's not much more you can ask. Big shout out to online chat support too as the sizing on these is a little small, but just chatted in for an exchange and it was easy peasy.

Zender
Zender Posted:
Reviewer: from Colorado
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These rock! I use them for easy hiking, scrambling, short approaches, canyoneering, travel and generally rambling in the outdoors. They aren't super sensitive or precise on vertical rock, but they are super comfortable, and somewhat supportive (slightly more supportive than the Cruzer Psyche). If you want an approach shoe for burly, aggressive, technical approaches and adventures there are probably better options out there. However, if you're looking for something you can wear casually (and stylishly), but still sneak in some quick adventures--they rock! You can chase your kids, and then head out for a scrambling mission in the Flatirons in these. They're a very versatile outdoor lifestyle shoe, especially at the $100 price point. The Trax Enduro outsole rubber is pretty sticky; definitely on-par the rest of the approach shoes on the market.

Skyhawk
Skyhawk Posted:
Reviewer:
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

OK lets face it climbing shoes aren't the most comfy. These ran way small. Usually you order down but i ordered my regular sneaker size and my toes were curled up which was extremely painful, this also put to much pressure on the heal of the shoe. I ended up sending them back but reordered 1/2 larger, a full size would have been better but i think these will stretch. These are good for beginners which I am, and it beats putting your foot in rentals. The sole of of the shoe is sturdy and very sticky. The tie laces help to adjust the shoe and it looks like it will stretch some and mold to your foot. Zappos is awesome to order from and the exchanges if you need one are painless! Yeah Zappos!

Zender
Zender Posted:
Reviewer:
Overall: Rated: 2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!

These shoes look nice but aren't very comfortable. They fit poorly on the heels and rub. The soles are stiff, which is weird since I bought them from the "minimalist" section of zappos. Don't buy these.

Cruzer Psyche
Cruzer Psyche Posted:
Reviewer:
Overall: Rated: 2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!

Not minimalist in any sense of the word.

Cruzer Psyche
Cruzer Psyche Posted:
Reviewer:
Overall: Rated: 4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

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.

Cruzer Slip-On
Cruzer Slip-On Posted:
Reviewer: from Denver
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

The other reviews are spot on concerning the width. These are narrow and I love them for it. I obviously have narrow feet and these are the first pair of slip-ons that I have ever worn and stay on my heel. I actually just ordered another pair as I love these so much.

Cruzer Psyche
Cruzer Psyche Posted:
Reviewer:
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

The Pyche is a minimalist approach (hiking) shoe. The arch doesn't need support. No engineer builds support under an arch. The arch is its own support. Strengthen your feet. Evolve is a climbing shoe company. The Psyche sports climbing shoe rubber. That's why it scuffs floors indoors. Don't wear them indoors. I've hiked in them, bouldered in them, lead-climbed in them, top-roped in them, run/rock scrambled in them. For a shoe this light and tactile, I have no abrasion or durability concerns, so far. My first Evolv purchase, I've found the Trax rubber every bit 5.10's Stealth rubber - the industry's benchmark - equal. And I love the collapsible heel/slipper feature. So far, for price and performance, the Cruzer Psyche is the best all-purpose outdoor shoe I've ever owned. I never take them off.

Cruzer Psyche
Cruzer Psyche Posted:
Reviewer: from Washington, DC
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

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)

Cruzer Psyche
Cruzer Psyche Posted:
Reviewer: from San Diego
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Nice shoe, planning to buy this when it comes in in a men's 9.5 in slate. I wear a women's 11 medium, and though the men's 10 fits, it's just a skosh too big. I love the flexible sole and room for my toes! Planning to hike in these.

Zender
Zender Posted:
Reviewer: from San Diego
Overall: Rated: 3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

When I first put these on, i thought, "What a nice-looking and comfortable shoe. But after wearing them for a few minutes, the soles were incredibly stiff and uncomfortable. Not for me. I wear a women's 11, these men's 10 fit well, though were a tad wide.

Cruzer Psyche
Cruzer Psyche Posted:
Reviewer: from San Diego
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

The women's 11.5/men's 10 is a pretty perfect length for my size 11 foot. Runs wide - I have a medium to narrow and somewhat thin, vertically, foot. Very comfy, just sloshing around a bit in the width. Nice looking as well. Love the flexibility!

Cruzer Psyche
Cruzer Psyche Posted:
Reviewer: from NY
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I kept the size 12 sent with it.

Cruzer Psyche
Cruzer Psyche Posted:
Reviewer: from California
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I bought these shoes for short mountain hikes, every day walking, and for in the gym. The traction is great on wet boulders and logs. They are very comfortable for walking and look good. Also, I like to lift in these since they are flat, though I still remove them for deadlifts. I will definitely buy another pair when these wear out.

Cruzer Psyche
Cruzer Psyche Posted:
Reviewer:
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I much prefer flat bottom low profile shoes. I don't do any trail running or anything with these. I simply bought these to replace my everyday regular shoes. I figure climbing / hiking shoes should last longer than any tennis shoe. So far, these have been great. They look amazing and feel snug. I have skinny fit and these felt fine. If you generally buy a wider shoe, these will probably not work for you.

Cruzer Psyche
Cruzer Psyche Posted:
Reviewer: from Denver, CO
Overall: Rated: 4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

TLDR; Get a half size larger than your normal shoe size, don't run with these shoes So I ordered my true size and the next size up; definitely needed to keep the larger of the two, you may want to try a full size larger if you are inserting your own orthotics in. My trial run of these shoes was made today in Chautauqua Park in Boulder, CO. I did 4.8 miles, so I got a good feel of them. For walking trails or light hiking, these shoes performed excellent. Super lightweight and enough traction to climb up the many rocks in my way. I love the rubber toe; it saved me from some painful scrapes. For more vertical hiking or longer treks, I would not recommend these. They didn't really help the descent of my climb (other than the traction). Also, do NOT run in these shoes. Even with wool socks, it was quite painful. However, these would also make great casual shoes, though I don't know if they would irritate you after really long walks. I would recommend wearing socks on your first trail, but you could probably go blister-free after they are broken in.

Supra
Supra Posted:
Reviewer: from Colorado
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

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.

Cruzer Psyche
Cruzer Psyche Posted:
Reviewer: from NY
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

So far these shoes feel great... and call me crazy, but I've been strggling to find good light hiking sneakers that have a very flat footbed so I can put my own insole in... I've become a hard core Birkenstock fan after they helped me get over plantar pain, so i've bought a few pairs of Birk shoes and swap the insoles around... they work great in these!

Elektra
Elektra Posted:
Reviewer:
Overall: Rated: 4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

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.

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