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  • EVOLV Defy VTR Climbing Shoes

    Comfortable enough to wear on long multi-pitch routes or gym marathon-training sessions, the Evolv Defy is built for all levels of climbers.

    Features/Benefits:

    • Nonstretch Synthratek synthetic upper is vegan friendly
    • Durable and grippy 4.2 mm TRAX XT-5 rubber
    • 2.2 mm TRAX duro-rand ties the sole to the shoe for sensitivity and power
    • Asymmetrical toe profile for powerful moves
    • MX-1 1mm sensitive teardrop half-length midsole for edging and support
    • Nylon lining and overlapping padded tongue for comfort
    • Slipper shape and performance without the uncomfortable pressure and crunch
    • These shoes will not stretch; order a size that fits snugly, but not too tight; EVOLV shoes are scaled so your U.S. street shoe size will usually give a snug fit

  • EVOLV Defy VTR Climbing Shoes

    EMS_Sale Yes
    Gender Men's
    Upper Synthetic
    Avg. Weight (pair) 15 oz.
    Closure Velcro
    Last Shape Flat

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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EVOLV Defy VTR Climbing Shoes
 
3.2

(based on 15 reviews)

71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (8)
  • Versatile (8)
  • Rugged (4)

Cons

  • Uncomfortable (5)

Best Uses

  • Indoor (12)
  • Bouldering (11)
  • Outdoors (4)
  • Long climbs (3)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      54% 

      (7 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      77% 

      (10 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (6), Avid climber (5), Getting started (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (12)

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect for a bigner

By H.M Murdock

from Mumbai, India

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Lightweight
  • Rugged

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Bouldering
  • Indoor

Comments about EVOLV Defy VTR Climbing Shoes:

I started climbing on 2nd Feb, 2010. These were my 1st shoes.[...]These shoes r great for some just starting up. The prices is not to high and they don't constrict your toes to much. It gives your feet a chance to get used to staying cramped for long hrs. All in all if u r planing to learn rock climbing this the shoe for u.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

EVOLV Defy

By Anonymous

from New York City

About Me Avid Climber

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Bouldering
    • Indoor

    Comments about EVOLV Defy VTR Climbing Shoes:

    Good beginner shoe for climbers starting out. These were my first pair and used them for mostly indoor bouldering with occasional top roping and outdoor climbs. Good for edges and smearing, but not the greatest for tiny foot chips. Hurts when you first wear them but breaks in nicely. One con is that it smells real bad after you use them for while. Other than that, good overall shoe for beginners.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
     
    2.0

    Extremely Tight!

    By TMO

    from Greenville, SC

    About Me Getting Started

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Uncomfortable

      Best Uses

        Comments about EVOLV Defy VTR Climbing Shoes:

        I read that these shoes were sized close to your street shoe size. I wear a 10 US in sneakers and a 9 US in dress shoes. I ordered the 10.5 US to make sure they would be comfortable. I got these shipped to my house and when I tried them on I could barley get my foot in them. My big toes is completely curled and while climbing I hesitate to jump down on my feet because they hurt so bad. I will probably need an 11.5. Very dissappointed in the sizing and I can not recommend purchasing climbiing shoes online. Pay a little bit extra and go buy them in a store so that you can try them on. Lesson learned...

        • Sizing:
        • Feels full size too small
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        great beginner shoes

        By Jason

        from Irvine, CA

        About Me Getting Started

        Pros

        • Affordable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Bouldering
          • Indoor
          • Outdoor

          Comments about EVOLV Defy VTR Climbing Shoes:

          Great shoes for those of you looking to get into climbing without having to break the bank. Definitely a step up from the rental shoes that most gyms have; plus, it's definitely less gross than sticking your feet into shoes that countless other people have worn before you (often without socks, for that matter).

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          beginners shoe

          By jron

          from WI

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Durable
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoor
            • Long Climbs
            • Outdoor

            Comments about EVOLV Defy VTR Climbing Shoes:

            Rubber softens over time making micro edging a little less secure.
            They stretch when you first get them.
            After a few months the shoes start to smell.

            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Oh the pain

            By Brad

            from San Diego, CA

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Uncomfortable

            Best Uses

            • Bouldering
            • Indoor

            Comments about EVOLV Defy VTR Climbing Shoes:

            This shoe was unbelievably painful. I tried to push through and climb in them once but the pain was constant and distracting. I thought it was the size so I brought them back and tried a half-size then a whole size bigger. It didn't matter. The toe box is so narrow, no matter the size, the shoe put a lot of pressure on the side of my big toe and pushed the nail into the skin. It's even more painful than it sounds. I finally gave up and tried a pair of La Sportivas. While the La Sportivas are smaller size, they actually fit the shape of my foot and feel great! Every foot is different but for me, this shoe was horrible. The real lesson is to try shoes on and buy what works for you!

            • Sizing:
            • Feels full size too small
            • Width:
            • Feels too narrow
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            3.0

            Good for beginners

            By climber

            from Philadelphia

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Versatile

            Cons

            • Stretches over time

            Best Uses

            • Bouldering
            • Indoor

            Comments about EVOLV Defy VTR Climbing Shoes:

            The shoes were about a size too small when I got them, which is what I was looking for, but after 3 months or so they stretched out so much that I had extra room for my toes.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Perfect first shoes

            By Danny Boy

            from Howell, NJ

            About Me Getting Started

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Rugged
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • Uncomfortable

            Best Uses

            • Bouldering
            • Indoor

            Comments about EVOLV Defy VTR Climbing Shoes:

            As someone new to climbing you really can't beat the price of these shoes. After a few outings have to say the shoes are comfortable when climbing, but they need to be taken off to give your feet a break. Despite proper sizing the top of the shoes becomes cramped and can actually cause a pain in your foot. Haven't had them long enough to deal with the smell everyone is complaining about. Overall, a great choice.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels half size too small
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            They have been very nice to me

            By Pig

            from Upper Saddle River, NJ

            About Me Getting Started

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Bouldering
                • Indoor

                Comments about EVOLV Defy VTR Climbing Shoes:

                It's funny how shoe reviews are usually pretty useless. I will attempt to write yet another useless comment.
                1. I got size 10, my street shoes are 8.5
                2. Even at size 10, they still felt very small (half a size)
                3. My toes bruised for 4 visits (12 climbs) at least 2 toes turned purple per foot
                4. Yes, they do stretch (even though they said synthetic doesn't stretch)
                5. After 4 visits, those shoes are perfect in every way, it feels like I'm wearing them as socks.
                6. Problem with having perfectly fitted shoes is that I don't take them off between climbs.....and they smell!!!! Perhaps better material would be better with that.

                • Sizing:
                • Feels full size too small
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                These shoes dont smear!

                By Dante

                from The desert south west.

                About Me Avid Climber

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • None

                Cons

                • Flimsy
                • Garbage
                • Junk
                • Not for climbing use
                • Trash
                • Uncomfortable

                Best Uses

                • For display only

                Comments about EVOLV Defy VTR Climbing Shoes:

                These shoes are simply put the worst climbing shoes I have ever owned, nay worn. And I have worn a lot of shoes in my life.

                The sales person explained that these shoes would not stretch out since they are synthetic, and that they did not have to be sized tight to function well. The Evolv's proceed to stretch out immensely in the first day or twos use. Actually they stretched more than my last pair of leather shoes did in several years, and those were unlined leather.

                Now they are completely worthless for climbing, I cant even smear in them, which is unfortunate because I just took a trip to climb slabs...
                and had to purchase a new pair of shoes (not evolv's) after the scariest lead of my life.

                Do not listen to the sales people when they tell you not to size them tight, they DO stretch, and they stretch quickly. My shoes still look new, but are no good for climbing whatsoever.

                • Sizing:
                • Feels full size too big
                • Width:
                • Feels too wide
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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