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Evolv Venga
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Pros Adjustable heel strap, breathability, single pull adjustmentSuperb edging, great crack shoe, great on steep rockSensitive, great edging, comfortableDurable, comfortable, High quality constructionGood price, comfort, easy on/off
Cons Fabric is less abrasion resistant than synthetic or real leatherLacks comfort for all day climbingPossible back of ankle pressure point, difficult to resoleNot great on small holds, runs quite largeSingle lace tension strap can wear out quickly, adjustable heel sacrifices heel hooking rubber
Bottom Line A great kids shoe, packed with a ton of great features that help it perform well in almost every type of terrainAn all around powerhouse, this shoe can do just about anything well, from steep sport routes and boulders to techy slabs and cracksIf hard sport climbing or bouldering is your thing, these shoes may be just what you are looking forThe Piki is one of the more durable shoes in our roundup as well as being comfortable and a decent performerThis all-around shoe has good performance on beginner to intermediate climbing terrain at a great price
Rating Categories Evolv Venga Evolv Ashima La Sportiva Maverink Scarpa Piki La Sportiva Stickit
Edging (20%)
8
10
9
5
6
Cracks (20%)
8
8
8
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7
Comfort (20%)
8
6
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7
7
Pockets (20%)
8
9
8
6
5
Sensitivity (20%)
7
7
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5
6
Specs Evolv Venga Evolv Ashima La Sportiva Maverink Scarpa Piki La Sportiva Stickit
Style Velcro slipper Lace-up Aggressive slipper Velcro slipper Velcro slipper
Upper Polyester Mesh Leather Micro fiber/ leather Synthetic Leather
Width Options None None None None None
Lining Agion Antimicrobial Unlined Unlined Unlined Unlined
Rubber Type TRAX SAS TRAX High Friction Vibram XS Grip 2 Vision Frixion RS
Rubber Thickness 4.2 mm 4.2 mm 3 mm 4 mm 3 mm
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