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Evolv X1
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Price $97.97 at Amazon
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$180.00 at REI
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$185.00 at Backcountry
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Pros Sensitive, inexpensiveGreat precision, aggressive/down turned toe tip, sensitive, great toe and heel hooking, precise fit, comfortable, easy on/offVersatile, durable, comfortableIncredible sensitivity, great edging, durabilityBest edging shoe on the market
Cons Difficult to get on high volume feet, hard to size correctlyNot comfortable for all-day climbing, expensive, not the most versatile, hard to fit, single strap broke prematurelyExpensive, can be hard to findSpecalized use, expensive, might be hard to resoleExpensive
Bottom Line Sensitive and covered in sticky rubber, these shoes are ready for steep gymnastic boulder problemsA tried and true modern classic, this model excels while steep and technical climbingAn awesome shoe for long climbs requiring a variety of crack climbing and edging techniquesAn incredibly sensitive and comfortable shoe that excels at edgingThis high performance model is the ultimate balance of support and sensitivity
Rating Categories Evolv X1 La Sportiva Solution La Sportiva Katana Lace La Sportiva Futura La Sportiva Genius
Edging (20%)
8
9
9
9
10
Cracks (20%)
7
8
9
7
6
Comfort (20%)
6
7
9
7
7
Pockets (20%)
8
10
8
9
9
Sensitivity (20%)
9
9
8
10
10
Specs Evolv X1 La Sportiva Solution La Sportiva Katana... La Sportiva Futura La Sportiva Genius
Style Velcro Velcro Lace Velcro Lace
Upper Synthratek VX Leather / Lorica Leather/Lorica Leather/Synthetic Leather Suede leather / Microfiber
Width Options Regular Regular Regular Regular Regular
Lining Unlined HF in toe box and arch area only Pacific (forefoot and back) Unlined Unlined
Rubber Type Trax SAS Vibram XS Grip 2 Vibram XS Edge Vibram XS Grip2 Vibram XS Grip2
Rubber Thickness (millimeters) 4.2 mm 4 mm 4 mm 3 mm 3 mm
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