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Evolv X1
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Awards  Editors' Choice Award   Top Pick Award 
Price $108.71 at Backcountry
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$195.00 at REI
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$180.00 at REI
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$185.00 at Backcountry
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$195.00 at REI
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Pros Sensitive, inexpensiveVersatile, durable, comfortableGreat precision, aggressive/down turned toe tip, sensitive, great toe and heel hooking, precise fit, comfortable, easy on/offIncredible sensitivity, great edging, durabilityBest edging shoe on the market
Cons Difficult to get on high volume feet, hard to size correctlyExpensiveNot comfortable for all-day climbing, expensive, not the most versatile, hard to fit, single strap broke prematurelySpecalized use, expensive, might be hard to resoleExpensive
Bottom Line Sensitive and covered in sticky rubber, these shoes are ready for steep gymnastic boulder problemsAn awesome shoe for long climbs requiring a variety of crack climbing and edging techniquesA tried and true modern classic, this model excels while steep and technical climbingAn 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 Katana Lace La Sportiva Solution La Sportiva Futura La Sportiva Genius
Edging (20%)
8
9
9
9
10
Cracks (20%)
7
9
8
7
6
Comfort (20%)
6
9
7
7
7
Pockets (20%)
8
8
9
9
9
Sensitivity (20%)
9
8
9
10
10
Specs Evolv X1 La Sportiva Katana... La Sportiva Solution La Sportiva Futura La Sportiva Genius
Style Velcro Lace Velcro Velcro Lace
Upper Synthratek VX Leather/Lorica Leather / Lorica Leather/Synthetic Leather Suede leather / Microfiber
Width Options Regular Regular Regular Regular Regular
Lining Unlined Pacific (forefoot and back) HF in toe box and arch area only Unlined Unlined
Rubber Type Trax SAS Vibram XS Edge Vibram XS Grip 2 Vibram XS Grip2 Vibram XS Grip2
Rubber Thickness (millimeters) 4.2 mm 4 mm 4 mm 3 mm 3 mm
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