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Evolv Ashima
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Pros Superb edging, great crack shoe, great on steep rockAdjustable heel strap, breathability, single pull adjustmentSensitive, great edging, comfortableDurable, comfortable, High quality constructionGood price, comfort, easy on/off
Cons Lacks comfort for all day climbingFabric is less abrasion resistant than synthetic or real leatherPossible 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 An all around powerhouse, this shoe can do just about anything well, from steep sport routes and boulders to techy slabs and cracksA great kids shoe, packed with a ton of great features that help it perform well in almost every type of terrainIf 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 Ashima Evolv Venga La Sportiva Maverink Scarpa Piki La Sportiva Stickit
Edging (20%)
10
8
9
5
6
Cracks (20%)
8
8
8
9
7
Comfort (20%)
6
8
6
7
7
Pockets (20%)
9
8
8
6
5
Sensitivity (20%)
7
7
8
5
6
Specs Evolv Ashima Evolv Venga La Sportiva Maverink Scarpa Piki La Sportiva Stickit
Style Lace-up Velcro slipper Aggressive slipper Velcro slipper Velcro slipper
Upper Leather Polyester Mesh Micro fiber/ leather Synthetic Leather
Width Options None None None None None
Lining Unlined Agion Antimicrobial Unlined Unlined Unlined
Rubber Type TRAX High Friction TRAX SAS 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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