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Awards  Top Pick Award Editors' Choice Award Top Pick Award  
Price $35.14 at Amazon
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$69.98 at Amazon
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$54.95 at Backcountry$130.00 at REI
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Pros Good price, comfort, easy on/offSuperb edging, great crack shoe, great on steep rockAdjustable heel strap, breathability, single pull adjustmentSensitive, great edging, comfortableDurable, comfortable, High quality construction
Cons Single lace tension strap can wear out quickly, adjustable heel sacrifices heel hooking rubberLacks 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 large
Bottom Line This all-around shoe has good performance on beginner to intermediate climbing terrain at a great priceAn 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 performer
Rating Categories La Sportiva Stickit Evolv Ashima Evolv Venga La Sportiva Maverink Scarpa Piki
Edging (20%)
6
10
8
9
5
Cracks (20%)
7
8
8
8
9
Comfort (20%)
7
6
8
6
7
Pockets (20%)
5
9
8
8
6
Sensitivity (20%)
6
7
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8
5
Specs La Sportiva Stickit Evolv Ashima Evolv Venga La Sportiva Maverink Scarpa Piki
Style Velcro slipper Lace-up Velcro slipper Aggressive slipper Velcro slipper
Upper Leather Leather Polyester Mesh Micro fiber/ leather Synthetic
Width Options None None None None None
Lining Unlined Unlined Agion Antimicrobial Unlined Unlined
Rubber Type Frixion RS TRAX High Friction TRAX SAS Vibram XS Grip 2 Vision
Rubber Thickness 3 mm 4.2 mm 4.2 mm 3 mm 4 mm
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