The Evolv Ponta Was Discontinued in 2016
The Evolv Ponta climbing shoe is what Chris Sharma wears to climb many of his hardest routes. So it should be one of the best shoes, right? Yes, it performs well on steep sport climbs, but it is limited, falling in the middle of a lot of categories. It can't stand on tiny edges as well as an edging machine like the La Sportiva Miura VS or even the Five Ten Anasazi VCS. While it toe hooks well, we would still prefer a more aggressive shoe like the La Sportiva Solution for super steep terrain and burly boulder problems. And although the price is good for a high end shoe, it is much higher than an entry level shoe like the Evolv Defy or Mad Rock Flash. In summary, while this is a good shoe, there are better shoes out there. How did it compare to others?