The Evolv Pontas 2 Were Discontinued in November 2016
The Evolv Pontas 2 is a revised version of the first Pontas designed by Chris Sharma. The main additions are a third Velcro strap and a thicker rand in the toe. The sole is the same 4.2mm Trax rubber with a pointy toe tip similar to the popular Five Ten Anasazi VCS and Mad Rock Flash 2.0. This new version also has a slightly improved fit in the heel for better heel hooking. All in all, the Pontas 2 is a comfortable and versatile shoe in the middle price range that offers above average performance. They have enough improvements and new features to move them up higher than the original Pontas in our overall ratings and if we gave an award for versatility, this would be a contender to win for sure. That said, the Shaman is still our favorite Evolv shoe for steeper angles and it's also one of our top-rated shoes overall. The Pontas 2 are more flat which makes them more comfortable to wear for long periods of time so they are better for less steep rock and more varied styles of climbing.