Evolv X1

Climbing - - ESSENTIALS - $ 140, EVOLVSPORTS.COM

BUILT FOR

Boul­der­ing, over­hang­ing face, caves, gym climb­ing

FIT

Both testers came up one size from their street shoes, though you may want to only go a half- size.

CON­STRUC­TION

Semi- sym­met­ri­cal, mildly down­turned and down­cam­bered last; Syn­thratek syn­thetic up­pers; sin­gle- strap hook-and- loop clo­sure; halflength EX- P 0.6mm mid­sole; VTR ( Vari­able Thick­ness Rand); Trax 4.2mm sole

CON­CLU­SION

The X1 is a high- test, sock- like steep- rock shoe that per­formed al­most bet­ter on plas­tic than rock— soft and mildly down­turned, they de­formed onto vol­umes in a uniquely se­cure way, while still hold­ing a mild edge for jibs and dimes both in­doors and out. Amaz­ing scum­ming abil­ity, too.

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