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Evolv - Addict Slipper Climbing Shoe

Evolv Addict Slipper Climbing Shoe

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Item #EVL3313

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Tech Specs

Upper Material:
split leather
1mm MX-P
4.2mm TRAX
Asymmetrical Curvature:
Claimed Weight:
[single, size 9] 6 oz
Recommended Use:
trad climbing, gym climbing
Manufacturer Warranty:
limited lifetime

Addict Slipper Climbing Shoe

The Evolv Addict Slipper Climbing Shoe is a relaxed climbing shoe for beginners in gyms and crack or slab climbers who crave comfort throughout their routes. The flat profile and standard symmetric shape of this shoe let beginners feel at ease as they learn how to climb well, and these features let more advanced climbers jam their feet in cracks for a less painful experience. The elastic band and arch band keep your foot in place for optimum feel and performance and allow you to slip the shoe on and off in between climbs and pitches.

  • Climbing shoes for all levels of comfort-focused climbers
  • Elastic band closure molds to your foot and makes on and off easy
  • Low toe profile offers a powerful toe performance
  • Unlined leather gets your foot closer to the wall
  • Standard symmetric curvature offers comfort
  • 4-piece rand is made out of leather for a flexible fit
  • Arch band keeps foot in place for improved edging
  • 4.2mm Trax high-friction rubber is ideal for slab, crack, or indoor climbing

Size up and enjoy!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: 10

I have been climbing for a bit now and decided to upgrade my shoes and these were one sale. I wear a size 9 in my street shoe and based on some reviews I read prior to purchasing I ordered up a size to 10 and it was absolutely perfect! I couldn't be happier as I have a wide foot and I was hesitant ordering the slipper style shoe, but these shoes fit like a dream. They are stiff in the right places providing the right torque, but also flexible in other places allowing for feel on the hold or rock. I have only used them a few times so I cannot speak to durability, but so far I am very impressed.

Good Shoe

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Definitely went up a half size - these things are much more snug than I had anticipated. However, the shoe is comfy and the going up a half size makes them fine for precision stuff but easy for crack climbing without being painful. I find the leather under the ankle rides up quite a bit and is a bit uncomfortable until breaking it in - otherwise I'd call it the cheaper-slipper version of my TC Pros, and I find I am reaching for these over my lace ups unless I'm doing real hard trad. It's a nice purchase and great for bouldering too.

Runs smaller than a previous Evolv shoe

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I normally wear a size 13 in street shoes and have a 13.5 Evolv Royale shoe from 2015 that I use for multi-pitch. Bought a 13.5 in these hoping to replace those, but it felt about a size smaller. I hear they stretch, but can't imagine it will be enough with the toe crumpling I have going on. They look like a great shoe otherwise.

Favorite all round slipper!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The addicts have been the perfect compromise for a long search for the perfect slipper. These are comparable to the mocs by 5.10, except I have noticed that the addicts have a couple of more perks! The toe box is a bit bigger than the mocs which I find to be helpful on cracks ranging from 1" to 1.5". The addicts do not expand as much as the mocs, so you can get a closer fit to your actual shoe size. I also think that the addict's edge is way better. I have used them equally on long Indian Creek splitters and also big days on vertical face climbing in Red Rocks. 10/10 would recommend.

Hey Amanda- would you mind sharing your size in Addicts vs. your size in Moccs?


  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have been climbing i nothing but aggressive shoes for eons, and my 6am morning sessions have just been miserable with the cold and the early morning. So I decided to get a comfy pair of shoes for my morning gym climbing sessions. I am so happy with this decision and recommend this to anyone who has heinous early morning gym times to get these! They also help make your footwork better, gotta focus on those toes.

Poor Quality

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Might just be my pair but after about 5-6 sessions at the gym and maybe 1 outdoor session the elastics were destroyed where the stitching attaches the elastics to the yellow material.

Go for the Mad Rock Remora's over these.

Evolv Addicts - great for the gym

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have been using these for a couple years and am on my second pair. They do seem to run small as I am wearing a 10 in these and I wear a 9-9.5 street shoe. They are tight, but I can wear them walking around in the gym. I originally bought them for trad/crack climbing but now only climb trad with the TC Pro which is a lot stiffer. Because the Addicts are very soft, they destroy your calves if you stand on edges all day. However, they give your calves a better workout in the gym which is good. I would say they are best for the gym, splitter hand cracks, and bouldering where you want to smear more than edge.

Kind of narrow and yellow moccasyms

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Overall, I think the Mocc is a better shoe for me, but given the number of people that I've heard complain about how baggy the Moccs are, I am sure the Addicts are an upgrade for a lot of folks with narrow feet.

Kind of narrow and yellow moccasyms

As good of a Creek Shoe as the Moc!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The Addict is my everyday comfort shoe of choice. I purchased it at my street shoe size so that I can keep a little space for finger cracks, and it fits very comfortably . It is narrower than the moc, which works in your favor if you have a low volume foot. As good of a slip on as it's 5.10 brother.

As good of a Creek Shoe as the Moc!

Technical Slippers

    I use my pair for gym climbing and the occasional crack climb. They have held up to a lot and I plan to buy another pair when mine eventually wear out.

    Not for wide forefoot

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: 9

    I have a narrow heel and wider forefoot. I bought these in my street shoe size and couldnt even get past the balls of my feet. Super narrow fit. If you have a narrow foot, you should be able to enjoy these. Otherwise see the Five Ten Moccs.

    Just not for my foot

      These looked and felt really well made. I just didn't like the fit on my foot. I tried a few sizes and would have went with the same as most of my unlined shoes, 9.

      Gym to Crag

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: Runs small
      • Size Bought: 9.5

      I just bought my second pair of these. I initially bought them to use in the gym, but became so confident with them that I found myself using them outside on vertical face climbs up to 5.11. I haven't used these crack climbing, but they will get the job done for sport. Being slippers, they don't have quite the precision on small edges (although a smear-ish toe will surprise you with how well it sticks on small edges) and the toe is a little big for really pulling on pockets. Overall, a great shoe at a great price, especially for a gym shoe to burn through in 6-9 months. I wear 10.5 street shoe and sized down to 9.5. They are tight at first (real tight), but the uppers will definitely stretch in a month or so.

      It's a slipper

        Thought I would try out a different slipper for a change. Seems a bit stiffer than the moccasym but overall well made. I have only tried them on and yet to climb in them so time will tell.

        the economical slipper

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
        • Fit: True to size

        I've had these shoes for a couple of months now and have found them to be a good shoe but not a great shoe. Nominal stretch for me, they don't fit people with morton's toe very well and for some reason evolvs tend to smell worse then any other brand of shoes i've had. I hate to compare but these shoes feel like a lower quality moccasym to me. The rubber isn't as sticky, the fit not as comfortable and the smell...That being said, the rubber on these shoes seems to be more durable in comparison to the moccs, they don't turn your feet bright red and for sport climbing they feel better. If you want a cheaper more durable slip on go with these, if you want some slippers that will slab better and be more comfortable, go with the mocs.

        Size up and enjoy!

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times
        • Fit: Runs small

        I purchased these as my Shaman's were a bit too uncomfortable for a full day of climbing. After breaking these shoes in for a full day I was amazed at the functionality of this shoe and the comfort provided. If I am planning to spend a lot of time climbing during the day these are my go to shoes. A great balance of comfort and performance.

        a little bit of everything

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times
        • Fit: Runs small
        • Size Bought: 39

        These shoes run small for sure! I usually wear 37.5-38 in street shoes and it was hard to put on 39 in these shoes. They are still pretty tight and seem to be for narrow feet. I think once they stretch out they will be a great pair of shoes, but for now it's a bit painful. They are also pretty stiff and the heal cup seems small, feels like my heal is not very secure in the shoe. In general, they seem to be made really well. I found a great deal on them so I plan to keep them, but they are definitely not meant to fit all feet.

        Great Crack Climbing Shoe

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times
        • Fit: Runs small

        These shoes are awesome for cracks. I was a little skeptical at first, especially about how much they would actually stretch. They still seem like they run a bit small to me. But they truly did stretch about a size and softened up a lot, making them perfect for jamming into cracks. So far, the flexibility is great.

        However, they suck for gym shoes (not sure why the product description suggests that) or any sort of face moves or tiny cracks. The rubber isn't all that fantastic, they're very flexible, and have no edge, making face moves or hard gym climbing rather difficult. The toe box is also wide so I imagine they're pretty difficult in tiny cracks.

        But overall, comfortable, seem durable, and excellent in cracks!

        Calf Savers

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
        • Fit: True to size

        After months of climbing Little Cottonwood slab and cracks in my aggressive Futuras, I decided that it was time for something with a little less of a downturned toe. After looking through many choices of moccasins, I went with the Addicts and so far have been very pleased.

        I rock a 44.5 in my Futura's and downsized to a 44 in the Addicts, which although painful at first, has been perfect after the shoes stretched slightly. They are now extremely comfortable for all day climbing. These are great for crack climbing and pawing your way through desperate slab, but are less ideal for anything steep.

        These are a steal for the price, definitely worth checking them out!

        Ibought a new pair of climbing shoes, my first pair ever.
        I got a 40.5 La Sportiva Finale.
        The problem is that the leather was ripped after 3 uses, so i am greturning them. There are no more 40.5 on stock so i have to buy a different pair this time.
        Do you know how is the sizing on this one?
        Like, almost every single street shoe I own is a 9.5 US.
        Which would be comparable to the 40.5 Finales, which size of these would work for someone with 9.5 street shoes?
        Thanks for your help.
        PS: I am from Costa Rica so we I do not have the chance to try the pair before buying. I have to take a leap of faith.
        The finales i did tried them before, because here in Costa Rica you can only find La Sportiva shoes to buy.

        Hey Kristopherson,

        I can definitely help! Do you have any email that I could use to contact you further about this?

        Let me know!


        Phone: 801-204-4680
        Email: dgoodman@backcountry.com

        Comfortable and solid shoe

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
        • Fit: True to size

        I own a pair of Miura lace-ups that are pretty snug, so I wanted a more comfortable shoe for warming up and gym use. I love these shoes. I've used them indoors 3 times a week for a month, and have climbed with them 3 or 4 times outdoors, both bouldering and sport. I hardly ever put my Miuras on while at the gym now. The Addicts were fairly stiff and difficult to put on the first few times, but they have since loosened up and are much easier to take off and put on. They haven't stretched out yet after about a month of regular use, so I suspect they won't stretch much. Decent edging both on plastic and real rock. Heel hooks kind of suck with them, but that is to be expected with a slip-on style.

        I wear a size 11 or 10.5 in street shoes, and the 11 was the correct fit. I didn't want to go too aggressive, but my toes are just barely curled in them with the size 11.


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