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Evolv - Shaman Climbing Shoe

Evolv Shaman Climbing Shoe

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Tech Specs

Upper Material:
half-length Love Bump (1mm)
Trax (4.2mm)
aggressive downturn, Knuckle Box
Asymmetrical Curvature:
Claimed Weight:
[single, 9] 9.5 oz
Recommended Use:
Manufacturer Warranty:
limited lifetime

Shaman Climbing Shoe

La Dura Dura, Jumbo Love, Witness the Fitness—the world's hardest climbs were sent by the legendary Chris Sharma, and the Evolv Men's Shaman Climbing Shoe is his key to success (as well as years of experience, abs of steel, and pincer-like fingers). Updates to this aggressive sport climbing shoe include more toe rubber for toe-hooking, an inset front strap for stupendous toe scumming, and new stylish colors. Everything else about this unlined shoe is basically the same as last season, like the Knuckle Box to accommodate a tighter fit, and the Love Bump midsole for more comfort in a downturned position. The Shaman also features Evolv's Trax rubber for high friction and the Variable Thickness Rand for a longer performance.

  • Synthratex VX upper
  • Unlined
  • Half-length Love Bump midsole
  • Two-piece Trax high friction rubber sole
  • Variable Thickness Rand

Hands down the best sport shoe

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

For a few years I hadn't cared too much about what shoes I was wearing because I wasn't trying to climb too hard, but once I started getting back into it I was able to score a killer deal on the Shamans and in comparison to Mad Rock Sharks and all of the other shoes I've worn in my 20+ years of climbing these are hands down the best performing shoe I've ever used.

The toes are extremely sticky and precise, the rubber is pretty durable, and you can stay reasonably comfortable with roughly "street shoe" sizing. If you're wearing them a lot they can stretch a bit and develop some heel lift so very frequent climbers might size down a 1/2 size or just rotate with a second pair. For those climbing 1-3 times a week I think the street shoe sizing is a pretty good fit.

Given that this is a performance sport shoe I don't think novice climbers will benefit from wearing this since it isn't a good shoe for standing in. Generally, these shoes rock any small precise feet that are overhung or vertical in addition to heel hooks and toe hooks.

Best climbing shoe I've ever owned!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Get a size up for your normal climbing shoe. For example, I wear a 42 in La Sportivas and a 43 in the Shamans, and they're still pretty snug but in the correct way in my opinion. It's an aggressive shoe, so it fits like one. There's a break in period where they're pretty uncomfortable, but then they mold to your feet like suction cups! I had the Miuras before this, the Shamans are far superior! Took my climbing to the next level!

Got the wrong size

    I see a lot of people bouldering with these shoes and they seem to really like them. I got a pair, but unfortunately, I got the wrong size and had to return them. Hope to get another pair and give them a shot.


    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    These shoes are so rad. Decided to go with something a little more aggressive than what I had before, and I am very pleased with the performance of the Shaman's. I have a fairly wide foot, and that makes finding the right climbing shoe tricky at times. I found that these fit amazing, and feel super comfy while climbing.


    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Good for wide feet. This is my first medium aggressive shoe after my intro shoe that was very neutral. Really comfortable and made me feel more confident in the boulder pit

    Great for bouldering!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I've only been climbing for a year and only indoor bouldering. These were my first legit climbing shoes; I had Mad Rock slippers before these that weren't fitted properly as I was a newbie wearing socks looking for a comfortable shoe. I typically climb 3-4 times a week for 1.5-2hrs at a time, and the soles lasted about 6mos. I actually sent these off and had them resoled, and they're good as new again. These are great if you have a wide foot and want a more aggressive shoe that's comfortable. Highly recommend.

    My spouse loved these.

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    My spouse and I climb at a gym. They really like this shoe for a couple of reasons. They really like the comfort the tounge wasnt just a flat piece of material it had some padding making it feel more like a slipper then tight climbing shoe. They also really liked the moderate point in the toe. They told me it helped them to use their toe on many different holds making them more confident in moves they weren't before. I did grab them a half size too small and I did grab the size they normally prefer??? could have just been more narrow in the toe though do to the moderate aggressive toe. They used them about 6 times.


    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Solid shoes with a fairly aggressive downturn. Love the easy on and off due to the triple Velcro system, as a boulderer thisway way easier than some of the slippers I rock. Super comfy with really lush padding, I actually rock my street size because the knuckle garage allows for my toes to be more flexed at their middle knuckle. My only beef is that the comfortable design causes a slight loss in sensitivity compared to thinner shoes.

    Good Albeit Aggressive Shoe

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    The Evolv Shaman definitely fits the bill for everyone who wants an aggressive shoe. The downturn is super established and it caused me to have to size up almost 2 sizes higher than street shoe for me due to me having a more pronounced big toes. Hard for me to talk on the Love Bump as I don't have a ton of experience with down turned shoes though at the right size it is more comfy than it would look to be. The upper and rubber feel solid and have had minimal slipping on the smallest of toe holds. A pretty good option for folks out there who definitely want performance over comfort and have very even sized toes.

    It is what it is

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    In my opinion, these shoes are made how they are advertised. They are super aggressive with a lot of stick to it. I was sending some v7s and I was able to stay on the wall with a good portion of my weight on a tiny foot chip. I think it could've been a bit comfier but that's aggressive shoes for yah.

    Best Shoe!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    An amazing shoe! Made with great material on the inside, giving you a tight aggressive shoe without pain.

    So Comfy

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I climb in the gym all winter long and this is the perfect shoe for that. It's not too bulky and has great grip. Can't wait to bring these outside and test them on long days in the canyon!

    Proably Great Shoes but not for me.

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    I wanted to like these shoes but I have a hard time fitting into Evolv shoes. They don't fit my foot well and that's really the only issue I had.

    Pretty cool

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

    Great shoes, they fit pretty well. Really well made and I think they are gonna last for a while!


      I would say comfier than others but the sole has worn more than usual in my opinion.

      Great shoe for wide foot with small heel

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I have very wide toe area and small heel. Most shoes are too narrow in the toebox and have baggy heel.
      These are very comfy for me and the heel is the second best fit (the best heel for me is Five Ten Dragons).
      I wear 37.5 in most La Sportiva shoes and got these in 7.5

      Aggressive yet Comfortable

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I've been climbing in the Shaman for the last year and a half. I have an extremely wide foot making most climbing shoes a pretty tough fit but the Shamans are an exception. Its wide toe box makes such an aggressive shoe quite comfortable to wear. This shoe excels at climbing pockets, and edges on steep terrain, but it also does surprisingly well in cracks and slabs. Absolutely love it!

      pleasantly surprised

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      this is my 2nd climbing shoe, my first was a very non aggressive shoe, so this is my first moderately aggressive shoe and out of all the ones ive tried this is the most comfortable for my foot. i took them outside for their first voyage and i was amazed at how sensitive they were, and i could stand on things i didnt know i could! two thumbs up! also i sized up a half a size

      Shoe Beta Brah

        The Shaman exceeded my expectations in so many ways. I love the contour of the sole, and the rubber has phenomenal grip. I was very surprised with how comfy they become once you break them in, although the break in period takes a few climbs for sure. If you're using these for the gym, you won't find a better bouldering shoe!

        so sick brah!!

        Glad I made the switch

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        I was climbing a La Sportiva shoe and happy I made the switch to something with more synthetic material and more agro. I am a 9.5 street and was wearing 8.5 in La Sportiva. I was surprised with the small sizing of the shamans and went 1/2 size up to a 10. After a few months of light gym climbing they feel barely worn in, which I love because they have a predictable feel each time you put them on. They are comfy for the most part but feel tight in the toes to the point where I usually take them off between wall climbs. The shoe has a thick rand which suits me well as a habitual toe dragger. I will be doing outdoor after the winter and look forward to using these bad boys.


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