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-The Evolv Cruzer Classic blends minimalism and versatility in an urban-ready approach shoe. Lightness is a major part of its construction, making it easy to move around in, especially when tackling multi-pitch routes.
-It is one of Evolv’s transformable kicks in a sense. Indeed, from its usual supportive self while all laced up, it can be converted into a casual slip-on with its collapsible heel folded in.
-This shoe-slash-slipper is vegan-friendly. Yes, it is made with a combination of high-quality, animal-free components.
-It comes with VTR or Variable Thickness Rand. This Evolv-exclusive tech puts a protective overlay around the shoe’s toe box. As its name implies, it has varying thicknesses, with its front tip being burlier for additional bump protection.
Evolv’s Cruzer Classic is a unisex approach hiker with a low-top ankle clearance. For female buyers, sizing up one full size is key to achieving a precise fit in it. As it is built around the brand’s Lifestyle last, the shoe in question has a lower volume. A customized fit is courtesy of the Cruzer Classic’s lace-up closure and foot-conforming insole.
The Cruzer Classic’s sticking power underfoot is courtesy of the TRAX Enduro outsole, which is yet another Evolv exclusive technology. It comes peppered with hollowed-out circular lugs and hexagonal studs for multi-directional surface traction. Its climbing zone covers most of the big toe area to give hikers extra toeing adhesion.
Thanks to its soft microporous midsole, the Cruzer Classic can protect the foot from a variety of bumpy hazards and provide enough cushioning without weighing the user down. It is made of EVA or ethylene-vinyl acetate—a rubber- or foam-like material characterized by high resilience and shape retention.
Nested snugly right on top of the Cruzer Classic’s midsole is the shoe’s plush footbed. This removable component is made of memory foam, which follows the contours of the foot with regular use. Its surface is lined with soft canvas for added comfort.
The low-cut upper of the Cruzer Classic is mainly made of 100% cotton canvas. Access to and from its canvas-lined interior is a relatively easy experience thanks to its hard-wearing synthetic heel pull loop. Its flex points are reinforced with stitching.
Its heel has double the overlays for added support. The shoe’s toe box, on the other hand, comes with the Variable Thickness Rand for bump protection and edging traction.
The Cruzer Classic’s lightweight upper comes full circle with the hiker’s lacing system. It is made up of a sturdy flat lace and 6 pairs of eyelets, the top two of which are with metallic plating for extra durability.