Who should buy the Evolv Agro

The Evolv Agro has enough merits to be considered by many as a worthy addition to their collection of climbing gear. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a climbing shoe that is built for climbers who require extra sensitivity and support in sending challenging boulder projects.
  • Prefer a climbing shoe that offers adequate flexibility.
  • Prefer a climbing shoe that can mitigate hotspots and pressure points.

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Slip and skid resistant

Slip and skid resistance in this Evolv offering is a provision that comes from the shoe’s long-wearing Trax-SAS outsole. 

Evolv Agro outsole

Provides adequate sticking power

It has an overall thickness of 4.2 millimeters. It is capable of giving adequate sticking power in a wide range of temperatures.

Evolv Agro outsole 1

Provides adequate rearfoot support 

The main midsole unit of the Agro is a component made of tensioned rubber. The one placed at the heel is called Dark Spine which not only provides adequate rearfoot support but also locks the foot in place.

Evolv Agro midsole

Excellent toe hook performance with additional security

The Evolv Agro’s below-the-ankle upper is an all-synthetic enclosure, called Synthratek VX. Microfiber lines its interior. A Trax-SAS toe patch is built around its toe box, allowing users to perform toe hooks with additional security.

Evolv Agro upper

Provides durability and excellent climbing performance

Its durability and climbing performance are enhanced by the Variable Thickness Rand which is made of heavy-duty rubber. This particular rand comes extra thick at the forefoot (hence its name), giving wearers additional frontal protection.

Evolv Agro upper 1

Excellent power transfer

The randing reinforcing its heel, on the other hand, is built with a higher tension to help the foot transfer power to the toes with less effort.

Evolv Agro upper 3

Evolv Agro vs. Oracle

The Agro is one of Evolv’s high-quality climb-centric shoes that often get compared with other high-profile climbing kicks out there. Among the offerings that usually get pitted against it is also an Evolv product—the Oracle. While both are part of the brand’s aggressive line-up, they do have a handful of differences. Discover them in the following points:

Asking price. Send fanatics looking for a less expensive climber’s shoe might find the Agro the clear winner here. Yes, it is cheaper than the Evolv Oracle by about $10.

Weight. In this area, the rival shoe bags the crown by being about 30 grams lighter than the Agro.

Upper. Both of the Evolv climbing kicks in this comparison have synthetic uppers courtesy of Synthratek VX. However, only the Agro has a liner. There is also a difference between their lockdown systems: the featured shoe uses Velcro closure, while the Oracle uses ghillie lacing.

Intended environment. The Evolv Agro is mainly an outdoor shoe. Its competitor, on the other hand, maybe used both indoors and outdoors.

Odor management. On this front, the Evolv Oracle edges out the Agro by having a split tongue that is imbued with Agion’s anti-odor treatment.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 10oz
Construction: Slip lasted, Vegan
Closure: Velcro
Fit: Performance fit
Downturn: Aggressive
Environment: Outdoor
Material: Synthetic

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Teddy Dondanville
Teddy Dondanville

Teddy is a professionally trained Apprentice Rock Guide with the American Mountain Guides Association and a Wilderness First Responder with the National Outdoor Leadership School. Besides guiding outdoor rock climbing, Teddy also has years of experience in route setting and coaching climbing indoors. Through his guiding, route setting, and coaching, Teddy has experimented with climbing shoes for over a decade.