Who should buy the Evolv Elektra
The Evolv Elektra is a spunky rock shoe designed specifically for the female crowd. It is a solid option if:
- You prefer a climbing shoe that provides an enhanced fit through its opposing Velcro straps.
- Odor-free feet are what you want to have after a long day of route-smashing.
- Beginner climbing shoes that provide extra stickiness are what you're after.
Who should not buy it
With its super-secure lockdown system, the Evolv Shaman is a pair you can get in place of the Elektra. There are also no negative remarks about the Scarpa Vapor V concerning debris accumulation, so grab it instead.
Mounts on edges like a champ
On edges, the Evolv Elektra is such a badass. A tester says that "edging is solid" in this non-downturned climbing shoe. "I was able to edge on the tiniest crimps," says another.
The Elektra's grippy rubber
Its stickiness is remarkable, according to numerous senders. "This will definitely help with trusting your feet as a beginner!" says a non-professional reviewer. "They stick wonderfully," says another.
It's snug everywhere
Many climbers find the Evolv Elektra incredible on the comfort front. One among them says that it's "comfortable enough to wear around for hours." It's "the most comfortable of the pairs I tried," another climber says.
Among the budget-friendliest climbing shoes
Senders are over the moon about the low asking price of the Evolv Elektra ($90). One among them says that it's a "solid price for a solid shoe!" To put things into perspective, the Elektra undercuts the average price of climbing shoes by $52.
Hassle-free on and off
Climbers are stoked about how easy it is to put on and take off the Elektra. One of them says that "the Velcro is great for an easy on/off between routes." This quality is linked to the shoe's closure system, which uses opposing Velcro straps for access convenience.
Elektra: A strappy beauty
This Evolv offering is a marvel aesthetically, and many climbing enthusiasts agree. "It simply looks beautiful," says one of them.
Can get too pebbly
It's been reported that small rocks and debris get stuck easily on the Elektra's rubber sole. "Sometimes the gravel pebbles get stuck in my shoes," says a long-time Evolv fan.
Wanted: More resilient hook and loop straps
One of the misfires of the Elektra lies in its Velcro straps. Apparently, they tend to stretch, especially when soaked with sweat. This results in an inconsistent fit over time.
Keeps an odor-free and fresh interior
Evolv Elektra uses Synthratek VX (a vegan-friendly synthetic material) for its upper. It is lined with Agion antimicrobial mesh, which helps keep an odor-free and fresh interior.