Who should buy the Evolv Geshido Velcro
Also known as just the Geshido, this indoor-slash-outdoor Evolv climbing shoe is a hit among most senders. Considering that it can be too expensive for some, the kick in question might not be for everyone. That said, bar the budget-constrained, the Geshido Velcro is for:
- Ascenders who have a lot of heel-hooking in their routes.
- Those who have stouter insteps (the Geshido Velcro has a bunch-free split tongue).
- Climbers who like extra support in their step, particularly where micro edges are present.
- Senders who need more upper traction for outwardly side smears.
- Wearers who prefer little-to-no stretching in their climbing shoes.
Evolv Geshido Velcro vs. Shaman
Pitted against the Geshido Velcro in this Evolv-centric head-to-head is the Shaman. Their differences are as follows:
Weight. In this regard, the Geshido Velcro bags the crown for being lighter than the Evolv Shaman by roughly 30 g per pair.
MSRP. The pricier one between the two is the Shaman. Its market price is $10 more than the featured shoe.
Velcro straps. The Geshido Velcro comes with two adjustable straps, while the competition has three.
Support. Both kicks have a midsole making them quite reliable as far as edging is concerned. That said, the Shaman’s midsole is of partial construction.
VERDICT: Choose the less expensive Evolv Geshido Velcro if you have some serious edging maneuvers to do. If you need more fit adjustability and extra flexibility in your step, fancy a pair of Shamans instead.