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.

Facts / Specs

Weight: 9oz
Construction: Slip lasted, Vegan
Closure: Velcro
Fit: Performance fit
Downturn: Aggressive
Environment: Indoor, Outdoor
Material: Fabric/Textile, Synthetic

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