Evolv Rebel: Taking on approaches its own way
This Evolv hiker, a.k.a. the Rebel Street Shoe, blurs the line between approach shoes and skate sneakers. It sets itself apart from the crowd by being hike- and climb-ready without being too bulky and rigid. Here is a quick look at some of its nuances:
- Both its main shell (upper) and breathable liner are water-resistant, giving you double the protection against light moisture.
- Its insole or footbed is made of memory foam, which results in a more personalized fit with enough use and time.
- The climbing zone of the Rebel’s outsole has a wider coverage, allowing you to smear and edge with more toeing traction.
Evolv Rebel vs. Cruzer Psyche
Price. The Cruzer Psyche is cheaper than the Rebel by about $20.
Weight. In this round, the Cruzer Psyche bags the crown by being approximately 50 g lighter than the featured shoe.
Weather protection. Between the two Evolv kicks, only the Rebel has water repellency.
Takeaway: If you need something quite light and affordable, look into the Cruzer Psyche. On the other hand, if you need that extra beefiness in damp conditions, opt for the Rebel.