Who should buy the Evolv The General

Evolv’s The General seems to have hit all the right notes. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a climbing shoe that offers all-day comfort and protection. 
  • Prefer a climbing shoe that can maintain fit and durable protection. 
  • Prefer a climbing shoe that renders edging performance.

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Excellent edging performance

This Evolv rock climbing shoe has a 4.2 mm Trax XE outsole. This is a type of edging rubber formulated to allow climbers to stand even on small nubbins.

Evolv The General outsole

Excellent support 

The General from Evolv uses a 1.6 mm full-length MX-P midsole. This stiff material renders support when crimping all day. 

Evolv The General midsole

Comfortable cushioning

It also offers a decent amount of cushioning for a more comfortable ascent.

Evolv The General arch support

Odor-free interior

The upper of the Evolv The General is predominantly made of durable leather. It has a synthetic lining (Softlin) that helps keep its original shape. A split tongue with Agion antimicrobial feature grants an odor-free interior. Furthermore, the product engineers also added padding above the toe box and around the ankle to maximize comfort.

Evolv The General insole


For enhanced durability, the shoe’s upper comes with a molded Trax SAS toe patch and molded VTR. The former aims to improve comfort and durability. The latter, also known as the Variable Thickness Rand, works by varying the thickness level of the rubber enveloping the base of the upper. Thinner rubber reduces pressure points eliminating hot spots while a thicker rubber is placed in high-wear areas amplifying durability.

Evolv The General upper

Easy to wear

The closure system is comprised of combination eyelets that aid in the management of fit. Two tabs are placed at the heel area to assist in on and off.

Evolv The General easy to wear

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 11oz
Closure: Lace-up
Fit: Performance fit
Downturn: Moderate
Environment: Indoor, Outdoor
Material: Leather
Lining: Lined

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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.