Who should buy the Evolv Cruzer Psyche

The Cruzer Psyche is yet another outstanding Evolv piece, with its stunning design and equally as endearing trail-to-rock qualities. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer an approach shoe that is engineered with footing security in mind and gives users additional terrain balance.
  • Prefer an approach shoe that every component that makes up its entirety is completely animal-free.
  • Prefer an approach shoe that provides a secure and personalized lockdown.

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Excellent surface traction

Approach travelers have the Evolv Cruzer Psyche’s TRAX Enduro outsole to thank when it comes to surface traction. Its rubber formulation delivers ample friction over a wide variety of terrain types. 

Evolv Cruzer Psyche outsole

Provides slip and skid resistance

The tenacity of this component is bolstered by its low-profile rectangular lugs. Its treaded heel promises slip and skid resistance during downward traversals. Meanwhile, the smoothed-out construction of its forefoot tip provides extra grip on low-grade climbs.

Evolv Cruzer Psyche outsole 1

Grants sufficient cushioning and footing balance

Evolv’s Cruzer Psyche grants sufficient cushioning and footing balance with its soft-yet-tough microporous midsole. As it is made of EVA or ethylene-vinyl acetate, this springy layer can endure beatings the terrain sends its way. 

Evolv Cruzer Psyche midsole 1

Comfortable underfoot cushioning

It comes topped with a textured insole for added comfort underfoot.

Evolv Cruzer Psyche insole

Easy to wear

The Cruzer Psyche’s flexible upper is primarily made of 100% cotton canvas. It comes with a comfy split tongue and a heel pull loop, which expedites on and off.

Evolv Cruzer Psyche loop

Delivers forefoot protection and toeing grip

Its rubber toe cap, a.k.a. Variable Thickness Rand (VTR), delivers a combination of forefoot protection and toeing grip. Its lacing system is comprised of a total of six reinforced eyelets and snap-resistant flat lace.

Evolv Cruzer Psyche laces

Evolv Cruzer Psyche vs. La Sportiva TX2

The Evolv Cruzer Psyche and the La Sportiva TX2 are two of the most sought-after approach kicks in circulation. Read through the following points to know their differences.

Weight. The featured approach hiker wins this round. Yes, it is lighter than the TX2 by about 60 grams.

Asking price. In this area, the Cruzer Psyche bags the crown yet again. Indeed, this Evolv offering is cheaper than its rival shoe by about $50.

Breathability. When it comes to ventilation, the TX2 seems to have the upper hand. This is because its upper is made of knit fabric, which is more breathable than the Cruzer Classic’s canvas-based shell.

Facts / Specs

Weight: 238g
Features: Breathable / Lightweight
Material: Vegan, Fabric/Textile
Top: Low
BRAND Brand: Evolv
Randing: Full
SKUs: EVL0235 / EVL0256 / EVL0310 / EVL0351 / EVL0353 / EVL0472 / EVL0473 / EVL0474 / EVL0477 / EVL0478

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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.