Who should buy the Evolv Geshido Velcro

This indoor/outdoor Evolv climbing shoe is a hit among most senders. Climbers recommended this shoe for those who have a lot of heel-hooking in their routes and those who have stouter insteps. They also mentioned that if you are looking for a shoe that provides extra support in every step and traction for outwardly side smears, this climbing shoe is a great option.

Who should not buy the Evolv Geshido Velcro

Climbers claimed that this shoe was amazing with its incredible features however, they stated that it all comes with a price. They also mentioned that ts rubber outsole could be stickier on polished gym holds. If you are looking for a climbing shoe that will provide stability and confidence on extremely technical face climbing and overhung routes, you might want to check the La Sportiva Solution.

Renders grip on steeper climbs

Climbers say that with its downturned design, asymmetric last, and thinner heel rand, it provides grip, precision, and flexibility they needed to grip footholds on steeper climbs.

Sufficient support and rigidity 

Climbers mentioned that it renders sufficient support and rigidity on vertical or technical faces when needed.

Incredible comfort for long climbs

From overhanging sport climbs to slabs, climbers stated that it has excellent performance for hard sending with enough comfort and support for longer, more moderate climbs.

Snug fit

Climbers loved its synthetic upper because they felt tighter and more powerful. Also, it limits its stretch to the bare minimum. 

Roomy forefoot

Climbers who have chunkier digits experienced a fantastic time because of the shoe’s spacious-yet-still-precise toe box. 

Easy to wear

Climbers loved the fact that this climbing shoe was easy to wear and maintains a tight fit needed on more technical climbs.

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: 255g
Construction: Slip lasted, Vegan
Closure: Velcro
Fit: Performance fit
Downturn: Aggressive
Environment: Indoor, Outdoor
Material: Fabric/Textile, Synthetic

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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.