Finding the Right Fit

Finding the right size and fit is especially important for climbing shoes. Evolv makes a wide variety of climbing shoes, each one designed for a specific performance and fit. Our specialized lasts address foot shape, toe box, heel, and overall volume, along with intended use for each model. This allows the climber to customize his or her fit to their individual style of climbing and have a high performing, yet comfortable climbing shoe.

From here, it’s 100% personal preference on how tight you want your climbing shoes to fit. Generally if you are a beginner climber, you will want to be more comfortable in your first pair of shoes. For the more advanced climber, a tighter, more precise fit, may suit your needs best.

Here are some tips to help you find the right shoe:

  • We highly recommend that you try on and buy the shoes at one of our retail stores to ensure a precise fit.
  • Finding the perfect size for your Evolv shoes is critical in getting the maximum return for your intended use of the shoes. In other words, you need to decide what you intend to use your shoes for before selecting the model and size. Ask yourself if you want to use it as a comfortable all-day shoe, a tight performance shoe, or a snug fitting all-around shoe, and then size them appropriately.
  • Unless noted otherwise, most Evolv shoes are made out of vegan friendly synthetic uppers and do not stretch. The shoes will quickly mold to your feet and fit like a glove, after a couple uses. Unlike leather shoes, they will not stretch out and get sloppy.


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