Evolv is a US-based performance climbing and outdoor footwear company dedicated to creating high friction technical rock shoes and performance casual footwear. Born in 2003, out of a dream to create the best rock climbing shoes in the US, the first Kaos and Bandit models were handcrafted and built in a 500 square foot garage by the two owners. More than a decade later, Evolv is now one of the top rock climbing shoe companies in the world and is trusted by many professional athletes, and weekend warriors alike, to reach their full potential.
Evolv proudly works with world-class elite athletes: Chris Sharma, Ashima Shiraishi, Kai Lightner, Lisa Rands, Alex Johnson, Meagan Martin, Paul Robinson, Steph Davis, Lonnie Kauk, Craig Demartino, Ronnie Dickson, Jeff Shapiro, Matt Blank, Jamie Finlayson, Klemen Becan as well as numerous National and Grassroots athletes, many of whom contribute to product design and development at our US headquarters.
Being based in Southern California, Evolv has taken inspiration from many different sports and athletes and is developing innovative products focusing on manufacturing the highest quality technical shoes bridging over several different sports. Staying in LA we hold true to our humble roots and provide the best resole service in the USA through our resole branch, Yosemite Bum and maintain the ability to create, sample and test products to constantly push forward and evolve.
In 2012, we launched our newest performance lifestyle shoe, the “CRUZER,” which has helped push the boundaries of lightweight performance footwear. Over the coming years we will continue to challenge industry standards and push the envelope Stay tuned!