Reviews for RAVE
Average Rating : 4.67 out of 5
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Review by: suilenroc, 2007-05-05
I would highly reccomend these shoes to any intermediate or advanced climber wanting to find a snug, great all around, badass edging, kick face smearing, rippin smedging shoe. I have had these for several months and i would never buy a diffferent brand. I don't think they will last any incredible amount of time... no great shoe should! They will easily make a believer out of anyone who has never worn a pair of slippers. GREAT SHOE. Great company!
Review by: butofcourse, 2006-12-20
I've been climbing for ~18 years, have owned many different shoes. After climbing with my Rave for 1 year I can say that these are probably the best shoes I've ever had.
I have been using them all the time and everywhere: indoors, sport projects, trad cracks, and slab climbing -- single pitch and multi-pitch.
The rubber is sticky and lasts really very well. They are fairly soft and sensitive, but firm enough for edging and stemming.
Based on Evolv's advice I took 1/2 size smaller than my usual size; they were tight at the beginning, but fit perfectly after a week.
As usual the folks at Evolv offered me excellent service and advice when I contacted them with questions about the shoe.
Overall an awesome shoe from a very good company.
Review by: socialclimber, 2006-07-01
In the few months I've had these shoes they have been used on plastic, for bouldering on Castle hill limestone and trad, including cracks. They have never failed to impress. They have the stickiest rubber I've yet to find on a shoe and are by far the most comfortable climbing shoes I've worn. The Raves are the first pair of Evolvs I've owned but they will not be the last.
Review by: w_weezer, 2006-06-14
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Review by: rainontin, 2006-05-13
Essentialy this is Evolv's version of the Moccasym, only with better construction and a more secure fit. I sized this shoe to be relatively tight while still being comfortable enough to wear for extended periods of time, and I must say it is indeed comfortable. I have not noticed any stretch, but I didn't get them so wicked tight that there was any rand bulge. The only problem I've had is that it has taken awhile for the elastic patch on the top of the shoe to loosen up a bit, which made them very difficult to put on for the first week or so. However, once they were on, they stayed on, no matter how vicious the heel hook. I use them mainly for vertical and slabby boulder problems, so I can't comment on their crack climbing ability. They are very soft, so if you don't already have strong toes, be prepared for a workout. They are very well made, and quite cheap too. A great second shoe for climbs that don't require micro-edging or super-precise footwork. 4.5