Review by: 16stfd16, 2009-02-02
I bought these shoes on sale from REI after owning the defys. I bought a half size smaller than my defys (=size 8)and found the fit to be appropriate for a sport/bouldering shoe(my street size is about a 10-10.5). When I first slipped them on at the gym they seemed reluctant to fit comfortably in the toes, but after an hour or so of climbing the rubber on the top of the toe seemed to become more flexible and comfy. I gave them 3 stars for my application due to the thick rubber in the toe section of the sole that sacrafices a bit of sensitivity when trying to locate/stand on small chips.The heel however allows aggressive heel hooks and massive comfort in the arch and heel protion of the shoe. All in all the Evo is a good shoe, mabe not the 5 out 5 i was looking for though.