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Reviews by youmeanupthere (2)

Predator Climbing Shoe - Mens (Manufacturer link) popular Average Rating = 4.56/5 Average Rating : 4.56/5

In: Gear: Shoes: Climbing Shoes: Velcro

Review 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: youmeanupthere, 2004-06-23

whoa! just got my predators today. this rating is obviously premature since i cant speak to their durability but these shoes are sweet. im not usually the type to talk up shoes but her i am. these will definitely replace my scarpa dominators. ive also been wearing the evolv kaos for about six months now and i love those as well. if you have been wearing the kaos and wished for a little more power on the really steep stuff then this is it. to boot, the toe box is one of the most comfortable for such a dramatically down turned toe. lastly the customer service with evolv is some of the best in the industry. as a climbing gym employee i work with several different companies and recently i have become more critical due to some bad service. evolv is easy to work with, patient, and helpful. if nothing else these shoes are still cheaper than comparable performance shoes.

Kaos (Manufacturer link) popular Average Rating = 4.40/5 Average Rating : 4.40/5

In: Gear: Shoes: Climbing Shoes: Velcro

Review 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: youmeanupthere, 2003-04-04

These are very nice shoes, especially for the price. I normally wear a pair of scarpa dominators for most of my gym/bouldering/sport climbing. Well my dominators were getting trashed so and I had a chance to buy the Kaos at a good price. I bought them as my throw away pair in an attempt to preserve my dominators for more "important" climbs but they soon became my shoe of choice. I would not recommend the Kaos for granite cracks a la Little Cottonwood Canyon, UT. Also, during break in, they would rub my ankle bones but this dissappeared before long. Good shoes at a good price.