/ evolve optimus prime
I tried them on as an upgrade to my Defy, Sadly the last that they use does not fit my feet very well. I would guess that they would need a lot of wearing in before you could use them as an all day shoe, remember that all that rubber around the toe makes for a tighter shoe.
Key things to remember - they're synthetic so they won't stretch and they'll stink to high heaven after heavy use.
I bought mine slightly smaller than I should have which meant they were v precise but a nightmare to keep on for very long at all. From memory they were the same size as I wear trainers which was a surprise - I now have a pair of miura lace ups and have dropped 1.5 sizes and they are still v comfortable.
Another thing is I wore through the toe after using them to climb indoors a lot - probably an indication of my poor footwork rather than anything else - but nevertheless something to bear in mind.
They're designed to be a more aggressive, down turned version of the pontas so I wouldn't think they'd be an ideal all-day shoe. Have you had a look at the Scarpa range? I have the Vapour Velcro for an all-round indoor/easy routes shoe and they're perfect for that purpose.
Like the person above I found evolv shoes quick to wear through around the toe area.
he's a giant Robot that can turn into a car. Why on earth would he even need to evolve?
The Optimus prime is a pretty unusual shape, much less asymetric than the pontas but with a significant downturn.
Yep, they felt weird for me, I was looking for something downturned that weren't dragons but they were just as painful.
Settled on the Scarpa* Instincts which are surprisingly comfortable for something so precise.
*I don't work for Scarpa but am aware I talk about them a lot!
I get this lot with that fact that I recommend ClimbX http://climbxgear.com/ ,But sadly I also don't work for the company.
I use the Redpoint http://climbxgear.com/2011redpoint.aspx as an all day / indoor / easy route shoe
For more technical problems / routes I use the E-Motion http://climbxgear.com/2011e-motion.aspx
And for more smeary style problems / routes I use Zion Hybrid http://climbxgear.com/2011radmoc.aspx
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