/ Evolv Shoes - Tight
I usually wear very thin socks but I had to go bare foot to get them slightly more comfortable.
Side by side both shoes are noticable different i.e the Evolv is smaller than the La Sportiva yet it is half a size bigger??
Should I suck it up and "break them in" or are the unlikely to be more comfortable in the toes? I read they will stretch in width but not length so will the width stretch take some of the pressure away from the toes?
Or should I just get a 11.5? I am concerned that I will end up with a pair of baggy shoes in 6 months time when the summer rock comes back in.
What kind? I've had Pontas and Bandit and they hardly stretch at all. They will conform slightly to your foot shape though.
Thank you. Think I will upsize the Evolvs a little then if there isnt going to be much stretch in them. :) cheers.
My first pair were Bandits and it was only after a few months I was honest with myself about how much they were crushing my toes sideways. Swapped to Scarpa Vapor Vs in the end. I don't know about other Evolv shoes but the Bandits definitely didn't stretch much in any direction.
I'm generally around 46 UK 11.5 in rockshoes , but my evolvs are the biggest they did at 12 , I couldn't get any other size Evolvs on my feet after three months they still fit fairly well .
I agree with the going bigger idea .
The Pontas is sized at a half size down from your street shoe for multi-pitch or all day comfort.
A full size down for more technical climbing and taking shoes off between climbs, eg single pitch sport climbs. There is a big difference in half a size in these shoes. If they are a bit tight in length they will stretch but a bit less than half a size and conform to your foot shape more so. Straight out of the box they seem too have more pressure points than the La Sportivas, with my feet.
La Sportivas Muiras and Katanas are sized between 2 to 3 sizes less.
I cant remember the model name of mine but theyre discontinued and basically a bandit but in blue. I had to go up half a size and even then they were really tight across the widest part. To get them slightly bigger i packed them out with newspaper and i mean packed out real good!!! After a few days they were fine for me and fit like a glove and have done ever since.
Just need to sort out the rancid smell emitting from them!!
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