/ Issues with Evolv Bandits
Do you climb a lot of cracks? I've been doing more recently and I noticed the sole coming away at the seam on my Red Chillis, obviously from all the torqueing of the shoe.
In reply to purplemonkeyelephant: Nah, they have mainly been used indoors and the amount of use that they have been through doesn't warrant the wear.
Staggered someone can get Muiras to fit as well as these! Utterly different fit on my feet.
Nearly every pair of Bandits i've resoled have had that split in exactly the same place - I heard that was a problem on a certain batch but now I've seen it so often I don't think that can be the case. (I have two pairs here at the moment - both have the same split)
Along with Anasazis they are my least favourite shoes to resole, they can be okay whilst they are still fairly new but the softer the rands get the harder they are to keep a decent shape on them.
I'm guessing the split happens as they have a hard plastic last in the sole that wears against the soft rands.
How are the Geshidos for resoling?
I've been giving a pair Evolv Geshidos a lot of use over the past 9 months and am yet to have a problem with them, some wear in some 'hotspots' but overall i reckon i'll get another 2-4 months out of them. I've been using them indoor and out if that matters to anyone. (indoors 2-4 times a week, outdoors couple of times a week on limestone & sandstone.)
Similar problem on my Bandits. Sent photographs of the split to Beyond Hope who are the UK importers. Great response as they told me it was a faulty batch and sent me another pair.
Due to using other set of shoes I have no idea if these will last any longer. It is a pity if they don't as they fit my feet very well.
I might revert back to Red Chili as the Torres, Phantoms and Mescalitos were very good shoes. (Although the Mescalitoes midsole went very quickly)
Bandits are a good shoe but only if Evolv have resolved this weak point.
My experience also with Bandits, I bought a pair after using 5.10's for almost 20 years. I had mine re-soled and re-randed after both toes went through in no time. The re-sole was 5.10 stealth from Llanberis re-soles and now they're great; probably better than previously. Think I'll go back to 5.10 though when these give out.
All Evolvs do this. Nice shoes if they're cheap, but don't pay full price for them, shite VFM.
I have a Klenz machine that takes the smell out of most climbing shoes fine, but evolvs tend to go through twice!
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