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Evolv's top selling women's shoe just got better. The Elektra VTR has all the same great features as the original Elektra plus more. A low volume toe box, arch, and heel provides optimum performance without forfeiting any comfort.
Good Price for a Great Beginner Shoe!
I know people who still climb in this shoe that are “seasoned climbers,” but I feel this is a GREAT beginner shoe.
Great Shoes for Beginners
Evolv Elektra was my first pair of climbing shoes. So far I have climbed in these at an indoor gym over 30 times and they are holding up great! The sole is still sticky and they have not stretched out at all.
These shoes were exactly what I was looking for. I got them on sale, so they were only like 50 bucks. I’ve climbed in them indoor about 20 times so far, and they are holding up well. They have not really stretched. I usually wear a size 8, and ordered down to a size 7.5. I think I could have been find ordering an 8, but the 7.5 are not unbearably tight. I just take my heels out when belaying or taking a break, as most climbers do. Haven’t noticed the awful smell. I usually leave them in car my air out in the 100 degree Texas weather, usually good to kill any wayward bacteria. Rubber is sticky and the shape is good for all-purpose.
This is my second pair of Electras. Finally wore through the first pair after almost 2 years of intensive use. Still getting used to that new shoe feeling (a little slippery) and smell (not like feet!) 🙂
Sizing was a bit difficult.
I am a Ladies 9, and ordered both 8.5 and 9. Wound up returning the 8.5 as they were unbearably tight. I’ve now gotten 3 climbs in with the 9s, and they’re uncomfortably tight, and have not stretched. I cannot stand or walk in them between climbs, so I let the heel out or take them off when belaying. I’ve noticed that no one else does this, so I wonder if I should have gone a half size up so I could wear socks and not be in pain.
I love these shoes–this was my second pair of the same …
I love these shoes–this was my second pair of the same style. They’re great for indoor rock climbing at a variety of skill levels and they last awhile before the toes blow out with frequent use. If I was climbing really aggressively, I might want a pointier toe and maybe some texture on the heel for heel-hooking, but I could still get up 11a’s in the gym without feeling like my shoes were holding me back. The velcro is great for easy on/off, and the purple is stylish. I always see several ladies in the gym with these; they’re great for this price point.
Great basic climbing shoe
I recently purchased these shoes and absolutely love them. I’m new to climbing and didn’t want to spend $100+ yet still wanted a sturdy, safe, comfortable shoe. These shoes meet all of those criteria. The only reason I rate them 4 stars as opposed to 5 is because they don’t breathe very well; however, maybe this is common to all rock climbing shoes. I find that if I air my shoes out on my porch after I climb, they don’t smell at all. Also, I normally wear a size 8 and purchased a size 7 1/2 in these, which is perfect. A size 7 would have been uncomfortably tight.
These are great beginner/intermediate shoes
These are great beginner/intermediate shoes. Relatively sticky, not as responsive as a more expensive, more aggressive shoe, but overall a great shoe for the price! I use them for bouldering and will be buying a more aggressive shoe when the time comes. I bought an 8.5 because that’s my shoe size and they fit as I expected (tight, slightly uncomfortable, slight toe curl) I could have probably gone down to an 8 though as there’s a little bit more room than I would have liked. If you’re a new climber I’d just buy your size and remember that climbing shoes are not supposed to be comfortable! They’re SUPPOSED to feel “way too small”.
A good climbing shoe
I bought these when i first got into bouldering about 6 months ago. I go 1x/week, and they are holding up very well. They fit as sized, and the color is pretty accurate. They do not bleed color as some of these shoes do.
Good for beginner shoes
These were my first pair of purchased climbing shoes. I mainly climb outside but I am hoping to get more indoor time in the near future.