|The Evolv Bolts in orange.|
I also love the stiffness of the toebox for edging, and the large surface-area toe platform for smearing. The Bolt is built on a trail running shoe last, so it's my choice for long days, serious hikes, or burly scrambling.
|Hard to believe these have seen several months of hard use.|
|New Evolv Cruzers are more durable than ever.|
|Cruzers that have been used to set routes almost daily for two months, still looking fresh.|
I mentioned when talking about the Bolts that I was happy to find a more durable shoe because I had blown out my old Cruzers. This is true, and it's a known problem the shoe had, blowing out prematurely at the side stitch joining the two pieces of canvas. As a professional route setter, I jumar a lot, and the aid ladder would rub on that stitch and blow the shoes out in a few weeks. Evolv seems to have made a great shoe even better with the new one-piece Cruzers they sent me at the end of September, because these things still look brand new. I also love wearing these guys for route setting because they're perfect for testing moves in without having to change shoes entirely.
|My new and improved Cruzers are still looking brand new after a couple of months of daily routesetting, coaching, and general wear.|
Thanks again to Evolv for hooking me up with the best gear for what I love to do!