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By GhaMby
From Heaven
Feb 9, 2013
Are you Chicken, or fishy?

Any updates on these? Would you wear these on routes at your limit?


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By 1up
From Wetumpka, Alabama
Feb 15, 2013

Yes. I Climbed a 12.A slab in them about a month ago over here in Korea. For slab 12.A is the hardest grade I have climbed. I have climbed up to 12.C in the gym with them on some really overhung stuff as well. I pretty much always climb in them because of how comfortable they are which is something really hard for me to find in a shoe due to a nasty mountain biking accident that left my ankle/achilles tendon area all scared up. After they break in(about 1 month of 4-5X a week climbing) they are awesome for just about everything. I sized them to fit where my big toe is completely flat and my small toes are just barely curled. You can literally put these shoe son and not take them off for the entire day and have little to no foot discomfort. The longest time I have worn them was 6 hours straight on a 10.C ridge route that had everything from splitter cracks that turned into slabs to bulgy overhanging off widthy weirdness and at no point felt the shoe held me back in any way.


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By GhaMby
From Heaven
Feb 15, 2013
Are you Chicken, or fishy?

1UP:

How did you size your astromans? Street shoe, +/-???


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By frankstoneline
Feb 15, 2013

sweagan wrote:
1UP: How did you size your astromans? Street shoe, +/-???


doesnt wilsons have em in stock (I thought I saw em on the wall in december)? you could just go try a pair on?


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By GhaMby
From Heaven
Feb 15, 2013
Are you Chicken, or fishy?

Not in a 13. No store ever carries a 13. I hate my huge feet. I'm so ugly.


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By frankstoneline
Feb 15, 2013

sweagan wrote:
Not in a 13. No store ever carries a 13. I hate my huge feet. I'm so ugly.


ahhh, they wont order you a pair to check out? (I dont know what their policy is on trying stuff on)

Big feet is definitely ugly man, you should get that looked at.


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By NickinCO
From colorado
Feb 15, 2013
after the hard stuff, into cruiser hands.

I went with street shoe size. I don't feel like they'd hold me back on pretty much anything once you get used to the thicker sole and trusting them.


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By Jeff Schroeder
From Minneapolis, MN
Feb 16, 2013
Klahanie Crack

I went with street size as well for an all day type shoe. I really like the shoe for trad specific climbing.


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By GhaMby
From Heaven
Feb 19, 2013
Are you Chicken, or fishy?

Fukc it, I found a new pair of TC Pros on Ebay for $75 including shipping. Too bad I don't actually have any extra money right now, but come on baby I had to buy them for that price, okay I'll sleep on the couch. You want me to sell stuff? Like what? I need a surfboard in Bishop, I might go to the beach in the next 10 years!!! My other 50 pair of climbing shoes??? But they need to get resoled, which I can't afford cause I just bought a new pair TC pros. God dammit, I guess I'll go to the truck stop for a few hours, I should get close to $75 by the end of the week. . .


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By frankstoneline
Feb 19, 2013

sweagan wrote:
Fukc it, I found a new pair of TC Pros on Ebay for $75 including shipping. Too bad I don't actually have any extra money right now, but come on baby I had to buy them for that price, okay I'll sleep on the couch. You want me to sell stuff? Like what? I need a surfboard in Bishop, I might go to the beach in the next 10 years!!! My other 50 pair of climbing shoes??? But they need to get resoled, which I can't afford cause I just bought a new pair TC pros. God dammit, I guess I'll go to the truck stop for a few hours, I should get close to $75 by the end of the week. . .


haha, atta boy. you got a pretty mouth.


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By 1up
From Wetumpka, Alabama
Feb 20, 2013

Like the others said I went with street shoe size. One thing I forgot to mention, I don't lace the top lace hole's. They kind of restrict your movement a little bit if you do. This might just be a personal thing YMMV.


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By GhaMby
From Heaven
Feb 27, 2013
Are you Chicken, or fishy?

I finally had the opportunity to try the Astroman in a 13, they are tighter than my bouldering shoes!!!

Thank god I found the TC Pros for so cheap, but I still hope that they stretch 1/2 a size or so.


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By Keenan Waeschle
From Bozeman, MT
Feb 27, 2013
on top of the RNWF <br />June 2012

just ordered a pair in 13 (my street shoe size is 14). hopefully they aren't excruciatingly painful, that would be really lame.


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By GhaMby
From Heaven
Feb 27, 2013
Are you Chicken, or fishy?

Good luck, my toes were all knuckled in a 13 and I wear a 13 in almost all street shoes (exception to scarpa zens which are still a touch tight in a 48/14).

I'm betting that they stretch a little bit, 1/2 size for a leather shoe is typical, although these are lined.


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By aed
From Jackson, WY
Apr 19, 2013
aed

Can anyone speak to how much these stretch?


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By Keenan Waeschle
From Bozeman, MT
Apr 19, 2013
on top of the RNWF <br />June 2012

mine were painfully tight the first few days I wore them. Now they fit perfectly. size them fairly tight, so they hurt after maybe 5 or 10 minutes of just having them on your feet (no climbing). that's how mine were


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By aed
From Jackson, WY
Apr 19, 2013
aed

Thanks.
Sized down, hoping for some stretch.


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By Price
From SLC, UT
Apr 22, 2013

As a guy who has a lot of evolv shoes, just let me say this once more -

Don't size down your evolvs.

These are made in the US, sized in the US shoes. They make them to fit the way they should without a ton of guessing. I wear the following in evolv:

Defy - 11.5
Geshido - 12
Shaman - 12
Astroman - 12
Pontas - 11.5

In other shoes:
Running Shoes - 12
Street shoes - 11.5/12
(don't wear them anymore, but) all La Sportiva - 10-10.5

As far as stretch on the Astroman, I've found that they'll stretch a bit. They are leather, unlike most evolvs. If you're going to size down, go at most 1/2 size down from your street shoes.


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By Dave Alie
From Golden, CO
Apr 26, 2013
Photo Credit: The talented Pete Garceau

I saw this thread and wanted to chime in about the sizing. I've been wearing a pair of these in my street shoe size (13) and was surprised that they were as tight as they were. I have slightly knuckled toes in them, which has gotten better with stretch, but for thinner cracks I definitely kick myself for not going with the 13.5. I have heard others say they get a perfect fit with their street shoe size, and others even size these down with some success. Of course shoes will fit everyone's feet differently, but I was surprised enough when I put them on that I felt compelled to mention it.

I last week I wrote up a longer review of the shoes for a gear website if anyone is interested. As mentioned in the review, I haven't taken them to Vedauwoo or RMNP yet so performance on granite will have to wait until later in the season.

blistergearreview.com/gear-reviews/evolv-astroman


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