|By wilcox510 |
Jul 7, 2011
Anyone tried the Evolv Geshidos out yet? How do they compare to something like the Katana Lace? Fit? Any thoughts appreciated.
|By Price |
From SLC, UT
Jul 7, 2011
Just got mine, but unfortunately I'm on the DL so can't tell you how they climb. Comparing to sportivas, I'd say they're closer to the Muira than the Katana.
Actually, I can tell you how they climb - amazingly! Or at least that's the rumor i hear.
|By John Wilder |
From Las Vegas, NV
Jul 7, 2011
I'm really digging the Geshido so far- the narrow fit/low volume is a welcome/weird departure from other evolv shoes. normally i fit Evolv really well, but the heel cup has always been iffy for me- these things, though- man, great fit. ive only got a few hundred feet on them so far- need more to have a more in-depth opinion.
I wish I could compare them to a sportiva shoe, but to be honest, i usually dont bother with Sportiva because they're so narrow. I can tell you that they fit very narrow compared to any other evolv shoe- and they're pretty stiff. they have a similar 'love bump' like the shaman built into the last, although its not as severe as the shamans- makes face climbing pretty sweet for sure.
i'd say these are predominately going to be a vert tech to gently overhanging tech shoe. super-steep stuff not so much, although i'm sure they'll work, but they'll really shine on the vert, imho.
|By Neil Wachowski |
From Fort Collins, CO
Jul 27, 2011
I'm pretty impressed with them. As mentioned above, they are great for vertical to mildly overhanging technical routes, which is what I'm on 99% of the time when sport climbing. I've only used them on about a dozen or so outdoor sport routes, but I felt very confident in them right out of the box. They edge magnificently, and so far I'm sold on the love bump. I have never used a Katana Lace, but have owned regular Katanas and Muira VS, and the Geshido SC is pretty comparable to the latter, which is my favorite sport shoe ever (never had the chance to try on the Geshido lace). It's hard for me to compare them directly though since my Muiras are 3 years old and barely resemble a new pair.
Regarding the fit: What happened for me is that my gym had an Evolv demo, I tried all of their technical shoes without many expectations and walked away intrigued with the Geshido (SC). Since I needed a new pair of aggressive sport shoes I ordered a pair through the gym. The demo pair I tried was a 9.5 (my street shoe size), which I could stand around in so I went with a 9 (couldn't try this size on that day). I thought I made a mistake when my pair arrived and I tried them on. These things are indeed super narrow and my pinky toe was pinching a bit, though it wasn't excruciating. Perhaps I should have bargained to trade them in right then, but I stuck it out and I think I'm glad I did. The uppers on these are leather (unlike most Evolvs), so they have stretched enough to fit very aggressively, but not painfully.
For reference, I also own a pair of Evolv Defy and Optimus Primes. The former is size 8.5 and fits comfortably enough to wear on multipitch routes, whereas the latter is size 9.5, and fits pretty snug.
|By Chris Graham |
From Bartlett, NH
May 22, 2012
ARe you guys still happy with the Geshidos? I am looking at the lace ups and am pretty interested in the design. I love that they went to nubuk leather for the upper!
Looking to replace my old pontas lace and miuras.
|By Some Dude |
May 25, 2012
People still buy Evolv shoes?