Evolv Agro Climbing Shoe

We’ve read the reviews across the web for the Evolv Agro Climbing Shoe and summarize the results below:

Universal Ranking

PeakScore: 87 (out of 100)
User Rating: 4.5 stars 
Expert Rating: 4 stars

Number of Ratings Reviewed: 26

Pros & Cons

Reasons to buy:

User Reviews

  • Velcro fastening system allows for fit adjustment behind toe box and below ankle with one simple strap.
  • Great sensitivity all around, and the lack of midsole rubber adds even more sensitivity.
  • Large amount of soft, sticky rubber around toe box, ball of foot, and heel means extra grip for even the smallest of footholds.
  • Tight heel box, but this delivers snug heel tension which keeps the fit precise (once you find the right size).

Expert Reviews

  • Highly sensitive shoe with amazing gripping power, attributable to the large amount of high-friction rubber.
  • Excellent toe hooking ability.
  • Strong power transfer makes this shoe well-suited for steep climbing, pockets, and in-cut edges.
  • More affordable than most other aggressive sport-climbing and bouldering shoes on the market.
  • Fit and shape remain relatively constant over the life of the shoe- after break-in, not too much stretch.
  • Overall a very comfortable shoe with a slipper-like feel and no pressure points when fully cinched down.

Reasons NOT to buy:

User Reviews

  • Stitching is not concealed where heel pull loops attach, which means possible irritation during long sessions.
  • Sizing runs small and toe box is especially tight- trying on in person is recommended.

Expert Reviews

  • Somewhat painful to break in.
  • Can be hot on warmer days and in direct sun.
  • The large amount of rubber makes the shoe hard to put on.


The Evolv Agro climbing shoe is an exceptionally sensitive and grippy shoe that performs well on aggressive sport and bouldering routes. While finding the correct size may be difficult due to the tight toe box, the snug heel and effective velcro tightening system will give you a precise fit in your correct size. Good high-friction rubber coverage across the toe and heel allow for great toe and heel hook ability, making this an amazing shoe for steep and technical routes.


Note: User and expert rankings were reviewed across the web. Some expert reviews include these: 1, 2, 3, 4.