The Evolv Men's Cruzer Shoe is an approach shoe for the easy-going climber. The upper is cotton canvas with a microfiber lining that is soft against bare feet on the approach and relaxing on your toes after a full day of climbing. A soft, microporous EVA midsole combined with a microfiber lined foam insole provide enough give and cushion so your feet don't crumble when hitting unstable terrain. The TRAX rubber on the outsole is mighty-sticky for scrambling with a rubber rand at the toe for jetting up a quick crack. Lightweight enough to attach to your pack or harness on the way up, the collapsible heel allows you to slip them on afterwards to rest your aching feet. All you have to do next is find the cooler of beer at camp.
FEATURES of the Evolv Men's Cruzer Shoe
Low drop EVA midsole
Microfiber-lined cotton duck upper
Unique split tongue
Collapsible heel for slip-on use
TRAX sticky rubber outsole
Rubber toe cap
SPECIFICATIONS of the Evolv Men's Cruzer Shoe
Profile: Trail running shoe last
Upper: 100% Cotton canvas with medial vents
Closure: Lace closure with two eyelets and dual overlap tongue
Insole: Microfiber lined foam
Midsole: Soft microporous EVA
Sole: TRAX high friction rubber with edging platfom
"BLUF: My new shoe for everything...and I mean everything..."
Before I get in to the beastliness of this shoe ... believe me... seriously believe me you will have to double your size hands down. I read other reviews that said to buy a half a size to a whole size bigger.. but truly I think you HAVE to AT A MINIMUM go ONE FULL SIZE BIGGER!! If you don't, they won't fit and you'll spend more time and money playing the back and forth game because you didn't listen. I wear a 10-1/2 in absolutely everything.. in this shoe I bought an 11-1/2.. and they fit pretty much just right. A little tight and not so loose, and honestly no growing room so if I did take these on a long movement with weight, my feet would have little room to expand. So although it seems super risky and weird buying a size up, I am now buying my second pair a size AND A HALF UP. These are the best shoes I've ever bought though. I used to wear black Vans everyday, now I wear these for everything..ev-er-y-th-ing. LOVE the slipper ability and everything. THE BEST SHOE EVER!!!!!!!!!
"comfortable but not great for long distance walking"
These shoes fit my feet great and look good doing so. However, they were not good for me walking long distances in them. I'd get blisters on the bottom of my feet in weird spots that I wouldn't normally. Needless to say, I don't wear them walking long distances through the urban jungles anymore. For the price of the shoe, I still think they're pretty good and I'd keep wearing them, but I am a little disappointed. Thought they'd be a bit better considering what they're made for.
Super comfortable and I think the style is unique and cool looking with casual clothes. Marketed as an approach shoe but can't imagine they would stand up to any serious approaching unless it was relatively easy terrain. That said, makes for an awesome styling street shoe.
These shoes lack good solid support for difficult approaches. However, they're super light and have great sticky rubber, which makes them excellent for tricky descents. The weight they add to your harness is the equivalent to have some flip-flops attached; but they manage down climbs 1 million times better. That's right...1 million. If you climb in Eldo Canyon and get stressed out descending the slabs, you want a pair of these.
Got these because of all of the raves about how light they are sitting on a harness on a climb. Seems like they are barely heavier than my chalkbag! Also, be warned! The color description says gray, but they are more a metallic gray/purple. A little disappointing, but the weight and excellent performance on shorter approach hikes (even had to scramble a bit) was excellent! I'll buy another pair for sure!
Really awesome shoe on the rock. IMO the Cruzer doesn't fully fit under the approach shoe category, but doesn't quite fall under the climbing shoe realm either. Nice and comfortable for hanging out around camp (especially since the back end can collapse flat so the shoe is like a slipper). Also waaaaaay super light to haul up a climb for a walk off descent or even a bit more comfort for the rap back down. Downside is the laces feel a bit week/ready to snap when you really crank them down...
I got these shoes just to wear around town, so I can't comment on their rockworthiness. I like them, with a few minor complaints.First, the hard rubber sole makes the shoes noisy on a hard floor. Sort of like a pair of dress shoes.Second, I had a bit of trouble with the fit. I first ordered a 10.5; same as Adidas Superstars I've worn for years. The Cruzers seem to run small, and I had to exchange them for an 11, which seems more comparable to the 10.5 Adidas. The size 11 Cruzers still seems a bit smaller than the size 10 Chuck Taylor All-Star low-top that I also have.Bottom line, the shoes are comfy and look good, so I like them. Just pay attention to the sizes.
So you may think I'm weird because I wear these...BUT I DON"T CARE! They are sooooo comfortable and do not look super masculine (Guys, don't be afraid...they aren't girly, promise). The traction on these thing is insane...but just so you know, you should get a size bigger. Normally I get a size 8 in mens shoes, and I got a size 9 this time and they were perfect. But you will definitely love these.