Staff Pick – The Luchador
I’m all about comfort when it comes to climbing shoes. So, when I was looking for an aggressive shoe all I could imagine is cramped toes and the relief I would feel pulling my shoes off after each route. This didn’t sound fun to me.
At the suggestions of my co-worker, Matt, I opted for the Evolv Luchador. It had everything I was looking for, a narrow and asymmetrical toe box for edging, a stiff sole for support, and they lace-up. Looking at them I was skeptical that they would be comfortable.
The day the box arrived I striped my shoes off and immediately pulled the Luchadors onto my feet. I laced them up and stood on my feet. They were so comfortable! The new non-shifting tongue system in the shoe makes a big difference on the comfort level. It’s like a hug for your feet.
Put to the climbing test these shoes do not disappoint! I can put my toe on the smallest of edges and feel confident that my toe will stay put. Although the shoes doesn’t have a tight fit, it doesn’t move around on your foot, providing control with every move.
These are my new go-to shoes to wrestle any wall in front of me!
Caraway & Co