Evolv Axiom Climbing Shoe review

Evolv Axiom Climbing Shoe
Climbing Shoe:
Chris Luchis

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On October 15, 2016
Last modified:November 10, 2016


Evolv Axiom Climbing Shoe one of the best indoor climbing shoe. This shoe is the highly recommended product for beginner and intermediate label climber.
This shoe is best for indoor and Gym climbing. Evolv Axiom Climbing Shoe best for its comfort. This is one of the best comfortable indoor climbing shoes.

Evolv Axiom Climbing Shoe review

As a professional climber, I want the best comfort and better performance together. Does Evolv Axiom Climbing Shoe have comfort and performance equally? I have tasted it on home, gym and rock as well and I have found performance overall good.


The shoe’s front surrender by Microfiber lines leather, which ensures comfort. The synthetic leather covered heel and arch area, which makes it stable and flexible. As a result, this shoe assures the best comfort.

However, this shoe performance is enough. The leather and rubber combination makes it perfects for all-round climbing. It is solid for indoor like gym climbing and as well as for rock climbing.

The tongue of the shoe’s exactly fit your foot, which is comfortable too. Also, the lacing up system is quicker than other climbing shoes.

But, I feel tight when I lace up the shoe. I wear size 9, but the Evolv Axiom’s size 9 was tight for me.

Evolv Axiom Climbing Shoe for whom?

Evolv Axiom Climbing ShoeTo be honest, I can’t recommend it for a professional climber. But, it is suitable for intermediate and beginner climber too. It is perfect and recommended for gym climbing, indoor climbing.

However, I did rock climbing with Evolv Axiom Climbing Shoe and I haven’t faced enough trouble. The rubber sole makes a good grip on the rock. But, my steps was bit slow because the size was little tight for me.

Why Evolv Axiom Climbing Shoe?

The high price isn’t the criteria of best climbing shoes. If it fit well, fell comfort and doesn’t give pain that would be the best climbing shoe. Therefore, Evolv Axiom Climbing Shoe has all criteria of the best climbing shoe.


This shoe is a comfortable climbing shoe, no doubt. The Microfiber lined leather and synthetic leather doesn’t give pain. The rubber sole, which is soft and flexible, provide pain-free climbing. So, there is no question about its comfort.


Safety is the major concern of climbing. Especially, I want to make sure my climbing equipment ensure 100% Safety. Evolv Axiom Climbing shoe is safe enough. The Unique Tongue Lock System and lacing up system perfectly fit your foot into the shoe. It prevents your foot from slip and slide inside the shoe.

Shoe sole:

The rubber sole of the shoe gives better gripping on both plastic and rock. Evolv Axiom Climbing shoe has 4.2mm TRAX rubber sole that means, you may stand on crack hours long without getting pain. The sole is non-aggressive flat. So, it’s too comfortable.

The budget:

The budget of this shoe is fairly affordable. Axiom’s price is lower than our traditional shoe shoes price.

What is the performance of Evolv Axiom Climbing Shoe?

As I said, the performance of this shoe is good enough. While you’re gym climbing or indoor climbing, the performance is excellent. In the rock, performance is also good. Let’s see…

Crack climbing:

In the crack, this shoe gripping is fantastic, no arguments. But the sole is too flat and flexible, which called Non- aggressive climbing shoe. The aggressive climbing shoe is more effective on the on crack climbing, I do believe.

However, its ability of gripping and comfort on crack is much better. As a result, it got intermediate climbing shoe grade.


Edging is the most important part of a climbing shoe. When you do rock climbing, shoe edge plays a bigger role. When you’re moving your steps on the cracks, this shoe gives great comfort feeling, because of the asymmetrical edge of the shoe.

I fell this shoe edge is fair for rock climbing. But, climbing shoe sole should slightly bigger than actual shoe size. Then, the edge will perfectly work.

Alternatives climbing shoe:

There are many alternatives shoe of Evolv Axiom Climbing Shoe. The Evolv also has other versions like Shaman. Shaman is a great climbing shoe. You may go for Shaman.

However, You can see top 10 best climbing shoe list here. Those shoe is extremely good for climbing.


In Conclusion, I must say the Evolv Axiom Climbing Shoe is the great performance and great comfortable intermediate climbing shoe. This shoe is a perfect choose for the beginner or intermediate label climber. You would never get a high-performance shoe like Axiom at this price.

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