evolv Pontas Rock Shoes


evolv Pontas Rock Shoes
Page Type Gear Review
Object Title evolv Pontas Rock Shoes
Manufacturer evolv
Page By RCerber
Page Type Feb 8, 2011 / Feb 8, 2011
Object ID 7544
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Product Description

Part of the Chris Sharma Signature Series, the high-performance evolv Pontas rock shoes feature a glovelike fit for your feet that inspires confidence on technical climbs.

More Gear Info


* Ideal for sport climbing, bouldering and gym climbing, the Pontas shoes fuse precision, power and responsiveness
* Grippy 2.2mm TRAX® rubber duro-rands surround lower part of uppers, protecting feet and enhancing friction; extended toe rands enables toe hooking
* High-performance 4.2mm TRAX XT-5 high-friction rubber soles stick tenaciously to rock
* Equipped with 3/4-length semi-stiff midsoles that balance edging power with responsiveness from the toes through the arches
* KA-1 lasting delivers an asymmetrical toe profile that gives comfortable sensitivity and edging power
* Flexible and durable Synthratek synthetic suede uppers resist stretching and dry quickly for long life
* Cotton fiber lining adds comfort by managing moisture inside; lining limits stretching, providing an accurate and predictable fit

Pros vs Cons



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StevieRay - Apr 27, 2011 4:43 pm - Hasn't voted

My Gym Shoe
I have been using this shoe in the gym and really like it. I usually have a lace and like to climb cracks outside, the Pontas Lace however doesn't have the same fit, it's a little narrow in the toe. This shoe is has a nice balance of comfort and preformance for the gym.

rlshattuck - Dec 13, 2011 8:54 pm - Hasn't voted

If Pain is your Pleasure . . .
I was in a hurry to buy a shoe and also not to bleed my meager funds, not to mention I had a hard time finding my size from the shop's selection . . . anyway, I bought the Pontas in my size (11.5/45) and prayed that there'd be something, anything, of a stretch but so far, after about eight hours on them, my feet are dying.

Oddly enough, my right foot is the larger (girth not length) one and I usually go for whatever fits that foot the best, but for some reason, it's my left foot that's pretty much giving me all the pain.

The toe box is what's killing me. I've been playing with the closures, various pressure and nothing happens. Oddly enough, they are easy as anything to get into, but once I'm snug, and plant my toe on anything, it hurts––I've had to modify my footwork the past few days, using the sides rather than the toe, but I will say that they edge really well and hang on––I am impressed but just hoping they give in just a little.

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