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evolv Men's Cruzer Approach Shoe


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The Cruzers not only give you stability, they are comfortable and they look good on guys and girls!
The light weight is great for carrying up long routes, but the canvas upper is sturdy enough to take plenty of abuse.
these are a great warm up shoe for bouldering and the heel folds down which makes them easy to slip on after a climb.
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  • Canvas
  • Rubber sole
  • Barefoot friendly, moisture wicking, microfiber lined memory foam insole for lasting comfort
  • Thin, cushy, minimal-drop flat EVA midsole
  • Soft microfiber lining for comfort
  • Folding heel for slipper like convenience
  • Heel pull tab for clipping to harness or backpack

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Evolv Sports & Designs Co. is dedicated to creating cutting-edge performance climbing shoes and high-traction footwear of the highest quality. Their climbing shoes are assembled in U.S.A. and they are proud to sponsor world-class athletes like Chris Sharma, Chris Lindner and many more. They also take pride in their world-class research and development team who thoughtfully design innovative products while continuously improving on existing models. They also offer more vegan-friendly styles than any other climbing shoe company in the world.

The Cruzers are minimalist performance casual shoes that live happily in the gray area between rock shoes and approach shoes. With a pair of Cruzers equipped with high friction TRAX rubber, you can scramble up granite slabs, or clip them on your harness when climbing a classic multi-pitch route and cruise down sketchy descents in comfort. You can kick back around the campfire in slipper mode or wash up and head out for a night on the town wearing your clean designer jeans in style.

  • ASIN: B006475J22
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 7 x 3 inches; 1.3 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Item model number: Cruzer-M
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,561 in Shoes (See Top 100 in Shoes)
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    Customer Reviews

    These are the perfect approach shoe for climbing.
    Code Monkey
    This is the only shoe that satisfies my desire for an everyday shoe, a street running shoe, trail running shoe, hiking shoe, and approach shoe, all in one.
    John Doe
    The shoes appear to have a solid, rugged construction; they're very comfortable; and they grip extremely well.
    Alexander McLennan

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By John Doe on June 12, 2012
    I'm a minimalist/barefoot runner and a climber, so I was super excited when I saw what looked like minimalist approach shoes on Evolv's web site. I picked up a pair and couldn't be happier. While these aren't really quite minimalist, they are close to it, perhaps on the same level as the Merrell Bare Access or Nike Free, i.e. a transitional minimalist shoe. The sole is a bit thick and clunky, but still the shoe is thin and flexible enough to run with proper form (indeed it is hard to not run with proper form). This is the only shoe that satisfies my desire for an everyday shoe, a street running shoe, trail running shoe, hiking shoe, and approach shoe, all in one.

    Pro:
    * Feels fantastic on the foot, even without socks. Almost all shoes, even those meant to be worn without socks, still chafe my feet. This is the first shoe to not do that. And the moisture wicking sole feels great.
    * Super sticky rubber, and a great edge. You can do some serious climbs in this.
    * Love the elastic laces, which almost never come untied.
    * The heel folds down to become a slipper.
    * Love the understated look.

    Cons:
    * A little narrow. Perhaps a few millimeters wider would be perfect.
    * Would be nice to have something even more minimalist.

    Size according to standard street shoe size.
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    9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By glyph on August 2, 2013
    I've had these shoes for about nine months and am in fact wearing them right now. I use them as my day-to-day shoe and when on short approaches.

    I got them in my street shoe size and they feel fantastic once they're broken in a little. At first they felt tight across the top of my foot but that soon went away with some adjusting. Like others have said, if you're going to use them for more climbing than walking you'll want to get them smaller than street shoe size.

    Extremely light. This is what they are made for, to be completely flattened and stuck in a backpack. I also like how the back folds down, I often go all day without tying them or fully putting them on, really comfy to just slip on and go. They have very little support and if you are not used to barefoot style shoes, this will take some getting used to.

    I would not recommend these shoes for approaches longer than 15-30 minutes. They are not meant as a heavy duty hiking/approach shoe and you will tear them up if you take them in any serious terrain.

    Love the shoes. When they eventually fall apart I'm getting another pair.

    EDIT:

    I have now owned the shoes for almost two years and I'd like to add to my previous thoughts. I still love the shoes but they are definitely due for a replacement. They are still my daily shoe and what I take for all short approaches when climbing. Where they begin to fall apart is on the outer toe and the sole at the heal is peeling away. I no longer have the insole because it has basically been destroyed from constant use. They are amazing shoes and I intend to buy another pair. A word of caution is that if you live in primarily wet areas these are not the shoes for you. They get water logged very quickly and even walking through dewy grass long enough can soak them.

    I also added some images so you can see how they wore after a couple years.
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    9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By mike on February 27, 2012
    Best pair of routesetting approach shoes I've worn. To give some context, I've been climbing for 10+ years and worked as a professional routesetter and rock climbing coach for the past 5, and have used shoes from Five Ten and La Sportiva to work in - until these.

    PROS
    - comfortable; feel like wearing barefoot running shoes and are easy to wear without socks.
    - very "climbable," meaning that they climb very well for something that is not a high-performance climbing shoe. Feel confident working on most movements unless they are very, very small edges - I would feel confident climbing 5.11+ sport routes in these shoes.
    - Heel purposely folds down; clog mode.

    CON
    - split tongue and single pull tab can make these slightly annoying to put on for climbing
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    8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Vin on February 11, 2013
    Color Name: SlateSize Name: 10 D(M) US Verified Purchase
    **Fit**
    Before ordering these shoes from Amazon, I decided to try them on at a nearby EMS store. To my surprise, I needed a full size higher than my usual street shoe size. For the record, I wear a size 9 (US) street shoe, normally. On rare occasion, I'll go up to a 9.5.

    With the Evolv Cruzer, my foot didn't even fit inside my normal street shoe size (9) , and while it fit inside the 9.5, the split tongue (weird design, if you've never seen it... more on that below) was open too far down the instep, and the laces were so short that I could *barely* tie the shoes... so I actually had to go up a full size, to a 10! That's a first for me; apparently, I have high arches / insteps. That said, if your feet are flat-ish, you may not need to go up in size so much.

    And yes, as other reviewers have stated, they are slightly narrow... but not excessively so. If you have narrow to medium-width feet, you should be fine. If you REQUIRE a wider shoe, just look elsewhere.

    **Design**
    The shoes look fairly good with jeans, and would look even better with shorts. It's an interesting style either way, though; the sole is a greenish color (along with black), and there are some unexpected accents that you may not be able to see in the photos, such as lightning bolts on the heel pull tabs, and a tiny embroidered Evolv logo on the inner heel.

    The shoe sits very low on the foot, so they may not look good with socks of any kind. I wear low-cut socks, and a surprising amount of sock is visible around the back of the foot... moreso than in my size 9 Asics Onitsuka Tigers.

    Also, the entire shoe is lined (VERY surprisingly) with an almost suede-like fabric. (As Evolv is a vegan company, it can't be actual suede.
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