evolv Talon G2
Materials: TRAX, and synthetics
Break-in Period: Week
Weight: ~3 lbs
Price Paid: $120
I have had this shoe a short time and have absolutely loved it so far, baring some only minor setbacks. The rand is great for toe hooks and the treaded heel has made for some wonderful heel hooks. The fairly stiff midsole is great for control of the feet and so far the rubber has been extra sticky.
The only downside is that my wide feet sometimes make them a tad tighter than should be. After about 30 minutes I need to take them off for a few minutes since they make my pinky toe a little numb, and the tightness prevented me from going down enough sizes to make them short enough, so I've got about an eighth of an inch of room in the heel which has sometimes made heel hooks a bit tricky but not impossible.
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For the edge you need to send that problem, lace up the Evolv Talon G2. When you're white-knuckling a sliver of crimper, the highly adhesive TRAX XT-5 high friction rubber adheres to the rock while the aggressive toe and edge profile allows you to tiny-toe even the smallest nubs of foothold. When you wear the Talon all day, the perforated upper with mesh tongue enhance breathability so your partner can still stand the smell of you on the ride back from the crag.
The Evolv Talon G2 Climbing Shoe - Men's is an asymmetric downturned shoe that functions well in steep and vertical terrain. The lacing system provides a custom fit and secure heel hooking.
Pliable, ultra thin perforated rubber toe capPerforated upper with a mesh tongue for great breathability Specs: Profile: Asymmetrical downturnedUpper: Synthetic (non-stretch Synthratek upper)Lining: MicrofiberMidsole: MX-P: 1mm half-length midsoleSole: 4.2mm TRAX high friction rubberRand: VTR rand (thicker front toe area)Weight: 9.1 oz _ pair size 9 men'sColor: GreenSizes: 4-13 US (including half sizes)
- River Sports Outfitters
With a sensitive midsole and tough TRAX rubber outsoles and rand, Evolv's Talon G2 Rock Shoe provides plenty of comfort in a slightly more aggressive shoe. The non-stretchy synthetic Synthratek upper and the soft, interior cotton liner are perforated for enhanced breathability while a rigid, non-perforated heel cup ensures a consistent fit over time.
- Mountain Gear