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Evolv
Bandit Climbing Shoes

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Evolve's Bandit climbing shoe is the perfect specimen as a multi-purpose performance lace-up shoe that allows you to excel at micro-edging, smearing, and crack climbing. The full length speed-lacing design provides a precision molded fit with a quick pull of the laces. The integrity webs on the side provide better lateral support and a consistent non-stretch fit over time and the microfiber lining provides a comfortable feel and proves that performance shoes can feel great to climb in.

The teardrop shaped MX-2 stiff half midsole adds edging power without sacrificing flexibility in the midsection. This is the ideal lace-up performance shoe for intermediate to advanced climbers who like precision edging power.


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Made In USA

Gender: Unisex
Season: F13
Vendor ProductId: EVL0044
Review ProductId: 7489

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EvolvBandit Climbing Shoes
 
4.3

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

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    (1)

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (4)
  • Versatile (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Bouldering (7)
    • Indoor (7)
    • Outdoors (4)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        78% 

        (7 reviews)

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow

         

        Feels true to width

         

        100% 

        (9 reviews)

        Feels too wide

         
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (5), Avid climber (3)

    Reviewed by 9 customers

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    3.0

    Wish they didn't change the shoe

    By Ohio is so flat

    from Cleveland, OH

    About Me Avid Climber

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Edging
    • Smearing

    Cons

    • Baggy heel

    Best Uses

      Comments about Evolv Bandit Climbing Shoes:

      The grey version (2007) was my first climbing shoe, and it was nearly perfect, but for the smell. I moved on to sportiva solutions and miuras as I got better, but have developed sesamoiditis from the too-tight toe boxes (and downsizing too much). So I decided to pick up these in the same size to replace my broken down pair. The heel shape has changed, and is a bit baggier. Also the arch didn't fit as well as before. That said, the shoe is still good for edging/smearing. Depending on your heel shape, you may like the new shoe, but I preferred the old one and am getting my old shoes resoled.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels half size too big
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Great shoe!

      By BoulderMastah

      from Atlanta, GA

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Bouldering

          Comments about Bandit Climbing Shoes:

          What bang for the buck! This shoe is cheap, but not on quality. Sticks well, smears good, toe box is nice, and heels are bomber!

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Looking for a great cheap shoe?

          By Chuck

          from Chattanooga, TN

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Looks Nice
          • Super Comfortable
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Bouldering
            • Indoor

            Comments about Bandit Climbing Shoes:

            I personally love this shoe, I use it mainly indoors because its been super cold out, had them since Novemberish. Although I have been outdoors in these some. They have an amazing fit that can be fully adjustable to your preference and comfort. I can wear them for hours without feeling like I need to take them off and they smear very well. Just all around great shoe, especially for the price. Just try a pair on. [thumbs up]

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
             
            4.0

            Happy with the shoes

            By MasterBelayer

            from Bloomington, IN

            About Me Avid Climber

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoor

                Comments about Bandit Climbing Shoes:

                My last shoes were evolve defy's and I really liked them. After awhile as I got a little better I wanted a little stiffer shoe and these have been solid so far.

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width
                 
                5.0

                Great Shoe!

                By Gottaclimbmore

                from Colorado Springs, CO

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Lightweight
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Bouldering
                  • Indoor
                  • Long Climb once broken in
                  • Outdoor
                  • Sprint Climbs

                  Comments about Bandit Climbing Shoes:

                  I use these shoes mainly for bouldering and indoor climbing, but can't wait to get them out onto a rock. These shoes fit great to street shoe size, and have stretched just a tiny bit to make my feet very snug and comfy. They're very tight on the toes, which I like, but after about an hour or so I have to take them off to wake my feet up again.

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                  • Feels true to size
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                  • Feels true to width
                   
                  4.0

                  great shoe

                  By just a climber

                  from columbus oh

                  About Me Avid Climber

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Bouldering
                    • Indoor
                    • Outdoor

                    Comments about Bandit Climbing Shoes:

                    I am a high 11 climber i use these shoes indoor and outdoors i do alot of bouldering as well these shoes are a great bang for the buck i love them! they smear and egde great for me good toe also the only thing that would improve this shoe is a little more bite on the heel

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                    • Feels true to size
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                    • Feels true to width
                     
                    4.0

                    new shoes

                    By palmer

                    from north chattanooga

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Pros

                    • Rugged

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Bouldering
                      • Indoor
                      • Outdoor

                      Comments about Bandit Climbing Shoes:

                      i climb a lot indoors and only occasionally outdoors but these have done great bouldering indoors. the toe is aggressive enough for for some holes and cracks but they also allow me to smear it up. i am definitely happy with these shoes as these are the first ones i have purchased my first pair were hand me downs. i would recommend these. also i went to the rockcreek by greenlife and the staff there was super helpful, knowledgeable and nice. nathan did a good job helping me out and you guys matched the internet price. thanks for a positive buying experience.

                      • Sizing:
                      • Feels half size too small
                      • Width:
                      • Feels true to width
                       
                      4.0

                      Just starting out.

                      By TheBeginner

                      from North Vernon, IN

                      About Me Getting Started

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Bouldering
                          • Indoor
                          • Outdoor

                          Comments about Evolv Bandit Climbing Shoes:

                          I am just starting out and this is the first pair of climbing shoes I've ever owned. I think they are great but I don't have any other shoe to compare them to.

                          • Sizing:
                          • Feels true to size
                          • Width:
                          • Feels true to width

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          I really like this shoe

                          By Chalbert

                          from Cedar Falls, IA

                          About Me Casual/ Recreational

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Lightweight
                          • Rugged
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Bouldering
                            • Indoor
                            • Long Climbs

                            Comments about Bandit Climbing Shoes:

                            I have only been indoor climbing with this shoe so far, but I can't wait to get it outdoors. I switched from a pair of 5.10 coyote's. Initially I was scared to step away from the 5.10 rubber, but this shoe has exceeded expectations and the rubber is just as good if not better than the stealth c4 rubber. For me they are just a touch uncomfortable but I wanted to make sure that they were snug because my 5.10's were a little too big. These shoes work great for me smearing and edging, and I like the snugness. I wear a 12 in a New Balance sneaker and I ordered a 12 and it's great. I feel confident on tiny holds and I can't wait to get them in a crack. I have only climbed in them twice and I can already see an improvement. This is a great shoe.

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                            • Feels true to size
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                            • Feels true to width

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