Evolv Phantom Climbing Shoe
The Phantom is the top performance shoe in the Evolv range, it has been designed in collaboration with Daniel Woods and Paul Robinson, who if you don't know are some of the best boulderers in the world. It is amazingly powerful and sensitive but still has enough stiffness to be amazing at standing on tiny edges. The Phantom is packed with the latest technologies to give it the greatest possible performance. It has a NEOFLEX which has a neoprene laminate which stretches two ways which lets the knuckle box expand when it's flexed and retract quickly when flatter, this puts less pressure on the toes even with the amount of toe rubber on top of the Phantom. The midsole features TPS+ (Tension Power System Plus) technology which helps the Phantom to keep its downturn over it's lifetime. The Midsole also has an AVT (Abridged Variable Thickness) which gives you more sensitivity in the toes for precise edging without losing support. The Phantom has a six-point, single pull, closure which allows you to quickly tighten and adjust, and gives you a great secure fit. The heel on the Phantom is very sensitive, it is made from a combination of a Dark Spine midsole with a thinner 2mm heel outsole perfect for technical heel hooks. The Phantom is the perfect shoe advanced climbers looking to push their grade sport climbing or bouldering.
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Black / White
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TRAX Rubber 4.2 mm
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> DARK SPINE S - For structure and sensitivity.
> AVT PLASTIC MIDSOLE - For sensitivity and support.
> TRAX® SAS - Best friction plus maximum durability.
> COMPRESSION CLOSURE SYSTEM (CCS) - 6-point single-pull closure for superb fit.
> MOLDED VTR - Our Variable Thickness Rand (VTR) system puts thinner rand rubber in areas to reduce pressure points and hot spots around the foot as well as thicker rubber for increased longevity in the high wear zones near the toe for durability and performance.
> TPS+ RUBBER MIDSOLE - For downturned toe and arch structure.
4 product reviews
Definitely my favourite shoe I own so far. A few draw backs though:
Takes a while to break the shoe in. For me in took almost a 1-2 months to break in and fit without plastic bags. I downsized by 1.5 (street 41 bought at 39.5). When squeezed my foot in without plastic I fell in love with them. They have amazing sensitivity at the toe and the heel works perfectly - no air bubble.
The only thing I would say they need to fix is the durability of them. I’ve already got the soft Velcro ripping from the shoe. The lace only took one climb of toe hooks for that to start breaking too. Not sure where I order new laces since they’re replaceable..
Otherwise I think this will be a shoe I’ll keep buying.
fit is very good.
This is the best rock climbing shoes.
The heel on these shoes it great. The shoe has some stiffness but a soft tip on the shoes so you can feel features. Unfortunately, my feet are slightly different in size and i can feel the lack of precision on the foot that the shoes doesn't fit perfectly. I've tried to adjust it accordingly with the velcro straps, but it never feels as solid as the other shoe. i ordered a size 41 for this shoe and i wear 39.5 for most scarpa shoes.
Such nice shoes, great to the eye and man o man do they fit good, they are easier to put on then the agro's because of the deeper cut out, its only a few mm but they do the trick. And when you have them on they fit beter around the feet due to the closing system. Have'nt climb with them but i can tell there going to climb as good as the agro probably even beter!