Evolv Geshido Climbing Shoe

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Evolv Geshido Climbing Shoe
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The evolv Geshido rock climbing shoes are all-around high performers for sport climbing, trad and bouldering. They offer great edging ability, and the thin profile lets you jam your feet in cracks.

Made in USA.


  • Microfiber lining in the forefeet, cotton in the heels and leather on the footbeds limit stretching and offer great comfort


  • Molded midsole for a more natural foot position
  • Low profile "love bump" midsole reduces dead space under the toes and disperses energy to the edges of the shoe for edging power and control.
  • Half-length MX-P 1mm midsoles have medium stiffness for edging power on long face routes yet are flexible enough for smearing


  • Leather upper molds to the foot and toe area. Nubuck lace frame gives the shoe lateral structure and durability.


  • Down-cambered last and low-profile shape allow your big toes to stay bent in a position of power while you're climbing


  • Perforated tongue increases breathability

Traction and Grip:

  • Ultra-sticky Trax rubber for serious grip


  • Flexible and durable leather and synthetic suede uppers resist stretching and dry quickly


  • Toe rands of varying thicknesses enhance durability in high-wear zones, such as the front of the toe, without being cumbersome
  • Closeout
  • Part of the Sharma Signature Series, the evolv Geshido rock shoes were designed by professional rock climber, Chris Sharma
  • High-performance, 4.2mm TRAX® high-friction rubber soles stick tenaciously to rock
  • Low profile forefoot for increased jamming ability in thin cracks
  • Speed lacing closure system
  • Speed laces make this shoe quick and easy to put on and take off

Evolv's Geshido is their newest addition to the Sharma Signature Series, the Geshido is a high performance all arounder good for sport climbing, trad, and bouldering. A down cambered last and low profile ‘love bump’ provide outstanding edging ability, and a low profile forefoot promotes jamming in thin cracks.

Perform at a higher level, and at a higher elevation, in the Evolv Geshido Climbing Shoe. A performance-oriented design manifests itself in the forms of a leather upper and super sticky Trax XT-5 high-friction rubber for intimidating adhering power. A molded midsole reduces deadspace underfoot for more natural claw action, and an innovative cinch system offers a superb fit.


The Geshido is the ultimate high performance shoe for high level climbing in all terrains: whether it’s technical face climbing, steep power climbing or jamming in thin cracks, this shoe will take it on. It’s built on our newest last that features a slight down turned toe that gives the climber a high level of performance and versatility on any terrain.

The Evolv Geshido is a high performance shoe that's great for just about anything - sport, trad, bouldering, you name it. A down cambered last and low profile "love bump" provide outstanding edging ability. The low volume forefoot promotes jamming in tight cracks.

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Average footwear weight (pair):1 lb. 2.9 oz.
Can be resoled:Yes
Closure system:speed lacing
Footwear closure:Lace-up
Liner:Cotton heel, leather foot bed, nylon forefoot
Lining:Microfiber forefoot, leather foot bed, cotton heel
Midsole:PX-P 1mm half length concave midsole
Outsole:TRAX rubber
Profile:asymmetric down cambered (MK-1 last)
Rand:VTR rand (thick front toe area)
Shape of last:Cambered
Shoe Profile:Moderate Profile
Sole:4.2 mm TRAX High Friction Rubber
Upper:Leather forefoot and synthetic heel
Weight:9.5 oz / 269 g (1/2 pair Men's size 9)
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Evolv Geshido Climbing Shoe Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

My review goes with using these shoes as a performance shoe, not an all day shoe. The Geshido Lace Up is one of the best all around shoes I've ever worn in over 20 years of climbing! Excelling on all types of climbing from super thin slab, gnarly cracks, steep faces, and overhangs. Laces allow for precision fit. I wear a size 10 street shoe. My Geshidos are size 9.5. I sized them to be more tight for performance. The first few days were a painful break in, but they are leather and once the stretched they fit like a glove! My pinkie toes hated me the most, but after break in everything is great. I can wear them for 30 min. or so before I want them off for a minute. YOU CANNOT simply compare to other Evolvs for sizing! I wear a pair of Pontas Lace ups as one of my looser fitting all day multi pitch shoes and they are size 9.5 too, but far more roomier. If your looking for a more loose fit it seems they still perform well according to other reviews.The "love bump" is cool, but after many great days climbing I managed to pretty much make it disappear in one shoe. Didn't even notice, still work awesome! The original rubber sticks well and last long (assuming you don't have horrible footwork). Mine have been resoled with C4 after tons of climbing (Rock & Resole doesn't do Trax) and they perform wonderfully. LOVE THIS SHOE!

Jason Poole at Backcountry.com on 09/03/2013

All right, first off all, the are the most comfortable shoes i have ever worn. They mold to your foot beautifully, even the love bump in the shoe.They flatten out slightly but stay aggressive enough to be a solid shoe on the over hang, while being comfortable enough fir slab. Some dead space in the heel but that goes away if you crank on the laces.The rand above the toe has polished slghtly but shows no sign of wearing out. The loops of the laces have gotten ripped very slightly as I tried to toe hook in vain.
Pros: Comfortable, sticky rubber, great edging, indoors or out, solid smeerer.
Cons: Can't toe hook AT ALL, green dye stains your foot and discolors both your foot and the shoe, Very long laces, toe rubber polishes and flattens out slightly over time making it not have quite such a pointed tip.

Michael Plesser at Backcountry.com on 11/14/2011

What a shoe. 1 pitch of pain, and then they just settled right on to my foot so nicely for a snug, sensitive steep rock shoe. At first the love bump/concave sole didn't look steep and aggressive with no foot in them, and when you put them on it is time to grab with your toes! This is just my first impression from a handful of days, but so far so good. A heads up on sizing from evolv...I wear a 13 for sport performance in the Evo's and pontas, and I went with a 13.5 in this shoe and the predator G2 and that is a similar fit. By the way, GESHIDO stands for GEtSHItDOne.

Evan Stevens at Backcountry.com on 07/21/2011

Great Shoe! I have a size 13 street shoe and I got the 13.5 and they fit perfect. They were a really tight at first but after I used them about 5 times the leather upper let the shoe conform to my foot for a perfect fit. Great for vertical and overhanging and my heel feels very secure which makes for nice heel hooking. I am probably going to get another pair of these with the velcro.

dobp540935 at Backcountry.com on 10/25/2013

I wear a 11 street shoe and 11.5 in evolv climbing shoes ( I have 2 pair of evolv's) but I had to go with a 12 for the geshido lace up. Once I got the sizing worked out the shoe is great, five stars all the way. Good for everything from trad to sport to the gym. Just remember to size up a bit and you'll love 'em. And they are made in the USA!

Ginger Snaps at Backcountry.com on 08/23/2012

I have had the lace ups for a year now. They held up great, from climbing indoor at least once a week and outdoor at the RRG, the NRG, and Yosemite. Dig the feel of shoe, I can wear them for hours with no pain, along with the performance on edges and heel hooking. The only downside is they got pretty stinky. I ended up washing them which helped.

Stephen at Backcountry.com on 12/11/2012

I love this shoe! So good for edging, and if you size up a little, it's amazing for cracks too! I have it in two sizes, tight and floppy, and love to wear one of each on harder Indian Creek routes. It breaks in really well...I can wear my tighter ones all day long....definitely always recommend it for people who only want to climb in one shoe!

Lauren at Backcountry.com on 04/26/2012

Sometimes changing the shoe really makes the difference, and these definitely did for me for one specific thin crack I was working on! The rubber is soft and adapts to fissures well, and the lace fit allows for precision tightening to get the best fit. Quality and very sensitive shoe!

Ben Schmitt at Backcountry.com on 04/28/2012

I tried these on in a store and loved the fit, but they didn't have my size. Comfortable for an aggressive shoe. I'd say they run a size and a half small. I ordered the 8 and I am a womans 8. Shipping was so fast.

kelp513987 at Backcountry.com on 05/13/2013

My friends are using them and they love those shoes

Luke Molas at Backcountry.com on 12/25/2013

Negative Reviews:

Got a pair of the Velcros, which I like. If they gave a little more room for my pinkie toe I would love them.
So I thought I'd size up when I got these to have a more comfortable pair. Well, I'm a size 9 street shoes, and I had a size 8.5 in the the velcros, so I ordered a 9 in the lace-ups. No dice, too small to be comfortable. They felt tighter than the 8.5s in the velcro. So I send them back for a 9.5. Again, no luck. This time, the left feels really good, but the right foot feels too big. This is odd, because like most people, my left foot is bigger. I compared the two side by side, and sure enough, the right one is about a 1/4" longer than the left one. Grrr. Oh well. I'll be sending these back as well, but I don't think I'll be going with evolv again, at least not online.

NC Neil at Backcountry.com on 08/22/2012

Neutral Reviews:

Based on some of the reviews below, I tried to go with a 13.5, the largest size they have, but just couldn't make them work. They seem like nice shoes, just wish they made them in 14. It's tough to find good climbing shoes for us large-footed individuals. Sigh. If you are 14 or above in climbing shoe size, go with Tenaya. I have the Ra's and the Masai's, both are excellent.

Erik Green at Backcountry.com on 05/13/2013