Evolv Geshido SC

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Evolv Geshido SC
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Evolv Geshido SC -
Another brainchild of master climber Chris Sharma, the Evolv Geshido SC Climbing Shoe combines all-around capability with discipline-specific aggressiveness. A downturned toe helps you gain ground on overhangs, while the Geshido SC's 'Love Bump' midsole fills in dead space under your toes for better energy transfer and control.


  • Leather (forefoot) and synthetic (heel) uppers; microfiber (forefoot), leather (footbed), and cotton (heel) linings


  • Middle strap draws the arch of the shoe into you foot, making for a glove-like fit
  • Low profile forefoot fits in tight cracks.
  • Multi-directional webbing strap structure pulls the shoe into your foot from multiple angles, creating a secure and comfortable fit.


  • Low-profile “Love Bump” in the midsole eliminates dead space and disperses energy to your toes for more power and control
  • Arched midsole supports your foot in a natural position


  • Asymmetrical down-cambered profile provides outstanding performance; perfect for edging, toe-hooking, and pockets on steep or overhanging routes

Traction and Grip:

  • Durable 4.2 mm TRAX high-friction rubber sole provides excellent grip on any type of rock (or plastic) over a wide range of temperatures


  • Three-strap hook-and-loop closure for convenience and security


  • Leather upper molds to the foot and toe area.


  • Asymmetric downturned profile (MK-1 last)
  • Super-sticky Trax rubber keeps you glued to tiny holds and desperate smears
  • VTR3D toe rand has strategically varying thicknesses to increase longevity and performance

The Geshido SC from Evolv is the ultimate high performance shoe for high level sport climbing and bouldering on vertical to overhanging terrain. It incorporates key design elements of the Geshido with a three strap closure for easy on and off convenience. 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.

Get the best in high-performance climbing shoes with the Geshido SC by EVOLV®.
Designed for high-level sport climbing and bouldering.
Leather upper for long-lasting fit and durability.
Slip-lasted construction.
Asymmetric toe profile allows good performance even for new climbers (MK-1 last).
Molded logo on heel rand.
Heel loop for easy on and off.
Soft nylon forefoot and cotton heel lining for added comfort and superior moisture control.
Leather footbed for form-fitting comfort.
VTR3D rand system. Variable Thickness Rand Technology features strategically varying thicknesses on the toe rand. The High Wear Zone will be engineered to be thicker and more durable than other areas of the rand which will not only enhance the toe box structure but prevent toe-bulge.
•Prevents toe-bulge and maintains toe box structure.
•More durability in the High Wear Zone.
•Waste reduction during manufacturing process.
MX-P 1 mm half-length midsole.
4.2 mm TRAX® XT-5 high friction rubber outsole.
Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS)
If you need a high-performance, all-around climbing shoe that you can use for sport climbing, trad, or bouldering, look no further than the Evolv Geshido SC climbing shoe, designed by Chris Sharma.
Rock/Creek Outfitters

The Geshido SC has the same performance and fit of the Geshido, with a convenient and secure three strap closure system. It is built on our newest last with a downcamber and slight down-toe that gives a high level of performance on all terrain.

The Evolv Geshido SC is a high performance shoe that's great for just about anything - sport, trad, bouldering, you name it. The strap closure system is very secure and easy to use even when your pumped. A down cambered last and low profile "love bump" provide outstanding edging ability. The low volume forefoot promotes jamming in tight cracks.

Mountain Gear
With a secure, 3-strap closure and a sensitive, downturned design, you can put Evolv’s Geshido SC shoes to work on technical faces and tricky overhangs.


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.

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Avg. Weight (Pair):1 lb. 3.6 oz.
Closure system:3 straps
Last Shape:Slightly Downturned
Liner:Cotton heel, leather foot bed, nylon forefoot
Lining:Microfiber forefoot, leather foot bed, cotton heel
MX-P:1 mm half-length concave midsole provides a snug, high-performance fit
Midsole:PX-P 1mm half length concave midsole
Profile:asymmetric down cambered (MK-1 last)
Rand:VTR rand (thick front toe area)
Shoe Profile:Moderate Profile
Sole:4.2 mm TRAX High Friction Rubber
Upper:Leather forefoot and synthetic heel
Weight:9.8 oz / 277 g (1/2 pair Men's size 9)
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Evolv Geshido SC Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

First off: I wear a US 8 in Pontas (performance fit, but not crazy tight), and an 8.5 in the Optimus. I wear around a 8.5/9 street shoe.
I bought an 8.5 in these and I'm glad I did. At first, they seemed way too tight, but they felt great when I took them climbing. They are narrow in the toe box, so my pinkie toe gets pinched, but they're leather so I think they'll stretch out nicely. My other toes are not that bunched up at all and I can wiggle them freely.
These shoes are incredibly form fitting. The middle strap really pulls the shoe into my arch. When I press on a very small foothold, I feel like my whole foot is driving into the hold and not just my big toe. I'm a fan and I will be using these for bouldering until they stretch a little bit more, in which case I'll probably start using them for general cragging as well. I would love to check out some of the lace-ups.

NC Neil at Backcountry.com on 06/07/2012

I know I found a good pair of shoes, when pitch after pitch I keep reaching back and grabbing the same pair. Vertical to overhanging, sport, trad, bouldering, I find that the slight bump/arch of the toes in these shoes are really appropriate for almost any angle of climbing. When you put on a traditional, flat soled shoe after wearing these, you really feel like you can't grab the rock any more! It is amazing how well you can grab holds with your toes in these shoes, and they aren't at an uncomfortable angle to wear for a bit like some really aggressive down turned shoes. The triple velcro and deep heel cup really combine to makes these shoes fit like gloves. The durability of these has also been extremely impressive. Try some!

Evan Stevens at Backcountry.com on 05/03/2012

This was my first pair of Evolv and was a great choice. The downturn in the toe for sure helps when doing steep sport routes, but it does not limit you on less than vertical terrain. I now switch between these and the Shamans depending on the route angle. These shoes do stretch somewhat; when I got them my mortons toe was nearly jabbing through the rand but now they fit great. I wear a 13 street and got these in a 12 which was perfect. They have held up well I would say despite what other have said about Evolv quality. If you want something that truly does everything well grab these!

Andrew A at Backcountry.com on 04/06/2013

Fits a tad wider than the Shaman (I have to crank the straps on mine down to the point where I'll probably cut the last inch or two off them to keep them out of the way). The heel fits a bit better than the Shamans though. All around good shoe for gym and outdoor climbing. I wear street size 12 and that's the size that works for me in both these and Shamans.

T.J. Esposito at Backcountry.com on 09/13/2012

These things are insane. they blow me away every time i put them on. i got them for a steal at a store near me but id say they are worth the $115. great shoes i highly recommend them. and im a size 11 shoe but these are around a size 12 shoe and they still fit great, oh yeah they have really good support for your heal also.

thomas haderlie at Backcountry.com on 10/26/2013

The shoes take a sec to break in, but theyre great for steep over hangs, and sick bouldering shoes. With my last pair of Evolvs I had an issue with my heel slipping out of the cup of the shoe, but these guys stay tight and fitted to every part of my foot. Geshido stand for "Get Shit Done", and thats exactly what they do.

har101031438 at Backcountry.com on 02/16/2012

Absolutely fabulous shoes. The "love bump" in the feel lets my foot curve agressively downward while still maintaining comfort and the triple strap design pulls my foot in to the shoe really well. The sole is thick and feels nice and durable. I could not imagine feeling more secure in these shoes.

ben243090964 at Backcountry.com on 06/22/2012

Runs about a half size small. Other than that, this shoe is a beast. So far I've put it through overhang/roof climbing, some thin technical edging, and some slab, and it has performed very well. I think this will be my all-round moderate to hard sport shoe for a while.

jonp728975 at Backcountry.com on 10/01/2013

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Jake at Campmor on 12/12/2012

Neutral Reviews:

First off, I love the fit of these shoes. Having some leather around the toebox allows for a little stretch where it's needed. I have a wider forefoot and a narrow heal, so the combo of non-stretchy synthetic in the midfoot, and leather up front was golden. I wear a 8-8.5 street shoe and a 7.5 in these for a tight but not uncomfortable fit.
Now the downside: The rubber of these does not last. I have used these for the past year or so, climbing in the gym occasionally and outside only a handful of times. So in all honesty these have not had a hardcore year of use, and still the rubber is gone at the toe with a nice hole taking it's place.
-Verdict- It's a nicely put together shoe and performs well with very little break in. However, that apparently leads to a shorter than expected life span. I am continuing to use them as gym shoes, but will probably not purchase again.

Eric at Backcountry.com on 10/10/2013

I purchased these shoes knowing that this type of shoe is supposed to fit tight. After reading reviews I ordered the size that usually works for me , 10.5, expecting them to work maybe be a little big if anything. Needless to say they were outrageously small. They were almost impossible to put on. There was no way I could walk with them on. I exchanged them for size 11. These I could get on but barely walk with, it was basically unbearable, there was lots of pain in the toes. I thought my toes were going to tear the shoes apart they were soo curled up. I am now in the process of exchanging them for a larger size for the second time. I am seriously thinking about going a full size and a half (12) above my normal size (10.5).

dilp784772 at Backcountry.com on 10/23/2013