The Elektra VTR is the sister shoe to Evolv's best selling climbing shoe, the Defy, and it's a great all-rounder. Essentially the same shoe as the Defy, but just made to fit women's feet and in a girlier colour, it's a great choice for beginners but also for advanced climbers looking for a comfortable shoe. The Elektra is technical enough to smear the slab or grip an overhang, but comfortable enough for a day climbing indoors, or a multi-pitch epic.
The Elektra is bang up-to-date with Evlov's VTR (Variable Thickness Rand) technology. VTR is a new technology that makes the toe rand in differing thicknesses. Basically, high wear zones are thicker and more durable than other areas, this enhances the toe box structure and prevents toe bulge. It also means that there is less waste during the manufacturing process so it's better for the environment!
Overall, a great shoe that will stay comfortable from the first time you put them on but still let you climb hard.
VTR3D rand system - thicker in front toe area
Very Comfortable - slipper-like feel and design
Soft Mid-sole - enables good smearing and sensitivity
Women's Asymmetric Toe Profile - great performance even for new climbers
Hi, I've been climbing regularly for a few years, so like to size my shoes quite tight for multi pitch or indoor training still. These offer me the best balance for all day comfort and precision. The velcro allows them to be whipped off at belays. I'm a size 7 but wear a 5 and they're tight but don't pinch my toes like some other brands do. However when I want to do more technical single pitch sport the evolv Geshido's are the bees knees for me. The only problem I've had with them is the buckles corroding and snapping after 6 months or more. I had to replace one with a small kilt pin, although I guess cord could work too. However the model has recently been altered I noticed with different metal links so perhaps this won't be a problem on the new shoe.