The Royale is a super stiff, full lace climbing shoe ideal for beginners. The stiffness gives new climbers the support they need in their feet, while the leather upper on the Royale gives a nice dose of comfort and minimal stretch.
The Royale 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! The Royale also benefits from a Double Toe Rand, this strengthens the toe area and makes the shoes last longer, ideal for a beginner finding their feet!
Overall, a great shoe to introduce a new climber to any discipline of the sport.
VTR3D rand system - thicker in front toe area
Double Toe Rand - extra durability
Symmetric Toe Profile - great performance for new climbers
Great first shoes. Fit perfectly. Due to the size of my feet it's difficult to find a climbing shoe.
The shoes were delivered promptly, thanks to absolute-snow. Evolv royale is comfortable. This is my third pair of it. It is also durable. I use it for all sort of climbs, multi-pitch trad, sport or bouldering. It works fine with my grade of climbing. I do find that having a heel hook with it is sketchy.