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Evolv Phantom LV

Size: UK 4

The Phantom LV is the pinnacle climbing shoe in Evolv's lineup, designed in collaboration with Daniel Woods and additional feedback from Paul Robinson, two of the most prolific boulderers in the world. Adapted from the original Phantom, the LV model successfully combines the prowess of its sister shoe with the added benefit of being lower volume.

Whilst the Phantom LV incorporates a multitude of design technologies, perhaps the most interesting is that of the NEOFLEX knuckle box, which features a neoprene laminate; providing two-way stretch and in turn, allowing the toe box to expand when flexed and engaged with the rock, then rapidly reshape when the pressure is realised. This means there is bags of power and foothold with a minimum of pressure on the toes, despite a full coverage of rubber on the toe box upper.

Using Evolv's TPS+ (Tension Power System Plus) technology, (similar to La Sportiva's P3 Power Platform), the Phantom LV will maintain its shape and profile throughout its lifespan. The midsole also uses an AVT (Abridged Variable Thickness) to give you more toe sensitivity whilst not compromising on support. Built on an aggressively profiled last, the Phantom LV works best on steep angles - the 6 point, single pull, closure allows for quick and easy adjustment to fit with excellent security and the addition of D rings add to durability. Finally, the heel is the most sensitive in the Evolv range, dubbed Dark Spine S, this is the combination of the Dark Spine midsole with a thinner 2mm heel outsole making it excellent for hard heel hooks and foot cams.

Sizing

If you require some assistance with sizing this climbing shoe to your particular needs click here: Rock Climbing Shoe Sizing Guide

Video

The video below takes a look at the Evolv Phantom LV in more detail

Review

Editor's Note: Although written for the regular Phantom, this review is still of interest.

Features

  • Super adjustable 6-point Velcro closure
  • NeoFlex Technology
  • Maximum Power and sensitivity
  • Downturned asymmetric profile
  • VTR rand (thicker front toe area)

Specification

  • Upper: Synthetic (Synthratex VX)
  • Midsole: Bridged Variable thickness midsole, TPS +
  • Outsole: 4.2mm TRAX SAS
  • Heel: Dark Spine S
  • Vegan friendly

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