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Evolv Bandit SC

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The Evolv Bandit SC climbing shoe builds on the success of the highly popular Bandit Lace model by incorporating a convenient three strap closure system. Having been fortunate enough to test these bad boys out we’d say that none of the great qualities of the lace up have been lost in this version. The Bandit SC is an ideal all around round rock climbing shoe that should certainly be considered by anybody operating in the mid to high grades, and looking for a comfortable non-specialist shoe. As with most of the features of this climbing shoe the sole strikes the happy middle ground – stiff enough to edge well, and yet still sensitive and responsive. The heel is probably the single best feature of the shoe, giving a very secure feel on heel hooks whilst still being comfortable. Unlike slightly more technical models the non-aggressive heel rand ensures the heel will still fit well regardless of whether the shoe is worn at normal shoe size, or 2 sizes down. The 3 opposing strap closure system is now well proven on many rock boots and gives almost as much adjustability as laces, with the greater convenience of straps.

Fit wise the Bandit SC is very similar to the lace up version, being pretty narrow at the forefoot, with quite a pointed toe box and gentle asymmetric last. Maybe not unsurprisingly it is also very similar to the Five Ten Anasazi and Blanco, although without the aggressive Anasazi heel.Overall the Bandit SC will make a great buy for a lot of climbers whether you’re on trad, sport or boulders on all but the steepest angles. The winning blend of comfort, technicality, value for money and dare we say it good looks should see it becoming a common feature at crags and walls around the country.

The Bandit SC is an ideal all round rock boot that should certainly be considered by anybody operating in the mid to high grades and looking for a comfortable non-specialist shoe. As with most of the features of this shoe the sole strikes the happy middle ground – stiff enough to edge well, and yet still sensitive and responsive. The heel is probably the single best feature of the shoe, giving a very secure feel on heel hooks whilst still being comfortable. Unlike slightly more technical models the non-aggressive heel rand ensures the heel will still fit well regardless of whether the shoe is worn at normal shoe size, or 2 sizes down. The 3 opposing strap closure system is now well proven on many rock boots and gives almost as much adjustability as laces, with the greater convenience of straps. Fit wise the Bandit SC is very similar to the lace up version, being pretty narrow at the forefoot, with quite a pointed toe box and gentle asymmetric last. Maybe not unsurprisingly it is also very similar to the Five Ten Anasazi and Blanco, although without the aggressive Anasazi heel. Overall the Bandit SC will make a great buy for a lot of climbers whether you’re on trad, sport or boulders on all but the steepest angles. The winning blend of comfort, technicality, value for money and dare we say it good looks should see it becoming a common feature at crags and walls around the country.

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Specification

  • Age Group: Adult
  • Colour: Red
  • Midsole: MX-P: 1.5 mm full-length
  • Outsole: 4.2 mm TRAX High Friction Rubber
  • Upper: Synthetic upper with mIcrofibre lining
  • Gender: Unisex
  • Manufacturer: Evolv
  • Closure: Strap
  • Weight: 514g

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MB
07/04/2017
Mike B.
United Kingdom

EvolvBanditSC

Usedtheselovelyshoesbeforesoknowthemwell.At£50apairIboughttwopairs.Awesomedeal.Spacesnotworking!!!!!!!!!!!!

KG
06/09/2017
kenneth g.
United Kingdom

Not Daylight Robbery.

Comfortable snug fit, especially around the heel. Well constructed, excellent grip.

MB
05/23/2017
Matthew B.
United Kingdom

evolve bandit sc review

they are a very good well designed shoe, i will enjoy testing out the shoe and seeing how long they last, only problem is the size , they are slightly small which is disappointing as i did try the shoes on in store before purchasing online, they feel slightly smaller.

G
05/12/2017
george
wales

good shoe, tight

Ive not found these to stretch much at all, even after 50 routes. Im a street 8 and bought uk7 in the bandit velcros. I would have gone for 7.5 if theyd been in stock, the 7s are very tight, bearable but they hurt after a few pitches.

BS
05/10/2017
brian s.
United Kingdom

very nice shoe

I found these shoes a tight fit would recommend half a size larger than normal shoe size overall a quality item would highly recommend.

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