The Evolv Elektra VTR rock shoes are a great all around comfy gym or cragging shoe.These are the shoes you whip out when you want to give your feet a day of love while out rock climbing. With a smaller toe box, smaller heel and lower volume, the Elektra VTR’s are a good shoe for most women.
The lace system involves two velcro straps that pull the top of the shoe snug over the climber’s foot. The rand wraps fat around the toe, wide around the side of the foot and all the way around the heel produce a shoe that is great for smearing, heel hooks, and small features. It’s flexible enough to perform well on slabs.
The Elektra’s strap system is pretty good at keeping the foot from moving around too much. And it’s efficient for removing and putting on your shoes quickly. Though we did find compared to the Rockstar, the Elektra did allow the foot some minor movement. This little bit of extra room makes the Elektra very god for all day wear but not always ideal for quite technical climbs. This shoe wasn’t designed for advanced climbs, it was designed for comfort spending long hours at the climbing gym or on a bouldering project.
Overall, the Elektra VTR is a great shoe for comfort in the gym, out bouldering, or a day of sport climbing. The velcro lace system makes it easy to take this shoe on and off throughout the day. The wide rand around the whole shoe gives great friction for getting purchase on holds. The Elektra is a shoe worth adding to any climber’s repertoire.
Disclaimer: The Evolv Elektra VTR Rock Shoes were provided by Evolv to be tested for this review.
Genevieve Hathaway is the Editor of Alpine Athena. See her bio in the “Editor” section.