The Elektra 2016 is technically retired but it's still sold online.The Elektra 2016 is no longer produced by Evolv. We're showing it as "available" on WeighMyRack because you can still find it at trustworthy online retailers.
• For women and men with low-volume feet
• Plush, bedroom slipper comfort
• Hook and loop closure system
Redesigned for 2014 in two colorways, the Elektra® is the top selling women's shoe in the USA. It offers an amazing combination of comfort, performance and value. This shoe is ideal for beginning to advanced climbers and performs in both the gym and on the rock.
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US sizes : 3-11, including half sizes|
|Best Use (Highest Performance)||
Trad / Crack
Sport / Face
|Last Details|| Shape: Flat (comfort)|
|Upper Material||Synthetic (perforated Synthratek upper)|
|Midsole Material||1.0 mm MX-P : sensitive half-length|
|Sole Material|| 4.2 mm TRAX® high friction rubber|
Rand: VTR rand (thicker front toe area)
|Footbed Lining|| |
Nylon (comfortable and plush)
We like the Elektra as an affordable climbing shoe option. Ultimately we gave the Best Buy award to the leather Tarantulace which is a little more comfortable, fits slightly better, and costs $9 less. However, if you prefer the fit of the Elektra or would rather have a synthetic shoe, we think this is a decent shoe for the price.
The aspect of fit is the first of a number of reasons why these are a great beginner shoe. As far as a climbing shoe goes, these are pretty comfy, and break in quickly. They are true to size, and made with a narrower toe box than other climbing shoes, but they also don’t cramp your toes (probably because of magic, because you know that’s how they do things at Evolv). They are snug enough that you get the idea of what a climbing shoe should feel like, but not bad enough to scare you off.