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 This version of the Defy Lace 2016 is officially retired.You've found a page of history! The Defy Lace 2016 is no longer produced by Evolv and it is not available to buy from major online retailers. You can still check out all the specs and claim your ownership.

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Defy Lace 2016



My vote: None ( 3.6 avg )


• Adjustability and comfort of lace closure system
• A leather footbed for increased tactile connection and moisture wicking
• Plush, bedroom slipper feel and comfort
• Soft and sensitive feel
• Perforated synthetic upper

The Defy® Lace offers the comfort, fit, and versatility of the Defy® with a more adjustable and powerful lace-up fit. A great shoe for moving up in the grades and full days on the rock.

Retail price

US$ 89.00
Weight 258 g

Single : 258 g / 9.1 oz (Size 9 Men)
Pair : 516 g / 18.2 oz (Size 9 Men)
(we converted ounces to grams)

Closure Type Lace
Gender Unisex
Volume Average
Sizing Information US sizes : 2-13.5, 14, 15, including half sizes
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Best Use (Highest Performance) All-around
Trad / Crack
Sport / Face
Asymmetry Low
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, Leather footbed

Trax® Rubber Technology

Trax® Rubber

TRAX XT® high friction rubber is formulated to be the highest performing rubber on the market. TRAX-XT®has a perfect balance of high friction and edging power on different types of rock and plastic holds while performing consistently over a wide range of temperatures.
VTR3D Technology


With VTR3D, the “high wear” zone of the rand is thicker, while low wear areas are kept thin to reduce pressure points and hot spots around your foot.
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