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 The Royale is technically retired but it's still sold online.The Royale is no longer produced by Evolv. We're showing it as "available" on WeighMyRack because you can still find it at trustworthy online retailers.

Evolv Royale Climbing Shoe
  • Evolv Royale Climbing Shoe
  • Evolv Royale Climbing Shoe
  • Evolv Royale Climbing Shoe
  • Evolv Royale Climbing Shoe Front
  • Evolv Royale Climbing Shoe Back
  • Evolv Royale Climbing Shoe Outsole




My vote: None ( 4.3 avg )


• Medium stiffness for edging and jamming support
• Breathable mesh tongue with lace pocket and perforated upper

The Royale is a popular entry level leather shoe that is comfortable, stiff and durable. As a leather shoe with partial lining, it breaks in nicely with slight stretch.

Retail price

US$ 89.00

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Weight 286 g

Single : 286.3 g / 10.1 oz (Size 9)
Pair : 572.7 g / 20.2 oz (Size 9)
(we converted ounces to grams)

Closure Type Lace
Gender Unisex
Volume Wide
Sizing Information US Men sizes : 3-13.5, 14, 15, including half sizes
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Best Use (Highest Performance) All-around
Sport / Face
Asymmetry Low
Last Details Shape: Flat (comfort)
Upper Material ­Leather
Midsole Material 2.0 mm MX-P : half-length midsole
Sole Material 4.2 mm TRAX® high friction rubber
Rand: VTR rand (thicker front toe area)
Footbed Lining

Lined forefoot, no lining in the back

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.
Evolv Royale Shoe Review
Royale Shoe Review

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UK Climbing Gear Review no rating given just a review

So how do they perform? Well I can't say they are a sensitive high performance shoe – they simply aren't, but they are not supposed to be. They are sticky enough to be reassuring, but lack the finesse of a more technical shoe - when it comes to placing your feet everything feels a little remote, almost as though you're wearing somebody else's feet. With their board lasting and rubber they are meant to be a basic, climb all day on easy routes shoe, and as such they fare quite favourably.
So would I buy this shoe? Selling at just under £60 they do make for an ideal first shoe, as long as the buyer understands their limitations. Alternatively they would make an excellent mountain route shoe or for instructors looking for a shoe which they can loan to clients for the day, or for those looking for a protective shoe for climbing cracks. They pretty much do exactly what it says on the tin – what more could you ask for?

Climbing Gear Review no rating given just a review

We give the Royale a thumbs-up as the review’s most affordable shoe. It’s a sturdy, well-built novice boot, designed with a hefty 5mm TRAX XT-5 sole and double toe rand. For toe-dragging beginners, these features will translate to durability, though more advanced climbers might find the fit a tad clunky. That said, the Royale is very comfortable: it has a leather upper (lined in front, not in back), a 2mm, stiff, full-length midsole, and a flat, symmetric last.