• Quick-Lace Closure System
• Ultimate heel tension using the FSS Heel Tension system
• Agion Anti-• Quick-Lace Closure System
The next step in performance. Utilizing the “Love Bump” and “Knuckle Box” for maximum edging power and comfort, coupled with an all-new high-tension heel rand and “Dark Spine” heel midsole, the Oracle gives the highest level of fit and control available on the market. Speed laces run through the FSS Heel Tensioner giving unparalleled support, locking the heel in to maximize power on any angle.
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|Weight|| 250 g|
Single : 255 g / 9.0 oz (Size 9)
US Men sizes : 4-13.5, including half sizes|
|Best Use (Highest Performance)||
Sport / Face|
|Last Details|| Shape: Downturned (performance)|
|Upper Material||Synthetic (Synthratek VX upper)|
|Midsole Material||1.6 mm Half-length "Love Bump" midsole, Dark Spine heel midsole|
|Sole Material|| 4.2 mm TRAX® SAS, two-piece outsole|
Rand: VTR rand (thicker at toe)
|Footbed Lining|| |
As the name would suggest, the Oracle is a shoe that can answer nearly all the questions asked of it in the vertical arena. It has become my current go to shoe for route climbing, but it’s equally at home in the wall. You may prefer the convenience of Velcro – particularly if you do a lot of indoor climbing or training. If so you might find the Evolv X1 worth a look. But if you want a performance all-rounder, the precision fit given by the lace system, and the all-round versatility of the Oracle is hard to beat.
A new offering in the Evolv ultra performance series, the Oracle is a high-performance downturned lace-up built for steep sport routes, bouldering, and gym climbing. Our tester wore his street-shoe size; while he was concerned that his foot might not fit the agressive last, the shoe expanded nicely when he put them on, and he was able to climb hard right away, on both steeps and vert. “Because of their downturned shape, I was concerned I wouldn’t be able to edge on vertical face,” he says. “But edge they did—I could do hand-foot matches on fingernail edges, without the sole popping off.”