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The Walton Works
evolv Footwear Adds Peter Croft and Matt Segal to Climbing Team
December 8, 2010 (Buena Park, CA) – Footwear manufacturer evolv Sports announced today the addition of legendary climber Peter Croft and traditional climbing young-gun Matt Segal to their climbing team.
Matt Segal, born in Miami, FL, has become one of the hardest working trad climbers in recent years. His focus is directed more at the hardest shorter routes all over the world after many years at the top of the comp circuit. Segal says, â€œI’m psyched on joining team Evolv. It seems like the obvious evolution to work with an American company who not only makes an amazing product but is doing so with an environmental and local outlook.
Peter Croft, long-time legendary climber with first ascents world wide, is one of the most prolific and respected members of the climbing community and beyond for his dedication to the sport and the places it exists as an advocate, writer and climber. “I’m psyched to be joining the team at Evolv and looking forward to be part of a local California climbing company,â€ says Croft. â€œObviously it’s been big fun to test drive the models available now but I’m also excited to developing something new in the future.”
Jay Peery, evolv’s Director of Sales says, â€œPeter and Matt exemplify the top end of the climbing community and we are proud to be able to work together with them. Not just as climber athletes, but in product development to continue, like they do, to push the edge in climbing.â€
evolv Company Profile
evolv Sports was founded in Southern California in 2003. In a short time, evolv Sports has become a leading force in the climbing footwear market, producing some of the best performing and selling climbing footwear available. evolv distributes worldwide from its warehouse in Buena Park, CA and maintains manufacturing facilities in the US and Asia.
In addition to climbing footwear, evolv also markets climbing accessories and high friction rubber for outsoles under the TRAXÂ® USA label. evolv sponsors some of the most prolific and talented climbers in the sport and produces a signature line of shoes developed by climbing icon Chris Sharma.