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Evolv Sports Marks 10th Anniversary with Launch of Four Innovative Climbing Shoes

Buena Park, CA (July 24, 2013)Evolv Sports will debut four new and innovative climbing shoes at the Outdoor Retailer Tradeshow in commemoration of their 10th anniversary.


With collaboration from elite athlete Chris Sharma, Evolv introduces the latest in the Sharma series, the ultra-high performance Nexxo. The Nexxo represents a revolution in how Evolv constructs shoes through the thoughtful use of a combination of specific materials and technologies. Utilizing leather in the mid-foot and heel, the Nexxo offer comfort in fit. The synthetic, microfiber-lined forefoot provides structure for powerful performance. Featuring their new Evolv Power System technology, a combination of midsoles and outsoles are used to retain shape and provide more tension to maximize performance and power. 

“Working with a world-class athlete like Chris offers our design team unique insight into what needs are not being met in a climbing shoe,” says Brian Chung, co-founder and CEO of Evolv. “What we have developed in the Nexxo is a special shoe that takes both elite performance and comfort into account.”

The Evolv Nexxo

Rounding out the line and providing exceptional versatility, the Addict, Addict SC and the Axiom are designed for all-around use on all types of rock from Jtree slab to Indian Creek crack. Semi-symmetrical and with leather construction, these shoes will conform to the climber’s foot and provide all-day comfort.

The unique Addict slipper was designed for climbers who want a smooth, foot-conforming shoe that offers strong technical performance. The shoe features 3-piece rand and arch band that provide unique features in a slipper including optimized fit and greater stability for precision while edging. The Addict SC shares features of the slipper with the inclusion of Velcro closures for adjustable fit and convenience. The Axiom offers all-day comfort in its lace-up construction.

“We put a lot of energy into designing the most advanced technology in these styles,” says Linh Nguyen, Evolv Product Line Manager. “We’re proud to offer innovative and new climbing shoes that provide versatility for athletes of all abilities and on all types of climbs, without skimping on performance.”

Evolv will be highlighting new product at their booth, #1033, during the Outdoor Retailer Tradeshow and will have the shoes available at retail in early fall. The new line will retail at $99 for the Addict, $115 for the Addict, $125 for the Axiom, and $145 for the Nexxo.

Also Evolv will be hosting an anniversary party on Day 2. Join the party including hosted kegs, poster signings with elite athletes and more on Thursday, August 1st from 4:45-6:45pm at their booth.

About EvolvSports

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 TRAX® 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.