Evolv Pontas Lace-Up Rock Shoe
The Pontas Lace-Up is probably the least aggressive shoe here. It still happily meets the criteria of being well built and performing really well across a wide range of climbing styles. This earns it the fourth place on our list. The shoe stands out from the crowd for the way it combines high performance with comfort.
The shoe is an evolution of the acclaimed Pontas Velcro and uses the same last, but has a stiffer midsole for better edging. The asymmetrical last is fairly flat and this adds to its edging performance, while the toe box is well designed with a nicely pointed toe that allows accurate and precise placements on all types of holds.