Evolv Shaman Climbing Shoe. The Shaman from Evolv is an aggressive climbing shoe for overhanging sport climbs, bouldering, and technical face climbing. Designed by Chris Sharma, the Shaman features a synthetic upper to minimize stretch, combined with a microfiber forefoot lining for durability, a cotton lining in the back of the shoe to hold the heel in place, as well as a leather footbed for comfort and odor reduction. Additionally, the Shaman features unique last features in the Love Bump midsole to fill in dead space and position the toes in the front of the shoe, as well as the Knuckle Box to facilitate power transfer through the big toe for hooking and staying on tiny holds. The technologically advanced construction of the Shaman gives the shoe a snug, responsive fit for maximum performance. Evolv and Chris Sharma recommend going roughly a half size up with the Shaman, due to the pre made shape that puts your toes in a powerful position without cramming. .