The Evolv Bandit SC is the hip younger brother of the original Bandit Lace. With similar styling, sizing and performance it is easy to see that the two are related. If you loved the original Bandit but prefer not to faff about with laces then stay on this page.
An increasingly common feature among velcro shoes is the 3 strap closure. Whereas it might not be quite as secure as laces it does allow you to get a snug fit right down the length of the shoe. A good secure closure mechanism is needed to minimise 'bagging' particularly if you have low volume feet. Combine the velcro snaps with a well-designed heel and you have a good comfortable and very useable pair of shoes.
The Bandit SC has a dual layer synthetic upper that enables a comfortable fit, but also provides some protection if you end up needing to jam your foot in a crack. Whereas this is probably not an everyday occurence for most of us, it is nice to know.
We would describe the Bandit SC as a medium stiffness shoe. Not as stiff as something like a Five Ten Galileo, but certainly with more rigidity than most of the down cambered shoes on this site. It sits happily in the middle ground; making it a great choice if you want a single pair of good all-rounders to help you get your kicks.
Profile: Asymmetrical (KA-1 last)
Upper:Synthetic (non-stretch Synthratek upper)
Lining:Microfiber (balance of comfort and performance)
Closure System:3 opposing hook and loop straps
Midsole:MX-P: 1.5mm full-length
Sole:4.2mm TRAX® XT-5 high friction rubber
Rand:2.2 mm TRAX® duro-rand
Weight:9.1 oz ½ pair size 9