The Evolv Kai Shaman is a limited edition version of the Shaman 2 with a different colourway designed by Kai Lightner. Other than the colourway they are basically the same shoe with an excellent balance of sensitivity, support and fit. The heel arch has been altered from the original Shaman to provide a more secure fit with less deadspace whilst the midsole has been softened slightly for improved sensitivity and the toe rubber has greater coverage. The front strap has been pulled back up the shoe slightly too so it does not get in the way of toe hooks and allows for better side toe scumming. With a downturned profile, it is more suited to steeper ground but it is still a great all round performer.
Profile: Downturned asymmetry with "Knuckle Box"
Upper: Synthetic (Synthratek VX upper)
Midsole: 1.0 mm half-length "Love Bump" midsole
Sole: 4.2 mm TRAX® high friction rubber, two-piece outsole
Rand: VTR rand (thicker front toe area)
Weight: 9.5 oz (½ pair size 9)