Evolv announced that it has partnered with Mesa Rim to launch a pilot Test Center at Mesa Rim’s gym location in Reno, NV.The Test Center will give climbers the chance to try all of Evolv’s latest shoes including the 2021 Zenist and Geshido, when available, and the Phantom, Rave, Shakra, and Shaman.

Mesa Rim will have all sizes on hand for customers to try, and shoes will be disinfected after each use. Once climbers decide which model is best for them, Mesa Rim employees will place the order via a dedicated online portal and have the shoes shipped to the customer’s home or the climbing gym.

“We’ve had the idea for an Evolv test center for a couple of years, and now with Mesa Rim, we have found the right partner to launch it with,” said Jacob Jeffries, Evolv’s North American Sales Manager. “In the future, we intend to roll out this program on a global level.  Especially with COVID restrictions putting traditional demo days on hold in many areas, finding a solution that allows climbers to test our latest shoes as soon as they come out became critically important”.