Mad Rock Demon

2 reviews
5-star:   0
4-star:   0
3-star:   2
2-star:   0
1-star:   0

Specs

Weight 240 g (Size 9)

Reviews

1

This is an amazing shoe! For the price you can't beat…

Rating: rated 3.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: pro rated $64

Summary

This is an amazing shoe! For the price you can't beat it with a stick. Comfortable, aggressive, breathable, and sticky, what else can you ask for.

Pros

  • Price
  • Durability
  • Aggressive
  • Fit

Cons

  • Down turn can vary between orders
  • velcro straps can be long on some feet sizes

The fit of the Mad Rock Demons is customizable by the three velcro strap system. When first purchased they are tight like most rock climbing shoe but these don't stretch out as much as some aggressive climbing shoes do. The aggressive down turned shoe fits most arch types but I'd be weary if I had a flat foot. 

Personally, I have a skinny foot but knowing a few friends that have the same shoe who have medium to large feet, we have all agreed that the fit molds to your foot. When it come to comfort, it seems all climbing shoes are stiff when first out of the package, but the Mad Rock Demons only took a couple good days of climbing to break in.  With an added benefit of no pressure points, chaffing, or tightness around the ankle, this shoe is easy to break in. 

The rubber is amazing!  Sticky, clean, soft enough to dig in on the tiniest crystal but tough enough to last, including a heel cap with specific ridges for heel hooks, the Mad Rock Demons are top notch.  They do have specifically designed ridges on the top toe cap for toe hooks but I have noticed some hindrances on specific problems. 

I have been climbing in the Demons for four months now and have little complaints.  I will be very specific in my complaints.

Cons

  1. Inconsistent in toe aggressiveness. Ee. one friend to two shoes with one being very aggressive and the other aggressive nut different from the other.
  2. Got a couple of gashes while loosing an edge on granite.
  3. Top toe cap ridges can impede some toe hooks.
0

i love shoes that are soft and not down turned at…

Rating: rated 3.5 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $100

i love shoes that are soft and not down turned at all. then this version of the demon comes out and destroys my world! at first glance i was already forming opinions about it. "another aggressive shoe that will just sit in my bag and only be used 1 or 2 times and then put back in the bag till the next climbing trip."

when i slid them on and i heard the suction cup sound when my heel slid into place.. in my head all i hear is "crap, i'm going to like them"

first off the rubber is slightly softer then the first version of the demon. the power upper combined with the sole of the shoe forces your toes in optimal position. no more are the days of your toes curling up into a little ball at the front of your foot causing agonizing pain when you step on small or large feet.

the velcro straps keep your foot firmly in place and your foot doesn't shift around.

the heel its pretty nice. it may be different for you but when my heel locked in place it didn't move at all. so far the heel hasn't begun to peel off my foot while climbing in pulling myself in with heel hooks.

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Manufacturer's Description

Visit Mad Rock's Demon page.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

Pull on the Mad Rock Demon 2. 0 Climbing Shoe and pull like you've got fiery monsters licking at your heels. We don't blame said monsters for trying, but they're not going to get anywhere; Mad Rock outfitted the Demon 2. 0 with super-sticky Concave DDS soles for unbeatable adhering power on the vertical challenge of your choice. A Tek Flex upper offers durability and comfort, so your feet are likely to be the envy of the underworld and aboveworld.

- Backcountry.com

CLOSEOUTS . Conquer vertical and overhanging terrain with Mad Rock Demon climbing shoes. These ultra-performance shoes feature a super-sticky Science Friction 2.2 rubber outsole with a hard edge and a durable TekFlex upper that will not lose its shape over time. Ideal for bouldering, sport, gym and competition Synthetic upper with three rip-n-stick straps Quality stitching in high-stressed and high-wear areas, double stitching for increased durability Padded cuffs for added, long-wear comfort Organic hemp lining is naturally durable, breathable and anti-microbial EVA foam cushion in heel bed Slightly softer than mid-stiff, compressed polyester midsole offers controlled flex and stiffness while standing the test of time, not breaking down or degrading Concave sole allows climbers to use their feet like a second pair of hands Molded heel cup for a better fit An innovative reverse-hook tread under the heel stabilizes Double Cross sling-shot rand crosses under the arch and forefoot to create a tensioned platform for better climbing This is a vegan-friendly shoe that contains no animal by-products anywhere in the construction Science Friction 2.2 rubber outsole with hard edge Weight: 1 lb. 2 oz. pr. Made in China Climbing and other related activities are inherently dangerous; anyone purchasing or using equipment for this purpose is personally responsible for getting proper instruction on its correct and safe use Visit our Climbing Gear Guide Available Colors: WHITE/RED/BLACK. Sizes: 6.5, 7, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11, 11.5, 12, 12.5, 13.

- Sierra Trading Post