User Review: Mad Rock Demon
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: pro rated $64
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.
- 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.
- Inconsistent in toe aggressiveness. Ee. one friend to two shoes with one being very aggressive and the other aggressive nut different from the other.
- Got a couple of gashes while loosing an edge on granite.
- Top toe cap ridges can impede some toe hooks.