Mad Rock Flash 2.0
Source: bought via a "pro deal"
Price Paid: $62.82 USD
Comfotable shoe, great design, and looks cool on my feet.
- Velcro straps
- The dye on the inside wipes off onto my feet as I sweat
All around awesome fit. I usually wear a 9.5 shoe but decided to go one size smaller. Am wearing the 9.0 size and was the best decision I made when purchasing this shoe.
A bit of break-in time is needed but that goes with any other climbing shoe. One of my cons was the fact that the dye on the inside of the shoe turns my heel and pads of my feet orange
As a climbing shoe, it does its job. I use it mostly for climbing indoors, but the Mad Rock Science Friction sole works amazingly on real rock where foot holds are non-existant. The velcro strap allow for a perfect fit, whether you like your shoe tight or just right.
Bottom line, I would recommend this shoe as a good indoor climbing shoe. Semi-agressive toe that doesn't leave you looking like a footbound Chinese woman after taking it off.
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Mad Rock's iconic Flash has finally gotten a total redesign. By mixing this time tested classic with our science proven innovations. The tradition leather upper has been combined with Synflex, a synthetic stretch material, to offer performance while maintaining a consistent plush fit. Mad Rock has redesigned the 3D molded heel to maximize friction. The Flash 2.0 will also be the first climbing shoe on the market to incorporate Shock Gel to reduce the impact force on the heel. A everlasting poly-carbonate midsole give the Flash 2.0 a consistent and predictable flex through out the life of the shoe.
The Mad Rock Flash Climbing Shoe shows that having an all-around shoe doesn't require sacrificing edge in your chosen vertical discipline. The Flash tackles competitions and multi-pitch days alike. Mad Rock threw the stickiest rubber they could conjure, Formula #5, into this design for optimal adhering power. A padded neoprene tongue keeps you comfortable and encourages circulation, while traditional construction earns this sensitive shoe its 'all-around' designation.