Mad Rock Fury
absolutely shameless copy of the 5-10 guide tennie...
Materials: leather, nylon, sticky rubber
Use: approaches and climbs
Break-in Period: not much
Weight: not much
Price Paid: $69
absolutely shameless copy of the 5-10 guide tennie... But so what? It's a nice shoe. Pretty comfy right out of the box. Very sticky rubber. Comfortable for walking, very good performance for climbing - really (like the guide tennie) probably the best climbing shoes you can get that you can still hike in. Great for alpine rock climbs when you have to hike to get there - Tetons, etc. Sized very small. I normally wear a street shoe size 8.5. I had to return the 8.5 Fury and get a 9.5 via mail order.
2006-09-18 EDIT to prior review:
The Fury is not a feature-for-feature copy of the FiveTen Guide Tennie as stated in earlier review. That is a typo.
The Mad Rock Fury is a feature-for-feature rip-off of the Five Ten Guide Almighty.
But, since the Guide Almighty does not appear to be available from FiveTen any more, I see no reason not to wholeheartedly recommend the MadRock Fury. It's a great shoe for trips on which you only want to bring one shoe for both the hike and climb.
A couple more quick points. I dragged out my beat up, old Guide tennies for comparison's sake: the FiveTen rubber is a bit stickier than Mad Rock's in my opinion - but it's close. And the Mad Rock fit was a bit nicer (less sloppy) on my feet than the old Guide Almighty's.
Here's what other sites are saying:
Blending performance and comfort, the mid-top Fury from Mad Rock is sure-footed on slab, yet grippy on dirt and rock.
- Mountain Gear
On Sale. Free Shipping. Mad Rock Men's Fury Shoe (Spring 2008) The Fury Shoe by Mad Rock features unparalleled comfort and support. Up front on the high-cut toe rand and in the rear on the cushioned heel, we ve poured on a generous amount of Mad Rubber #5. The Fury frictions on any slab but has enough grip for dirt or rock on the trail. The low profile traditional dot tread sole keeps your edging precise and your feet sensitive and laces right to the toe for that performance fit. Keep the elements out with a double stitched all leather upper. Rigid enough for a strap-on crampon to cross that last snowfield before the pinnacle. See you at the top!