Mad Rock Jester
Moderately aggressive, these shoes edge and heel hook…
Use: sport climbing, bouldering, gym
Price Paid: $80.26
Moderately aggressive, these shoes edge and heel hook very well. Where they fall VERY short is sensitivity. It feels like climbing in rocks. The edges are so hard, that it's tough to feel if your feet are slipping off something. The Mad Rock proprietary rubber doesn't stick, although they will stand on small stuff well. Just remember that you should really watch your foot placements with these and hope that the shoes stay on the rock.
Thus far the rubber does seem pretty durable, with seemingly very little wear and tear.
As for fit - just like any aggressive bouldering shoe these take a little time to break in. They won't stretch too much as the upper is not leather, but just get the right size and it won't be too painful if you're used to a downturned toe.
Here's what other sites are saying:
The laser-etched graphics on the Mad Rock Jester Climbing Shoe might seem entertaining, but there's nothing funny about this all-around shoe's performance on the rocks. Based on the original best-selling Mugen, the Jester features updated materials and a versatile design that lets you hold it down everywhere from Joe's to the Red.