Mad Rock Mad Monkey
Source: We rent out the shoes for young kids
A lot of parents in Colorado are active and ask about climbing shoes to get their kids psyched on climbing. For kids that I instruct in Boulder, CO, this shoe has good colors, fits snug and soft, and tightens to adjust for growing kids and beginning tots.
The shoe will last for at most a year, and there was an original batch with weakly sewn heel size-adjustment straps that would pull off after a few months of climbing. I've seen toddlers and 10-year-olds in these shoes. They are not aggressive, and very comfortable.
Price Paid: $35
They were good, but they break very easily.
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Get your future world champ started early in the Mad Rock Mad Monkey 2.0 Climbing Shoe. Mad Rock filled out this tried-and-true design with two rear closure straps for more adjustability. The dual closure system helps avoid scratchy straps from injuring sensitive feet, so your little climber's toes spend more time on the wall and less time in the parental first aid station.
The Mad Rock Mad Monkey 2.0 is an upgrade of Mad Rock's ever popular Mad Monkey with two rear closure straps for even more adjustability. Mad Rock's new dual closure system prevents straps from scratching delicate ankles when cinching down for a tighter fit. Constructed with their stretch SynFlex upper and their R2 rand system for ultra comfort, the Mad Monkey is perfect for kids with sensitive feet.
Introduce your kids to the sport of rock climbing with the comfortable Mad Rock Mad Monkey 2.0 rock shoes. 2 rear closure straps give the shoes even more adjustability than the previous model to accommodate growing feet. Stretchy synthetic suede uppers provide great comfort. Sticky rubber soles grip rock and stand up to regular use.
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