Mad Rock Maniac

2 reviews
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4-star:   2
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Like the other reviewer mentioned, these shoes do…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $40

Like the other reviewer mentioned, these shoes do fit tight. I am a guy who wears size 12.5/13 street shoes, and I ordered these climbing shoes in 13.5. I am glad that I did because even 13.5 fits tight. Yes, I know that your toes are supposed to curl in climbing shoes, but they should still feel comfortable.

I am stuffing mine with newspaper, which will hopefully help the rubber relax. It's high quality rubber, but by sitting in a box the rubber has shriveled. This makes the fit seem even tighter. Maybe after a few climbs it won't be as bad.

These shoes are definitely a bargain at $40. Just do yourself a favor and order them larger than you normally would.

By the way, the color is a purple/blue, and it changes depending on the lighting.


Fits 1/2 to 1 full size smaller than 5.10 climbing…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $40

Fits 1/2 to 1 full size smaller than 5.10 climbing shoes.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

The Mad Rock Maniac Shoe is a simple, high-performance climbing shoe for rockers who'd rather rely on their skills than a bunch of unnecessary tech in their footwear. The Maniac has everything you need and nothin' you don't. The supple rand and sole offer plenty of smear for gaining purchase on those tiny nubs and flakes, and the narrow toe profile wedges into thin cracks. Mad Rock did away with laces in favor of a clean, functional slip-on design with three pull tabs for easy entry and exit. A removable power strap supports your arch and holds your heel in place in the 3D Hooker Heel Cup.

- Backcountry Outlet

The MadRock Maniac has a soft and sensitive design that allows the climber to feel the subtledifferences in the rock. Its slipper design makes it a comfortable shoethat is great for slab, trad, and sport.


CLOSEOUTS . The Mad Rock Maniac is an excellent entry level climbing shoe for beginning and intermediate climbers. High-friction FX5 rubber outsole 3D molded hooker heel Adjustable hook-and-loop strap SupaSuede upper Weight: 1 lb. pr. CLOSEOUTS . China. Size: 4 (W 51_2, M 4) 41_2 (W 6, M 41_2) 5 (W 61_2, M 5) 51_2 (W 7, M 51_2) 6 (W 71_2, M 6) 61_2 (W 8, M 61_2) 7 (W 81_2, M 7) 71_2 (W 9, M 71_2) 8 (W 91_2, M 8) 81_2 (W 10, M 81_2) 91_2 (W 11, M 91_2) 9 (W 101_2, M 9) 10 (W 111_2, M 10) 101_2 (W 12, M 101_2) 11 (W 121_2, M 11) 111_2 (W 13, M 111_2) 12 (W 131_2, M 12) 121_2 (W 14, M 121_2) 13 (W 141_2, M 13) Visit our Shoe Sizing Guide

- Sierra Trading Post

Slipper ease and comfort with superb rock shoe performance, the Maniac performs well bouldering, indoors or face climbing. Long-lasting split-grain leather uppers with unlined double-stitch construction conforms easily to foot shape. Dual elastic gores on sides of instep secure fit; three multi-directional pull loops for easy entry. Removable hook-and-loop powerstrap wraps around instep and arch completely to lock heels in tight for better performance when hooking. Thin toe profile allows wedging into seams while brilliant sensitivity allows precision footwork. Unique Hooker Heel Cups allow you to use your heels more effectively than ever before; descent tread provides safer footing walking off from the top. Mesh storage bag included.


On Sale. Free Shipping. Mad Rock Men's Maniac Shoe (Spring 2007) A thin toe profile allows you to wedge into the narrowest seam, yet the Maniac Shoe by Mad Rock is supple enough for your feet to find the smallest nub while smearing and push/pull against features. Removable power strap locks your heel into place to hook those flakes. Bring it to the gym or your local bouldering hideout cause it s a reviewer favorite and an outstanding buy.

- Moosejaw

Mad Rock Maniac


The Maniac has been discontinued.

previously retailed for:
$35.95 - $69.95

The Mad Rock Maniac is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen November 5, 2013 at

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