Mad Rock Hooker Lace

rated 3.5 of 5 stars (3)

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photo: Mad Rock Hooker Lace climbing shoe

Specs

Price Historic Range: $23.96-$53.97
Reviewers Paid: $40.00-$75.00

Reviews

3 reviews
5-star:   1
4-star:   1
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   1

These shows are terrible. I cannot disagree more with the other two reviews.

I tried a pair 1/2 size down from my shoe size. Impossible, not uncomfortable, just NOT POSSIBLE to get onto my foot. After sizing up twice, and ending 1/2 over my shoe size, still incredibly hard to get on and unbearable to wear. I even sat in the shower a few times with them on to try to stretch them...

I've had tight shoes, these are beyond tight. I gave these to a friend, woman, who has a size 7 women's, I wear a size 8.5 men's. They are very tight on her but apparently usable, for free anyway. I have a lower volume foot, nothing fltt or chubby. FYI.

Further, the revolutionary toe ribbing can present some uncomfortable feelings in the foot, not sure why they came up with this, do you see anyone else making some a cracked out shoe? Successfully?

Mad Rock is now dumping the rest of the shoes on their outlet site for 19$, if the rest of this is not warning enough. Don't buy these things really, lame. I have found several other pairs of shoes that are reasonable for under 100$, these are not in that category.

Materials: leather
Use: indo/outdo/shower
Break-in Period: N/A
Weight: 1 pence
Price Paid: $40

Great design, easy in and out with three straps. The toe of the shoe is mint, and even more so when broken in a little. I wear a normal shoe size of 13, so I ordered a 13 hooker strap. They were a little uncomfortable to stand in at first, but after the second day out my toes made new homes for themselves.

Use: in and outdoor climbing.
Break-in Period: 5 hours

I have owned several shoes and this pair has been my favorite. They are like socks with really sticky rubber. They just form to your foot and stick to anything. The rubber, however, does wear out really fast.

Price Paid: $75

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