Moderately aggressive, these shoes edge and heel hook…

Rating: rated 2 of 5 stars
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.

Where to Buy

Help support this site by making your next gear purchase through one of the links above. Click a link, buy what you need, and the seller will contribute a portion of the purchase price to support Trailspace's independent gear reviews.