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- 2 strap closure for a secure fit
- Asymmetric shape
- The platform on these bad boys is a little wider than the shark
- The concave sole is flat, giving you amazing overhanging grabbing potential
- The concave sole also gives you a sharper edge when you're standing on small holds and ledges, or walking on the curb in the park
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FEATURES of the Mad Rock M5 Climbing Shoe 2 strap closure for a secure fit Asymmetric shape The platform on these bad boys is a little wider than the shark The concave sole is flat, giving you amazing overhanging grabbing potential The concave sole also gives you a sharper edge when you're standing on small holds and ledges, or walking on the curb in the park The Power Upper which covers most of the forefoot gives more than 30% of rubber to allow for toe hooking and jamming My brother says these are really great for bouldering, crack climbing, and any gym or sport/competition thing. I think that's what he said anyway.
- Product Dimensions: 13 x 7 x 5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.98 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B00GMTQZ2K
- Item model number: 433-090
- Date first available at Amazon.com: December 13, 2013
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The rubber is super sticky in cold and warm conditions and has good durability.
Toe rubber is perfect for scummy toe hooks.
The heel isn't extra bulky so it's easy to place and doesn't slide around a lot.
2 Velcro straps make it easy to get in and out of while keeping the fit tight.
Price can't be beat for the quality.
I really like Mad Rock shoes and gear, my current favorite are the Redlines. Unfortunately, these shoes have been relegated to hanging in the garage. The Velcro issue is just unforgivable, especially considering they are STILL selling shoes with the same garbage fasteners. I have yet to see a pair of M5s that were more than a couple of months old still keeping it together. I would skip purchasing these just because of the Velcro issue.
So I have a countless number of climbs on these shoes in the last 10 months and while these are still my goto shoe for comfort on the belays, I've found one big problem with them. The velcro on the shoes is a little on the cheap side. I've seen 3 pairs of M5s with the same problem, the forward strap on the left shoe just gives out. It's annoying at best and a HUGE PITA when you're toeing into a foot chip and feel the shoe give out. Not a deal breaker, but definitely pushed these down a few notches in my book.
So I've only been gym climbing for about 3 months and I picked up a pair of M5s after 3 sessions with a pair of rental shoes, so my overall shoe experience is very limited. I will say that when sizing I was told, like most people, go .5 to 1 full size down from your street shoe size. After trying them on and feeling how tight the 12s were(my street shoe size) , I actually picked up a 12.5. Even in a 12.5 they're a mildly painful tight with arched toes so I fell pretty comfortable in their sizing. They're plenty grippy and snug up nicely. The toe box is pretty wide compared to the other shoes I looked at, which made them much more comfortable and the big positive heel makes heeling on boulder routes a lot more effortless.
I'll hopefully start doing some outdoor climbing soon and we'll see how these work out. I have found that they didn't stretch much (climb 3x a week) but they do stink like mad if you don't care for them appropriately!
This shoe will fit tight when purchased at the size you wear for street shoes. Example: If you wear size 10(men) in your daily sneakers buy a 10 in these climbing shoes. They should fit pretty close to what most people want out of a climbing shoe. I had to send them back twice from ordering too small before I landed on a 9.5, which is what I wear in everyday around town shoes.
As I said the performance has been good. Nice solid edging and the rubber is incredibly sticky. Exactly what I wanted for a moderately aggressive shoe.
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