Get serious about sending your project.
- Three-strap hook-and-loop closure for a secure fit in seconds
- Rubber over the toe helps you on steep routes with creative footwork
- Slingshot-style rand locks your foot in place and eliminates slip
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- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
First off, I have the lace-up version of these shoes, the Concept 2.0, but they are the same except for closure system.
When I got these shoes, I had been climbing in LaSportiva Miuras and loved them. While I still like those shoes, the MadRocks were a game changer, as illustrated by my project at the time. I had sent my project, a gently overhung, technical and sustained 13c with delicate footwork and foot-dependant moves and rests. When I climbed it in the Mad Rocks, it honestly felt a letter grade or two easier! I was able to put more weight on my feet and climb more efficiently in these shoes than I had in any others.
The shape and construction of the shoe focuses power into the big toe, and the downturned shape is retained through wear and resoles!
The toe rubber is also awesome for durability and toe-hooking.
Overall an excellent shoe for hard sport climbing.
Sizing Notes: I wear 11.5 or 12 street shoes, La Sportiva Miuras in 42.5 and these Mad Rocks in size 44.5
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I like the way these shoes feel, the toe is pretty good, and I really enjoy the toe-hooking capabilities with the full rubber on the top of the foot. Only 2 things I didn't like about the shoes; I wasn't impressed with the heel hook capabilities in these shoes, anytime I need to do a heel i switch back to my Galileo's. Also, the velcro straps are unnecessarily long! Overall they are pretty good, certainly worth their price.
Could anybody comment on how to size these if I'm "upgrading" from MadRock Flash (original)?
I'm intending to resole my pair of Flash's for the gym and buy these for projects/outdoor -- good idea?
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I've been using the Con-Flict over the last year and have been amazed on how they perform and to top it all off I'm climbing in close to my street shoe size. Mad Rock has definitely closed the gap!
Does anyone have sizing info on this shoe? I wear a 42 in cobras and solutions. My street size is 44.
Go in at a half size down from your street shoe size. You don't have to down size these and they will not stretch!
Got my first pair of Con-Flicts two years ago, still have the original Con-Flicts, they last a good long time! My Con-Flict 2.0 are put on when I need hard stuff to go down. They are just soft enough to really let you feel everything, but stiff enough to let you edge on crazy small chips and edges. So far while in the Con-Flict's I have never had my foot pop (That wasnt my direct fault of course) and blow a route. With these on, I know my feet will stay right where I put them.
These shoes fit well right out of the box, fitting my feet "like a glove" from the git-go without pain, and yet without stretching too much on the break-in either. I'm surprised that people with wide feet are finding that these fit well, as my feet are narrow and low-volume and these shoes fit me really well. I find these work amazingly well for outside climbing on steep terrain because of the more aggressive toe, but aren't so stiff in the toe that (like some downturns) a face or slabby topout after a roof can be more tenuous than it needs to be. Really awesome shoes in Hueco Tanks... much sending was done in these shoes! :)
I have bigger feet, anywhere from a size 12.5-13.5 in regular running and hiking shoes. This makes it hard to find a climbing shoe that fits well, especially with a larger forefoot. And even more difficult to find an aggressive or high performance shoe. I have played in many different shoes and recently climbed a few sessions in the Shaman's from Evolv, and while I loved the shoe and its features, it just wasn't fitting, even when I tracked down the 13.5. Now, this shoe is as comfortable as any shoe I have ever worn, its fit is like a glove and the new material in the upper stretches perfectly for a nice snug fit without becoming misshapen or sloppy. The SciFri 3.0 rubber is like glue for your foot and despite its softer sole it sticks to everything and holds on the smallest of edges. They are snug but easy on and off at the gym and the crag with the pull loops and three strap side entry set up. And the heel hooks and toe jams are as good as any shoe out there. Highly recommended for the hard to fit crowd and anyone looking to find comfort and preference in the same shoe for once.
Great shoe pretty agressive, great toe box!!! Super good edges been climbing super hard in these for the past couple months and they are holding up great! pretty sticky for smearing but is starting to wear off a little. But other than that great shoe!!! 9/10
I normally wear downturned and stiff shoes and I decided to give this shoe a chance. I wanted something comfortable but still perform well. The Conflicts fit perfectly. It was tight and a little painful but broke in well after 2 days. Great heel. I'm not a fan of the soft rubber in general so I can't say much on the toe, but it is great rubber. Recommended for the moderate and up climbers.