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Comfy for kids.

Get your future world champ started early in the Mad Rock Mad Monkey 2.0 Climbing Shoe. Mad Rock filled out this tried-and-true design with two rear closure straps for more adjustability. The dual closure system helps avoid scratchy straps from injuring sensitive feet, so your little climber's toes spend more time on the wall and less time in the parental first aid station.

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5 5

Sweet kicks

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

Got these for my son to use at the gym. So much better than rentals and my son gets stoked to have his own gear. Got them so he can grow into them. Of course they are nothing aggressive, but the sole is perfect for all those crazy smears he does. We are both happy with these shoes

4 5

Good for the price, but soft

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

I bought these shoes because they were dirt cheap, and with the way my kids feet grow, I knew they wouldn't be in them long. The rubber is grippy enough, but the soles are quite flexible making very small foot hold difficult for my kids. So for the price I give them 5 stars; for the softness I give them 3 -- average = 4 stars.

5 5

Perfect

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

Got these in size 11 for my four year old. He outgrew the la sportive stickit (the only company making a toddler 8/9) and as far as I can tell these are just as good and less expensive. He doesn't complain about any pressure points or rubbing. They are adjustable for length and have sticky rubber. a+

5 5

Best of the bunch

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

We just got my son his
second pair of these. The adjustable heal and big velcro make it for a great fit. They fit true to size. Plus, he loves them and wears them around the house as he practices his 'parkour'. So I guess they double as indoor parkour shoes for kindergartners. Bonus.

5 5

Great shoe - Fair price

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

My daughter started climbing in a second hand pair of these shoes. They held up well until she outgrew them. We looked at the options and decided to buy another pair of Mad Rock Mad Monkeys again.

The shoe is well built and durable. As stated, our daughter was not the first to use her first pair and outgrew before wearing them out. Being that she is now only 6, we sized her current pair a little big. Not being super aggressive nor weighing very much, a little bigger works well and will allow her room to grow and get more use out of them. The velcro helps tighten things up along with a pair of socks for now.

I don't have experience with other brands of kids shoes; but, the reviews I have read, and my own experience,lead to this shoe being a well built and durable kids shoe.

I would recommend this shoe to any friend climbing with kids.

Anna is now 6 and climbs indoors and outdoors. First day in them, she did get rubbed below her ankle bone. I assume this is due to my sizing them a little large. The issue was easily remedied with a band-aid. No problems since. She loves them.

Great shoe - Fair price
5 5

Best kid's rock shoe

We love this kid's shoe. It performs well, but mostly it costs less than all the competitors. And as a parent, that matters...cause my kid's feet grow too fast. The updated heel velcro works well to customize fit. This allowed me to buy them big and get more miles out of them. I can fit a size 11 on my 3 yr old (size 8t foot) or my 5 yr old son (size 11t foot). It is big on the younger child, but they aren't climbing hard enough for it to matter.
Rubber is decently sticky and stiff foot bed really helps them versus just climbing in a tennis shoe.
If I could change anything, I'd re-work the velcro. Seems silly, but the velcro is so large and strong, my kids often cannot get it undone. And when you have three kids climbing...it is nice not to HAVE TO help with shoes. Also my oldest daughter has a narrow foot, I have trouble getting the velcro tight enough. I think they would be made even better if there were two velcro straps on the tongue, allowing for an even more custom fit.

Best kid's rock shoe
5 5

fantastic kids shoe

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

got these for my 6yr old stepson over the summer right before a trip to rmnp...he loved them! not super duper sticky but just right for a kid. he held his own on his first trip up to lumpy ridge and cant wait to go back!!

5 5

Very Nice So Far

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

My stepson and I started climbing in the gym but I could see he was struggling with his street shoes &/or socks. I got these for him and we could see an immediate improvement in his footwork and abilities. I got these in his regular street size and they fit fine. I don't see any reason to size down for him since he's not doing anything nearly technical enough to warrant uncomfortable break in periods, and kids grow so fast that they need some room. He's been indoor climbing in them maybe a dozen times and they've wore well so far. And though it's hard to see in the pictures, the toe and heel is rubber.

How do I know what size to get? My 4 year...

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How do I know what size to get? My 4 year old wears a toddler size 8 shoe.

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My 3 year old is a size 8 toddler and we have a pair from her older brother that are size 11. They are big, but the heel velcro adjusts them down enough to fit pretty well. It also means they will fit longer. At these young ages, it isn't important that the shoe fit's tight, the sticky rubber still helps them climb, even is the fit isn't perfect. :)

My 3 year old is a size 8 toddler and we have a pair from her older brother that are size 11. They are big, but the heel velcro adjusts them down enough to fit pretty well. It also means they will fit longer.  At these young ages, it isn't important that the shoe fit's tight, the sticky rubber still helps them climb, even is the fit isn't perfect. :)
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Granted this question above is a year old; but, for all others inquiring, the shoes seem to fit true to actual size.

At the rate kids grow combined with lower rated climbs they are doing, don't be afraid to size up a bit and get more life out of the shoe. I can't imagine buying the right size at every step. The velcro heel straps help to make larger sizes fit better while growing into them.

5 5

great for light gym climbing

super comfortable, soft shoe. "soft" being the operative word. the soles are a little flimsy for me and not super-sticky (in fairness, i am an adult who climbs in the 5.10's in the gym). For a kid who does low-grade climbing in a gym, they are probably perfect (which is what they are meant for). Maybe for a kids first climbing shoe (?). They actually run big. I am a woman's size 6 in street shoe, and yet, in the Mad Monkey a 5 was too big (since climbing shoes should fit tight). These shoes also stretch a fair amount since they are soft, so take that in to consideration when choosing size. I would definitely recommend them for anyone doing light gym/outdoor climbing.