This all-around shoe does the trick.
- 3D molded heel cup secures your foot and helps you latch onto heel hooks
- Padded tongue and liner and low asymmetrical fit makes for all-day comfort
- Vegan-friendly synthetic upper won�t stretch out over time
- Edge Tech sole gives you precision edging for small foot holds
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Got these shoes in 11 1/2 an my normal shoe size is 12 1/2 or 13. They fit very snug but after the first hour of climbing they start to feel very tight, but relief was as easy as lossening the velcro straps. The padded tounge makes them very comfy during climbing. The toe box isnt as strong as I would normally like for gym climbing and the edges didnt seem to grab on to the smaller foot holds in the gym as I would have liked. Outdoors the shoes are great, I never worry about going through the rubber to fast as all you have to do is simply send them back to madrock an they put new rubber on them most the time at no charge. (4 set of madrocks sent in, only paid for shipping, no issues otherwise)Heel hooking isnt as easy as it is with some of their new shoes i.e. ConCept, ConFlict, Demon or Mugen Tech. But those shoes are also more oriented towards -'s and overhangs. The shoes smeared well on the rock faces in colorado, and I had no problem keeping my footing during any accents. Don't really recommend for crack climbing as there is no rubber on the top of the shoe an I don't think the material would last long under the friction.
I would recomend these shoes for anyone focused on outdoor sport climbing who spends a few days a week climbing and is going to be putting some hours and accents on them.
I'll write another review on these bad boys once I get them on some granite but....as far as the size goes....I would recommend buying the same size as your street shoes....I wear a 10.5 or a 11 depending on the maker and did the advised half down and ordered a 10....as soon as I took them out of the box I knew I was in trouble...I thot "crap they sent me kids shoes" but thot...ok I'll try this out....the only way I can describe the pain is....if I had the choice of my nads in a vise or wearing a size 10....I'd have to give that some thot.....I returned the 10s and got an 11....and they feel like the proper amount of uncomfortableness a climbing shoe should have considering due to the materials in this shoe they don't look like they're gonna stretch much...
Good Shoe FOr the Price
Owned a pair of mad rock shoes previously, the flash, and was looking for something comparable. I got the same size in this shoe as the previous one, and it seems slightly looser than the flash so in retrospect would have probably got a size lower, but then again I've only been climbing for a year so it may be that I'm just getting used to my feet getting cramped. All in all it is a great shoe for climbing, haven't taken this pair outside yet, but in the gym it's been pretty good.
What size would you recommend buying,...
What size would you recommend buying, relative to street shoe size? I wear a US 9-9.5 in street shoes. I've heard that though there is some sizing variation between Mad Rock models, they are generally sized large-ish, so one need only go down by about half a US size or less. Advice would be much appreciated!
Sizing down one-half size is probably a good call. I wear a US 11 in street shoes and my Trickster size 10.5 works well so far.
Solid performance shoe
This is a really good shoe for every type of climbing! I have used these on sketchy slab, hard trad, and overhanging sport. Overall I'm happy with the performance of this non painfully aggressive shoe.
If you are looking for the shoe that does it all, look no further than the Trickster. I have guided long multi-pitch crack routes to steep hard boulder problems in this great all around shoe. The rubber is as sticky as molasses and fits perfect out of the box. As a bonus they look like my old Vans skate shoes.