Joven Bwrote a review of Mad Rock M5 Climbing Shoe on September 23, 2014
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
The M5 climbing shoe comfort characteristic is unmatched. I've used them for 100 foot pitch sport climbs and I'll keep them on the entire time during a climbing gym session just bouldering. The shoes are tight right out of the box, but it takes a day for me to stretch for the perfect fit.
The M5's have an aggressive toe, perfect for overhung climbing. In addition, the edging is top notch. I've had success climbing slab, vertical, overhung and cave climbing. Also, I've been able to have trust in the shoes. I don't fear that my foot will slip off a foothold. The shoe is also great for toe-hooks. The rubber covering the top of the foot creates excellent friction and sticks really well.