Victoria

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Victoriawrote a review of on October 12, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I've used the R3 on two bouldering trips now, and it is awesome for creating soft landings and protecting awkward obstacles on the ground. It's also great for carrying stuff with the 'burrito' style backpack wrap without anything falling out the bottom as you hike. The flexible roll-up design also helps when you are trying to fit one last crash pad into your car - the R3 squishes into weird spaces quite nicely! Overall a great pad and great value for the price.

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Victoriawrote a review of on October 12, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs small

These shoes are great for training in the gym and long days outside. They are similar to the M5, but more narrow. The rubber is super sticky and lasts several months even with multiple climbing days each week. I still haven't blown through the toes in mine, but the rubber has gotten rounded over time. The heels are great for hooking sloping holds and flat surfaces, but aren't narrow enough to hook small edges. Beware of the women's sizing, I am a 5.5 in other Madrock shoes, but needed a 7.5 in these. My street shoe is a women's 7.

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Victoriawrote a review of on January 28, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs small

Excellent high performance shoe for bouldering and sport climbing - these make me able to heel hook on anything. Don't give up on the shoes if they start painful, it took me about a month of climbing regularly before my Redlines were broken in. That initial too-small-shoe feeling is completely worth it, these shoes do great toeing down on small edges and heel hooking on anything. I wear a half size bigger in the Redline than other Mad Rock shoes, I am a size 7 womens street shoe, and size 6 in the Redlines.

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Victoriawrote a review of on February 23, 2014

5 5

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

The M5s fit true to size and don't stretch much, they should fit well out of the box. Great for long climbing sessions when you don't want to take your shoes off after every climb. The rubber is stiff and durable, I've been climbing in my M5s regularly for 2+ months and they aren't worn out at all. The toe box and heel both fit great and perform well while smearing and stemming on nothing. I also climb in the Sharks and the one time I prefer my Sharks over the M5s is when trying to heel hook on very small holds. The extra rubber on the Sharks makes it possible to heel hook on crimps and edges, whereas the M5 heel works better on larger holds or just hooking against the wall.

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Victoriawrote a review of on January 21, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

The Sharks were initially painful, but broke in quickly (about two climbing sessions.) The shoe is more narrow than other Mad Rocks, which is perfect for me, and has a very aggressive toe and heel. Awesome performance in overhangs and roofs - heel hooks stick to anything in these!

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Victoriawrote a review of on January 21, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've been climbing in these shoes since September, and the rubber is still in great shape. They have performed well both bouldering and sport climbing, but are not a very down turned shoe. Fit for me is a size and a half smaller than street shoes. Very comfortable after breaking in the Hemp Lining, which takes a few days of climbing. Great shoe!

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