Climbing steep rock is hard work, especially if you’ve got scrawny arms like I do.
The 2014 Pinks are unique in that they’re equally suited for standard-pushing pros and beginners looking for that first pair of shoes that can handle anything.
The Mad Rock M5 is the fifth generation of their popular Mugen and, unsurprisingly, the best version yet as they’ve slowly honed in on the perfect balance of performance, comfort, and value.
The result is a high-performance shoe for sport climbing or bouldering that excels on everything from steep pockets to technical edges.
During a time when most climbers are trying to cram their feet into tighter and tighter shoes; the Vapor V offers a relaxed, all-around shoe that performs aggressively on both overhung and vertical terrain.
“What are those purple shoes?” That’s what everyone asks me when I pull out the new 5.10 Quantums, and I tell them- “They're sick!”
Shoes do make a difference. I’ve heard it so many times from coaches, gym employees, even gear reps: “As long as you’ve got sticky rubber on your foot….” Well, I disagree wholeheartedly.
Mad Rock’s latest innovation shows that they are not only affordable but that their designs are cutting edge.
For the longest time, I used to think that flip-flops were quite possibly the worst invention to hit footwear since wooden clogs.
For those who prefer the more precise nature of a lace-up shoe over the ease of a hook and loop closure, the Concept is otherwise identical to the groundbreaking Conflict model.