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A traditionaly styled rock climbing shoe with lacing to the toes, the Nomad is supportive for edging and performs admirably on cracks, multi-pitches, and trad routes. The Nomad's stout build quality combined with it's ability to fit a wide variety of feet makes it ideal for individuals, groups, and organizations looking an excellent performance to comfort ratio in a climbing shoe.
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Comfortable, stylish, maybe not very technically ‘competent’, but a good starter shoe
I am a novice climber, graduating from rental shoes. These are actually the most comfortable climbing shoes I have tried on, from a purely initial (pre-climb) shoe fit POV. These were size 10’s matching my typical street shoe size. When I compared these shoes to others that I tried, the Mad Rocks wee clearly longer than others of nominally the same size and even large than the size 11 Evolv Axiom, I tried. This shoe laces all the way down almost to the tip of the shoe, giving one full adjustment capability around the ‘body’ of the foot. I don’t know, but I am guessing this is at the expense of its technical ‘competence’, and is not a good design for climbing in the long run. Styling is really great, to the extent that this is in any way important in this kind of sport. The shoe is made completely of synthetic materials, with the interior made of a kind of woven synthetic fabric, which feel and appear a little cheap. Mad Rock’s philosophy is built partly around value after all. I predict this shoe will not last long. That said, I think its an entirely appropriate shoe for a beginner to wear and wear out, just as they come to appreciate what their next shoe wants to be.
I’m a beginner climber, climbing around 2 times per …
I’m a beginner climber, climbing around 2 times per week. It’s been nearly 3 months that I’ve had these shoes, and they’re holding up excellently. They began a little tight, but soon fit my foot perfectly. I normally wear a 9.5, and these were true to size.
For cheap climbing shoes they hold up great. I’m a new climber climbing with an experienced veteran and he himself was impressed with the durability of the shoes. I’ve used them on multiple single, double, and triple pitch climbs, all very short, as well as daily bouldering trips. Comfort is as expected for $50 shoes…although I haven’t received blisters or anything of the sort, they’re just really stiff. Wearing thin socks does help though. Overall great climbing shoes for as cheap as they came. Very impressed with Mad Rock.
Actually I use these for rowing racing shells and not climbing, works fine, well made. I did a lot of climbing in the past and for the money think you cannot go wrong. Good basic shoe, no unnecessary bells and whistles…
Pretty solid pair (from beginner’s perspective)
I recently started bouldering, and saw these shoes on Amazon while searching for cheaper climbing shoes. I went bouldering at a gym a few days ago, and really liked them. The shoes provide pretty good traction. My only complaint is that it took a couple of minutes to take the shoes off after climbing, because of how tight the shoes are. When I initially laced up the shoes, they were pretty tight. After climbing for a couple of hours, they loosened up, and felt nice and snug, rather than painfully pinching as they did at the beginning. As a newbie climber, I really like these shoes, and I would recommend this product!
Great bouldering shoes
Great bouldering shoes. I am only a recreational climber putting in a couple hours a week on a bouldering wall. I didn’t want to be too tight as I’m not serious about the sport. Even without being tight, these have helped out my climbing.
Make sure that when you order this item you buy a size larger. Trust me when I tell you that I went I went for the size 11’s I actually needed a twelve. I guess I need to put the ones I bought on ebay. Waste of money unless you listen. Other than that, great quality shoe just incorrect size.
Soles were super tacky. I liked the laces
Soles were super tacky. I liked the laces. Overall it was a decent shoe. The reviews said to order your normal street shoe size, but they were way too small. I know climbing shoes need to be tight, but these were painful. I reordered a size and a half larger.
Great beginner shoe
Great beginner shoe! Wish the shoe size wasn’t written in large numbers on a non-removable sticker on the back. Could also use a bit more grip but overall a really great value and hard to go wrong with as a new climber.
great gym shoes
its odd writing a review for a climbing shoe as they are not judged with the same characteristics as other shoes. I am tall, slinder, and have nobby joints. my feet are no exception. the slight padding at the arch really helps fill in the gap i normally get in unpadded shoes, but its not so much that it will hold a lot of sweat. they are cheep but feel like more high end shoes. i avoid socks with shoes (except in cold weather) and they fit a hair on the large size. so these will make great gym shoes.