Reviews for Maniac
Average Rating : 4.43 out of 5
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mad rock maniac *read before you buy*
Review by: HanSolo1991, 2011-02-18
Great shoe all around. Like everyone else said, they've got a lot of grip and are ultra solid on even the smallest crack. Great for the price and are built well. I like the slipper style because they slip on quickly for some mid day bouldering during a hike, and they're a near luxury indoors. They're a mid weight shoe, not the lightest nor the heaviest. My only complaint is that these things are very TIGHT. I wear a size 12 in normal shoes and bought these in a size 12 thinking they'd be a comfy fit but they are nearly unbearable. I know they just need to break in and then they'll be perfect BUT I highly recommend you try them on before you buy them, or go up a half size over normal shoes; It really depends on your intentions for use. Otherwise, they're the best shoe I've found for the money.
EDIT: It's been two months now and I'll probably be selling these. The rubber never really soften up or stretched, and the top leather piece stretched too much. Though the shoe handled great indoors and out, on crags and slabs, these things are just TOO tight. The toe box fits in tight little places and the rubber gripped great, but unless you buy them a WHOLE size larger they're unbearable for longer than a climb or two. They're just not aggressive enough to be worn that tight. Still a durable good shoe though.
Review by: three6right, 2010-11-19
These are my first non-rented shoe. I've been climbing seriously for 1.5 years now, indoor and out and these shoes are keeping up! Sticky on the slabs, with the heel, and toe. Straps are unecessary and easy slip on make it great for outdoor bouldering where you don't want to be walking around in them. No reason to get any other shoe.
Review by: peachyspohn, 2009-06-10
The Maniac a great all around shoes, comfortable, and durable. The rubber has great friction on slabs and good stability in the toe box so that you can edge on small chips and feel secure! I've climbed in numerous pairs and all have held up great. Also, the color rocks...Matt-
Review by: bradcjor, 2009-03-25
1/2 to 1 full size smaller than 5.10 climbing shoes fit. I found 10 1/2 5.10 fit with socks 10 with out. Size 10 Mad Rocks are very very painful.
Review by: madrock, 2007-05-15
The strap is primarily useful if you are doing allot of heel hooking. It will keep the slipper from getting pulled off your foot during agressive hooks. The rubber is currently the skickiest on the market, the durability is approximately the same as Stealth (a bit better), and less than Vibram (but obviously more sticky). Mad Rock currently use a more expensive and sticky rand rubber than most manucturers. Almost every company has gone to a standard tire rubber rand with almost no friction. While it will last longer it provides little friction and bad performance. Mad Rock is using a real climbing rubber rand for better performance. The Toa area of the slipper has been lined to lessen stretch and improve durability.