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Rock Jock

Average Rating = 3.50/5 Average Rating : 3.50 out of 5
Item Details | Reviews (2)
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This trad master is made for all day comfort and long routes. The patent pending lacing system cradles your forefoot and allows precision adjustment to the heel fit. The micropore suspension and sticky molded FriXion® sole provide a comfortable secure ride in any kind of terrain.

Color Yellow/Blue
Upper Leather/Synthetic Leather
Construction Slip Lasted
Last RLN50
Lining Dri-Lex
Sole 5mm molded FriXion® Green rubber with lugs, dots and edging platform
Midsole 2.2mm full length Atex
Insole None
Patent Lacing system
Weight 24 oz.
Sizes 34–47 (including half sizes)

2 Reviews

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Review 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: dpurf, 2004-09-08

This is the best all day trad shoe I have found. It gives you the ability to have just one shoe for your all day climbing events. It is a great shoe for jamming, not bad for edging and was happy with smears. As like Sandstone I would fit the shoe to your street size and wear a sock.

Review 3 out of 5 stars

Review by: sandstone, 2004-07-02

Seems to be a decent shoe for long moderate routes, or when you want to wear the shoe for a approach-climb-descent, without having to take along another pair of shoes.

The shoe is a compromise, it's not as precise as a full-on climbing shoe, and it's no where near as comfortable as a pair of tennis shoes. In the shoe continuum I'd say it's placed between an approach shoe and a climbing shoe.

It edges well (inside edge of big toe), and smears OK. It doesn't feel that great for pockets or "edging" with the front tip of the shoe. They should be fine for jamming (but I haven't tried that yet with this shoe).

It's not the kind of shoe you want to fit tightly for precision climbing -- this shoe is aimed at a different use. I sized mine so they are very comfortable (toes not smashed) with an athletic sock.

The lacing system has the capability of pulling the heel of the shoe towards the toe a bit, effectively making whole the shoe fit tighter. The downside is that the lacing system (or just how the leather is cut?) seems to put some pressure points on the top of the foot. That's why I decided to size these comfortably so I could wear them with a sock.

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