Review by: sixleggedinsect, 2004-11-28
despite being discontinued, i regularly see rock socks in the used and consignment bins. i thought i'd pop in a review in case anyone was on the fence.
i have had a pair of the rock sock lace-ups, and the rock sock slippers. the lace ups and velcro shoes are essentially the same design. they are reasonably stiff, curved towards the toe for you crazy boulder/sport folk, and pretty serious. my laceups were very airy in the heel.
my slippers, however, were a glove fit for my feet. word on the street is the slippers were popular but discontinued because they were so ridiculously hard to get into. mind are a real headache to get into on a cold day, and easy on when warm. you fold the heel flat, push your foot in, and then peel the heel cup around the back of your foot. despite their intended use, ive used the slippers on all-day trad climbs and been comfortable. they are flimsy and sensitive, which may or may not be good for you. they fit me so well that despite their very tight fit they do not pinch me anywhere and remain comfortable. the only place i hate them is in hand cracks where they are too flimsy to feel remotely comfortable. my slippers have a tight heel cup and a different design than the laceups/velcro RSocks. and they remain my favorite shoes. 5.10 said the dragon is the closest match when it comes time to replace them.