Don't let this shoe's looks fool you. Having climbed grades up to V15, the Drifter proves an astonishingly great value. By steering clear of some of Mad Rock's more technical features, this wallet friendly classic puts competition on it's wake.
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|Weight|| 223 g|
Size 9 (US) single : 223 g / 7.9 oz
US sizes Men 3-13, 14, 15|
Your "fit" should be determined by the type of climbing that you intend doing, combined with your experience level. Remember that leather upper shoes are likely to stretch over time (mostly in lateral width), while lined and synthetic upper shoes are not likely to stretch much at all...
|Best Use (Highest Performance)||
Sport / Face
|Last Details|| Shape: Flat (comfort)|
Construction: Slip Lasted
|Upper Material||Premium Leather|
|Midsole Material||1.8 mm Compressed Polyester|
|Sole Material|| 3.8 mm Science Friction 3.0, Flat sole|
Rand: 2.2mm Science Friction R2
|Footbed Lining|| |
Science Friction R2
America’s least expensive shoe, the Drifter, is a no-nonsense, flat-soled slipper. Two Velcro closures snug up the mid-foot area and a lined toe-box keeps the shoe from stretching at the toes. Out of the box these shoes felt medium stiff, but the compressed polyester insole quickly softened up. The Drifter excelled at smears and I wore them on granite slabs to 5.13a. On its website, Mad Rock claims that the shoe has been worn to climb problems up to V15.