The Arch Flex provides an aggressive but comfortable fit that gives the shark an unparalleled level of performance. Built around the original Shark last, we've resurrected this old favorite providing new features to make this model the weapon of choice. By utilizing our 1.8mm R2 rand rubber, the Arch Flex system gives our redesigned Shark an unbelievably comfortable and glove-like fit. The elastic property in our R2 formula hugs and locks your foot in to place without the pain associated with other high performance shoes.
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|Weight|| 230 g|
Size 9 (US) single : 230 g / 8.1 oz
US Men 3-13|
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: Downturned (performance)|
Construction: Slip Lasted
|Upper Material||SynFlex (a proprietary synthetic stretchy material)|
|Midsole Material||AES Polycarbonate (a plastic insert) / Polyester|
|Sole Material|| 3.8 mm Science Friction 3.0, Concave Duel Density Sole|
Rand: 2.2mm Science Friction R2
|Footbed Lining|| |
SynFlex (a proprietary synthetic stretchy material)
Science Friction 3.0
Science Friction R2
Watch Zach Lerner climbing with Shark 2.0 shoe, video start showing climbing at 1:34.
Video starts talking about carabiner at 5:04.
I usually have something about a shoe I would like to change but I couldn't really find anything to change about these shoes since I've had them. If I had to compare these to another shoe, I would compare them to the La Sportiva Solution, very similar in flexibility but without the higher cost. The rubber quality is not as high as La Sportiva but is still better than previous Mad Rock models. I also liked the Shark 2.0 better because the heal cup fit nicer. Overall, Mad Rock did a great job designing the Shark 2.0 and making it an aggressive shoe for all types of climbing. I can't wait to see what they have in store for their next innovative shoe (Shark 3.0 anyone???).