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Mad Rock Pulse Positive Climbing Shoe
  • Mad Rock Pulse Positive Climbing Shoe
  • Mad Rock Pulse Positive Climbing Shoe
  • Mad Rock Pulse Positive Climbing Shoe

Pulse Positive

Mad Rock


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The Pulse gives you a unique fitting system to ensure that you Find Your Fit. By producing this all-around model in two different volumes, you can now fine tune the length and volume of your climbing shoes between the Positive (High Volume) and the Negative (Low Volume) versions. Constructed with a breathable mesh upper, speed-lacing system, and EVA Shock Heel this model is sure to jump start your climbing!

Retail price

US$ 89.00

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Weight 202 g

Size 9 (US) single : 202 g / 7.1 oz
Size 9 (US) pair : 404 g / 14.3 oz
(we converted grams to ounces)

Closure Type Lace
Gender Unisex
Volume High Wide
Sizing Information ­

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...

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Best Use (Highest Performance) All-around
Asymmetry Moderate
Last Details Shape: Flat (comfort)
Construction: Slip Lasted
Upper Material ­Breathable Mesh
Midsole Material 1.8 mm Compressed Polyester
Sole Material 3.8 mm Science Friction 3.0, Flat X5
Rand: 2.2mm Science Friction R2
Footbed Lining


3D Molded Heel Technology

3D Molded Heel

Introducing, the best hooking heel ever created. With help from our team of athletes around the world, we've designed a heel cup that will hook, smear, jam, or lock better than any other heel design out there. Our new 3D Molded Heel Cup features grooves to improve hooking ability and ensures that your heel won't pop off of your project. As with any of our other features, we never skimp on materials by manufacturing with non-climbing grade rubber.
Science Friction 3.0 Technology

Science Friction 3.0

Years after the launch of the first Mad Rock rubber formula, our new Science Friction 3.0 compound marks a special milestone for the Mad Rock brand. After exhaustive research and a new production process originating in the USA, our new formula has a distinctively different characteristic than our previous batches. More durable than any of our previous formulas, our new Science Friction 3.0 also boasts higher friction. This optimal balance is incorporated into our new mix by increasing the tear strength and the memory of the compound. Due to its unique characteristics and unparalleled performance, our new Science Friction 3.0 formula is used on all of our shoes components like the 3D Power Upper, 3D Hooking Heel, 3D Concave Sole as well as the soles in all of our rock shoes.
Science Friction R2 Technology

Science Friction R2

In addition to the new formula for the sole and components of our new 2011 line, the new Science Friction formula was also incorporated into our new rand rubber mix. Higher friction and durability for the rand rubber is a testament to our commitment to performance and improvement in our rock shoe line. Enhancing the elasticity of the rand rubber was also a priority when developing the new rand rubber. As our new Science Friction R2 has greater give without the loss of performance, our new models feel extremely comfortable and sensitive, giving you that glove-like fit.
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Fringe's Folly Gear Review no rating given just a review

I recently tried out the Pulse Positive, and was super psyched on it. When I took it out of the box, I immediately thought of La Sportiva’s Miura – considered a high-end shoe for trad, sport, and bouldering. I was amazed to find out shortly after that the Pulse was actually created as an entry level shoe! After wearing the shoes for a few days while setting problems for the first citizen’s comp at New York’s The Rock Club gym, I was an instant convert. The fit is glovelike, and the material breathes like a lung (which is great because my feet sweat like a swamp). It performed equally well on slab, vertical, and gently overhanging terrain, and I found myself grabbing for these instead of other more expensive kicks I have even on my hardest routes. They simply feel good on your foot.