Went the way of the Dodo
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: Runs large
- Size Bought: 8.5
I have had a moccasym in my shoe quiver since 2010 and have went through about a half dozen in this time. I was obsessed with the shoe, loved it to death and recommended it regularly. Then, while working as a climbing shoe sales associate (non-BC), a new batch of Adidas Moc's came in. I quickly put a ton of folks in them, only for them to all blow out in about 3 weeks of indoor gym use. Toes were literally poking through them after never even touching an actual rock. I contacted my rep who said they switched production to Chinese sourced leather and they were having production issues but the next batch would be better. I waited a while, received a new (although self-reduced) shipment in to see if the issues were corrected. Nope, same horrible Moc. I dumped the line and picked up the Unparallel UpMoc. The leather is about twice as thick as even the original, pre-adidas Moc, they are slightly less comfortable with the upper toe rubber, but the mid-sole outperforms the Moc. Sorry Adidas, you destroyed a legend. For what it's worth, I am a 10 or 10.5 street shoe, and I size to a 8.5 in both the Moc and UpMoc. This is for all day crack and occasional face climbing.