Find your fit.
Contrary to popular belief, climbing shoes don't actually have to hurt. They need to fit snug, without any air bubbles inside, but that doesn't mean your toes have to lose circulation in the process. That makes for a nasty time, especially if you're a beginner, so find a shoe that fits. Unlike the blue Positive version, Mad Rock's Pulse Negative Climbing Shoe has less volume and a shorter length for beginners with smaller feet. It also features Mad Rocks' grippy R2 Science Friction rubber at the toe, a unique mesh upper, and a shock-absorbing heel that feels great when you drop off boulder problems. With a medium stiffness, the Pulse Negative is perfect whether you're learning to climb in the gym or outside.
- Breathable mesh upper
- Speed-lacing system
- Medium stiffness
- EVA shock heel
- Flat X5 rubber sole
- R2 Science Friction rand
- Q & A
Great gift with good feedback!
- Fit: Runs small
I let my sister pick out a pair of shoes for me to get her for her birthday and this is the feedback she gave me:
"These are the first climbing shoes I've ever owned. I had heard they ran small, so I chose to get a size up. When I first saw them, I was sure that they would be too small. They were slightly uncomfortable on my toes at first, but after a couple wears they felt much better.
I don't know a whole ton about climbing shoes, but overall I'm really happy with these and will probably use them for quite a while. The only thing I don't totally love about them are the laces. It's a little annoying having to tie them up rather than slip them on like most climbing shoes. The laces stay tight and I've never had them come untied while climbing, so it's not a big deal to me. Just takes a little bit more time to put them on."
Most Unique shoes out there
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
I bought these for my brother as a beginner shoe, and they work great for that... and as a intermediate shoe. He has climbed anything from 5.3 flake to a 5.10 crack.
They are not super stiff, but create a solid hold. The rubber that actually grips into the rock only covers the front half of the shoe. The back half of the shoe is a different style of rubber that follows the shoe's shape.
Seems sturdy. Runs Small.
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
- Fit: Runs small
- Size Bought: 8.5
These shoes seem pretty sturdy and well made but run small. I'm a male, 5' 10", 160 lbs and wear a 8.5/9. Ordered a 8.5 this time and could barely get my feet in with way too much discomfort. Returning and exchanging for 9.5....Hope this helps.
Good shoes for low profile feet.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Size Bought: 9
Knowing that I have very high arches, I decided to go with the pulse negative over the positive. I must say I am happy that I made this decision. I ordered a whole size down from my street shoe size and they fit like a dream. The rubber is quite sticky and moderately stiff, which I prefer over my last pair of climbing shoes that were a little too floppy. They aren't super aggressive which allows your feet to be more comfortable, and keeps you from dreading lacing them up time and time again when you're spending all day at the crag. For the price, these shoes are an excellent deal!