Who should buy the Mad Rock Agama

The Mad Rock Agama is a neutral rock climbing shoe, which means it has practically no beak-like downturn. As such, the shoe in question is primarily ideal for edging and smearing. It is a perfect option for: 

  • individuals who are looking for a climbing shoe that offers a combination of versatility and all-around comfort.
  • climbers who want a downturn-less rock shoe that still performs well on bouldering, trad climbing, and sport routes.
  • adventurers who want to be able to use their footwear both indoors and outdoors. 

Mad Rock Agama brand logo

Mad Rock’s very own sticky outsole

The Mad Rock Agama climbing shoe uses a brand-owned outsole called Science Friction 3.0 in granting wearers sufficient traction on a variety of surfaces. It is made of a rubber compound produced locally in the United States. 4.2 mm is its overall thickness.

Agama’s supportive midsole

The Agama’s provision of underfoot support is sourced from its part polyester, part EVA (ethylene-vinyl acetate) midsole. Mad Rock engineers gave it a thickness of 1.8 mm. For added comfort, this supportive layer comes topped with a leather footbed.

Mad Rock Agama midsole

Mad Rock Agama’s durable upper

Mad Rock Agama polyester upper

What encases the foot in the Agama is a low-top upper made with a combination of synthetic fabric (also known as Syn Flex) and high-grade leather. 

Mad Rock Agama heel pull tabs

Two pull loops are attached to its heel to make slipping in and out of the shoe a relatively quick affair. 

Mad Rock Agama split-type tongue

Mad Rock designers opted to go split-type with its tongue, contributing to the Agama’s ease of access. 

Mad Rock Agama heel rand

They also furnished the shoe with enough randing around its heel and forefoot to give climbers adequate smearing traction.

Mad Rock Agama toe rand

Completing the equation of the Mad Rock Agama’s upper is the rock shoe’s Velcro closure. It consists of two highly adjustable straps engineered with hook-and-loop fasteners.

Mad Rock Agama hook-and-loop Velcro

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 230g
Construction: Board lasted
Closure: Velcro
Fit: Comfort fit
Downturn: Neutral
Environment: Indoor, Outdoor
Material: Leather, Synthetic

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