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Looking for an all around rock climbing shoe? Check out Mad Rock’s Phoenix.

Whether you’re in the climbing gym or hitting up a boulder outdoors, throw a pair of Mad Rock’s Phoenix into your bag and feel confident that your feet will comfortably stick to the rock.

I rocked these puppies bouldering at Stinson Beach in San Francisco, sometimes forgetting I had rock climbing shoes on because of the Phoenix’s comfort.

Categorized as an all-around climbing shoe, it is perfect for the gym yet technical enough for bouldering and multi-pitch climbing.

Dual external tabs make them easy to slip on, and the shoes ergonomically hug your feet while giving you the grip you desire (and require).

Price: $75 | BUY from