I picked up a pair of Mad Rock shoes during a port visit to Singapore on a recent deployment (The selection was very limited and over priced). I spoke to several climbers in both Singapore and Hong Kong where the shoe was popular, but they climbed plastic not Rock. According to their info, its a good gym shoe. Rock however is not forgiving on shoes as plastic and the shoe lacks outdoor durability. The positvie aspect of the shoe was its comfortable fit. The down side is the shoe wears out very quickly and its performance is only adequate. I would recommend spending a few extra dollars and pick up a pair of spires or mythos! I replaced my mad rocks the week I got off deployment with mythos and am very satisfied!
For the price these are great shoes in my opinion. Very sticky, very comfortable. I have had them for about 8 months now (intermittent use) and have noticed some wear and they look to be wearing thin. I have used them indoor, on outdoor granite sport routes, and some bouldering in Bishop. They are quite sensitive, and l don't think they will last too much longer. My experience with the sizing has been to buy your street shoe size and it will be quite tight and stretch to a nice fit.
These were my second pair of climbing shoes after a pair of Montrails. They are an excellent pair of shoes for a low price! The only complaint is that the rubber seems to be going fast, but it's nice and sticky. The Flash is a fairly aggressive shoe, and definately work well when fitted tight, however, they can get a little painful after a long time in them.
I've used these for bouldering and they work pretty good. the only thing is as the other reviews say they wear kinda quick, but they are a good price. yep get your street size and they'll fit like a glove as they say.