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Mad Rock Lotus
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Awards Best Buy Award Editors' Choice Award Top Pick Award  Top Pick Award 
Price $89.21 at Backcountry
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$170.00 at REI
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Pros Inexpensive, innovative design, comfortable, easy-to-use slipper designSensitive, great for edging, supportive, comfortable, versatileComfortable, high performance, sticky rubber, easy to put on, good in cracks, versatileComfortable, extremely sensitive, great for smearing and steep climbing, easy to get on and offGood for steep climbing, break in well, conforms to foot shape, comfortable, aggressive shape
Cons Strange heel cup, hard to get on at first, specificExpensiveStretch out quickly, costly, lack supportExpensive, No-Edge technology could be an acquired tasteExpensive, lacks versatility
Bottom Line For a high-performance shoe, it can be hard to find options that are under $150; the Lotus is a great shoe, at a reasonable price.From slabs to overhanging sport climbs, this all-around monster rules.These high performance slippers from La Sportiva work well in almost all arenas, from cracks to steep sport climbs.From tufas to granite boulders, these are a steep climbers dream.For toeing in on steep terrain, standing on small holds, and heel hooking the new Solutions do it all.
Rating Categories Mad Rock Lotus La Sportiva Kataki - Women's La Sportiva Skwama - Women's La Sportiva Futura - Women's Solution
Comfort (25%)
8
9
9
9
8
Sensitivity (25%)
8
10
9
10
9
Edging (15%)
8
10
7
7
7
Cracks (15%)
4
7
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7
Pockets (15%)
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9
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10
Ease Of Use (5%)
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9
Total Scores (%)
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10
Specs Mad Rock Lotus La Sportiva Kataki... La Sportiva Skwama... La Sportiva Futura... Solution
Style Velcro Lace Velcro Velcro Velcro
Weight (Per Pair, size 37) .79 lb 1.08 lb 1.00 lb .91 lb 1.06 lb
Width Options Regular Regular Regular Regular Regular
Fit Asymmetrical Asymmetrical Asymmetrical High Asymmetry Asymmetrical
Upper Syn Flex synthetic Suede leather microfiber Leather/Microfiber Leather/ Synthetic Leather/Lorica
Lining Synthetic Pacific Unlined Unlined HF (heel and toe box only)
Sole Rubber Science Friction 3.0 rubber Vibram XS Grip2 Vibram XS Grip2 Vibram XSGrip2 Vibram XS Grip2
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