Our Mad Rock Demon 2.0 review concluded that these climbing shoes are a solid option for intermediate climbers who will be doing lots of bouldering or climbing on overhung and steep terrain. If you’re looking for your first pair of aggressive shoes and are on a budget, consider the Demon 2.0s — you can usually find a good deal on them.
The Shoes are wrapped in Mad Rock’s Science Friction rubber which makes them exceptional at edging. If you’ve only owned a flatter-soled beginner’s pair of climbing shoes, you’ll be amazed at what you can stand on with these shoes. They also toe hook and smear well.