The hardest sends always seem to happen when you least expect it—you're not feeling great, or you're tired, or you don't really care, and then BANG! You're topping out. The Mad Rock Lotus Women's Climbing shoe aims to give you that top-out buzz every climb, with an aggressive downturn, slipper-style design that's ideal for extra-steep sport climbs and boulder problems. The Lotus rocks an ultra-sticky Science Friction 3.0 rubber sole that sticks to rock like gum to hair, and also uses Mad Rock's polycarbonate Arch Flex system to help provide a super-snug, sensitive fit.The top of the shoe features Mad Rock's Power Upper rubber toe patch to help you work your way through those overhanging toe-hooky problems, and the Edge heel is ridged to help you lock onto tenuous heel hooks. One hook-and-loop strap complements the Lotus' snug fit—the synthetic Syn Flex upper won't stretch or deform like leather—making the Lotus' super-easy to take on and off in between redpoint attempts.