Rock Shoes: Twins Bomba
1st Mar 2006
£58.99 | Velcro | size reviewed 10 (foot size 10) | weight 504g | medium asymmetry
Twins are a new company to the British market and look to have some interesting options. The Bomba’s are a nicely made fairly soft shoe with secure wrap around double Velcro straps and slipper type elastic to make it feel even more snug. There is a nice touch with the strapping in the form of a large patch for location of the straps allowing for more precise adjustment, similar to the Katana. The webbing that creates the secure fit provides one of the only downsides. This webbing creates a bit of a hot spot on the bone on the outside of the foot. Other testers found this to be no problem. Other than this anomaly these are very comfortable boots, feeling very plush when you pull them on due to the soft lining. They have a comfy padded tongue that is only let down by the slightly poor finishing which leaves an excess of tongue too far down on the toes which tends to create another pressure point. In use these boots provide a confident platform, performing very nicely on a variety of Fontainebleau problems, both smeary and edgy. The rubber is good. There is no additional rubber on the toes and as with most Velcro boots you can’t adjust the fit across the toes, so make sure they fit in the first place. Long term these shoes should do well, they shouldn’t stretch appreciably as they are well lined and they seem to have a pretty solid construction. An excellent all round shoe let down a little by slightly poor finishing inside.
This review was carried out as part of a massive comparative review of 25 pairs of Performance Rock Shoes. We think that this could be the biggest review of such shoes ever undertaken. You can read the whole review here.