I know it’s been a sec since I last posted…but I’m still here!
I’ve been getting a lot of questions at the gym about my Five Ten shoes so I thought I would post here and let everyone know a little about three of my favorite pairs of Five Ten climbing shoes. I will try to make it short and sweet.
-Down-turned version of the Anasazi lace-up (Good on steep and vert terrain)
-Stealth Mystique rubber (STICKY STICKY STICKY and durable)
-Tight heel cup
-Amazing fit (comfy, I have a normal width foot and small heel)
-DID I MENTION THEY’RE PURPLE
–They’re lace-ups (I don’t mind but I know some people hate that)
-The heel cup is tight but the outside of the heel isn’t as good as the Teams or the Dragons for very technical heel hooks (It’s still pretty good though)
Get them here: THE QUANTUM
-Radically down-turned toe (very good on steep terrain, although I love them on slabs in Yosemite!)
-Stealth HF rubber (STICKY, designed to be a little softer to give you toe pulling power on steep climbs)
-Tight heel cup (great for precision/techy heel hooks, like in Yosemite)
-Great fit (comfy)
-No toe rubber for toe-hooking
Get them here: THE DRAGON
THE TEAM 5.10
-My ALL TIME fav climbing shoes! (My secret weapon, besides my thumb)
-Stealth Mystique rubber (STICKYYYYYYYY and durable)
-A little stiffer than The Dragons (for better edging and more reach in my case…seriously. Moves seem less reachy to me when I’m wearing these and I think it’s because the rubber/shoe is a bit stiffer)
-Amazing, Amazing glove-like fit! (comfy)
-Rubber on the toe (great for toe-hooking)
-Tight heel cup (great for precision/techy heel hooks)
-Sensitive and designed for precision footwork
-THEY’RE BRIGHT BLUE!!!!
-Hard to put on (But once they’re on the feel really comfy!)
Get them here: THE TEAM 5.10
I hope you enjoyed this quick review and hopefully it will help you choose what your next Five Ten shoe purchase will be. As someone with 12 years of climbing shoe experience (I’ve sampled every brand out there at one time or another), I can tell you with confidence that Five Ten designs the best shoes and has the stickiest rubber in the world.