Thanks to the Stealth Rubber compound, US manufacturer Five Ten has revolutionized the grip of climbing and approach shoes. But also mountainbike riders and freeriders like Danny Mac Askill have discovered the extraordinary grip for their sport. These shoes, which are specifically designed for women or men, impress with their fine craftmanship, high wearing comfort and casual appearance. Depending on the riding style, Five Ten shoes are available flat pedals or SPD click pedals. » Read more
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Since 1985 Five Ten has had a lasting influence on the history of climbing. The story of Five Ten began in Yosemite Valley. In the mid-1980s, the climbing grade 5.10 stood for absolute extreme routes with maximum difficulty. Charles Cole, founder of Five Ten and the first ascender of adventurous plate and friction climbs, began developing outdoor footwear after slipping and almost falling on a climbing route. His goal was to develop shoes, with a specially formulated rubber compound, that offers extra grip. The result was the legendary Stealth Rubber. Until today, it is still at the forefront of the most challenging routes with further developed compounds. Especially popular all-round shoes such as the Anasazi, that has only been slightly change since its presentation, also benefit from these detail improvements.
What started with climbing shoes and continued with approach and water sports shoes has also become an integral part of mountain biking for years. On freerides, trails and downhills, wherever extreme conditions are at stake, you will find Five Ten shoes like the Impact or the Kestrel. These bike shoes are combining a super grippy stealth rubber sole, that has been specially designed for cycling, with fine craftsmanship, high wearing comfort and a casual look. Thanks to these characteristics, it is hardly surprising that Five Ten shoes are regularly on the podium at MTB Downhill World Cups. They offer an absolutely reliable grip on platform pedals as well as on SPD click pedals, which is essential for control. Five Ten mountain bike shoes are available for women, men and kids.
Outdoor athletes as well as the main street know that Five Ten approach shoes are offering best grip, thanks to the high-friction Stealth rubber, best fit, reliable workmanship and a sophisticated design. That's why Five Ten has a large selection of stylish approach shoes and sneakers in its range!
Absolutely reliable material is indispensable for the sporty field of application of the Five Ten shoes and often determines success or failure. When it comes to climbing, bouldering, downhill and mountain bike riding, the foot must remain in place! The key factor for an excellent rubber compound is the ratio between durability and friction. Five Ten achieves this by fine-tuning the different versions of the Stealth Rubber and working closely with top athletes such as the freerider and trial biker Danny MacAskill or Shauna Coxsey the multiple female Boulder World Cup winner.