After bursting onto the shoe scene in 1985 with the release of the Five Ten Tennie, these American climbing shoes and their legendary Stealth rubber quickly became a force to be reckoned with.
Location: Los Angeles, United States
Big-name Ambassadors: Janja Garnbret, Natalie Grossman, Shauna Coxsey, Miho Nonaka, Will Bosi
FIVE tEN SHOE TECHNOLOGY
The fresh innovations and clever shoe tech were one of the main reasons why Five Ten became known as a leading name in the shoe game.
It all started with a seriously sticky compound called Stealth rubber. From there, the Five Ten brand changed the landscape of climbing shoes. In the last 4 decades, they have introduced the world to approach shoes, downturned and asymmetrical shapes, velcro closures, dual pull-on loops, and perforated rands.
Five Ten SIZE GUIDE
Historically, Five Ten’s previous line of climbing shoes often required some serious downsizing. Models like the Moccasym were renowned for stretching up to several sizes throughout their lifetimes.
The modern range of Five Ten climbing shoes, however, the design team has revised their sizing. Now, almost every shoe in their line is true to size. This means that, more often than not, the right size for you will closely resemble your normal street shoe size.
We found that most of the shoes in their range offer a performance fit when sized true, and a more comfortable fit when sized 1/2 size up.