Hiangle Pro: A tool for technique
Sending boulder projects, especially indoors, is the Hiangle Pro’s forte. And while it can be used for climbs rated 5.10 and under, it is one of those aggressive shoes that, arguably, shine the brightest in technique-demanding routes. The elements that give the Hiangle Pro’s name justice are as follows:
Wrap-around (a.k.a. no-edge) outsole. This is perhaps what makes the Hiangle Pro Hiangle Pro. By that, we mean the shoe in question has the unique ability to smear with minimal effort and then edge (even on crimps) with extra snappiness.
Sensitive midsole. The brainy shoemakers at Five Ten found a way to give this shoe a supportive yet barely-there forefoot platform. With it, you get sufficient support around the toes without taking away surface feel.
Flexible midfoot. Since the Hiangle Pro’s outsole is segmented, the shoe will let you pull off torsional or twisting maneuvers with less struggle. In other words, this characteristic makes lateral negotiations more engaging.
- The 5.10 Hiangle Pro was designed with the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics in mind.