Verdict from 5 user reviews

5 reasons to buy

  • Some of those who have written informative Five Ten Hiangle Synthetic reviews highly recommend the shoe for bouldering.
  • This incredible rock climbing shoe edges quite well, say about a handful of senders.
  • The Five Ten Hiangle Synthetic (men’s and women’s) sticks remarkably on a variety of surfaces, according to a few testers.
  • A couple of users find the shoe admirably comfortable.
  • A few are happy about this shoe’s vegan construction, which offers little-to-no stretch.

2 reasons not to buy

  • This climb-centric piece from Five Ten is a challenge to put on, say some of those who have reviewed it.
  • An owner who has used the Hiangle Synthetic a number of times is hardly a fan of the shoe’s arduous break-in phase.

Bottom line

Send-enthusiasts who are in dire need of an exemplary bouldering piece may find one in the Hiangle Synthetic. They may also find a superbly sticky and fantastically comfy shoe in this Five Ten offering.

That said, this edging wonder has a few flaws. Nevertheless, the 5.10 Hiangle Synthetic is a competent shoe, especially for those who consider its handful of traits worthy of the climb.

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Good to know

-The Hiangle Synthetic from Five Ten is an all-around performer built for climbers who wish to send steep routes with as much comfort as possible. It has a stiff construction which enables users to gain purchase with less effort.

-This Five Ten climbing shoe comes with a hardwearing midsole for support. Its brand-exclusive outsole, on the other hand, delivers adequate surface grip.

Downturn. The Hiangle Synthetic is an aggressively down-cambered rock climbing shoe. In it, wearers can gain footing on micro-edges and nubbins with as much precision as possible. Despite its aggressive downturn, Five Ten promises an all-day kind of comfort in this shoe.

Applications. This climb-exclusive offering from 5.10 is engineered for both sport climbing and bouldering. It is a shoe crafted for beginners and intermediate climbers alike. It offers secure yet precise performance on overhanging routes, whether indoors or outdoors.

Five Ten’s Hiangle Synthetic is a low-top climbing shoe for men and women. It offers very little in the way of stretch. Fit personalization comes by means of the shoe’s Velcro closure. The shoe has an asymmetric shape, which curves to the toes to deliver a performance fit.

Midsole. Giving wearers a supportive platform in the Hiangle Synthetic is the shoe’s stiff midsole. 5.10 designers made it extra rigid for even more comfort.

Outsole. This piece built for climbing uses a rubber outsole called Stealth C4 in providing ample surface traction where needed. It has a full-length construction and a thickness of 4.2 mm. Five Ten engineers extended its rear end all the way to the heel, giving senders improved slip resistance when heel hooking.

The Five Ten Hiangle Synthetic, as its name suggests, houses the foot in its low-cut upper made of synthetic leather courtesy of Clarino. It comes without a liner. Both its heel and forefoot zones are fully randed, allowing climbers to heel hook and toe hook with enough security and protection. It has triple the pull loops to expedite on and off. What cinches the foot in place, on the other hand, is the shoe’s single adjustable strap engineered with Velcro fasteners.

  • The Five Ten Hiangle Synthetic has a leather counterpart simply called the Hiangle. This split-grain leather version may stretch up to half a size when completely broken in.