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78 / 100 based on 2 expert reviews
This model is good for smearing on granite, as well as anywhere sensitivity of small features is key, but it can be uncomfortable and difficult to get in and out of.
With the modified entry in the new black model, any intermediate or advanced sport climber or boulderer looking for a well-rounded performance shoe geared for precision footwork—or one specifically for toe hooking—should definitely check out the Team 5.10.
-The Five Ten Team 5.10 is designed with particularly steep terrain in mind. Its overall construction has moderate stiffness, translating to a balance between toughness and sensitivity.
-It promises a protected climbing experience with its sufficiently randed synthetic shell. Its company-exclusive outsole, on the other hand, is responsible for giving wearers enough grip on a variety of surfaces.
Downturn. The Team 5.10 is part of Five Ten’s selection of aggressively downturned rock climbing shoes. Its downward camber encourages the foot to curl into a position that enables climbers to mount on tiny edges with security and precision. Fans of aggressive rock climbing shoes may also look into the Five Ten Hiangle.
Applications. This rock shoe is ideally designed for sport routes. Its set of features and components and moderate rigidity make it a capable tool for overhanging terrain. Climbers may use it on gym walls (indoors) and rocky surfaces (outdoors).
Five Ten’s Team 5.10 is a low-cut rock climbing shoe crafted specifically for men. Its lined upper promises no stretch. The last used in its construction is asymmetric, giving the shoe a curved interior. A personalized fit in it may be achieved by way of the shoe’s Velcro closure.
Midsole. The Team 5.10 comes with a synthetic midsole for extra support underfoot. Much of the shoe’s moderate stiffness comes from this heavy-duty component.
Outsole. Thanks to the Team 5.10’s Stealth HF outsole, users can rack up vertical miles on different types of surfaces with enough adhesive power. Its entirety, which has a thickness of 2.5 mm, is made of soft yet sturdy rubber compound. This particular outsole is characterized by high interlocking capacity and enhanced sensitivity, among others.
What encloses the foot in this 5.10 gear is a fully synthetic upper made of microfiber polyester. It comes with a no-stretch liner, which is also synthetic. A total of three pull loops are securely attached to its cuff zone for easy on and off. Its heel, midfoot, and forefoot sections are heavily randed, granting the sender increased climbing security with ample protection from abrasions. The upper’s toe box, on the other hand, is engineered with a grippy patch, which bolsters the shoe’s stickiness in toe-hooking scenarios.
The Five Ten Team 5.10’s lockdown system is comprised of a stretchy strap set through a beveled buckle made of hard plastic. The strap comes with hook-and-loop fasteners, making it adequately adjustable.